Uzès: The Charm of Provence in Action

Located in the Gard department, near Languedoc-Roussillon, the town of Uzès enjoys an exceptional setting. Rich in its architectural heritage and its mild southern climate, every year it attracts many tourists who are won over by the charm of Provence.
By Justine Fiordelli

Nicknamed "la Belle de Pierre" or "stone beauty" this small town of 8,000 inhabitants offers an amazing panorama where culture, nature and gastronomy mingle. Not to be missed historic sites include the Ducal Palace, which boasts an authentic medieval charm, not to mention the inevitable medieval garden, located nearby, where you can admire no less than 400 varieties of plants used during the Middle Ages.

But to fully enjoy the charm of the city, head for the many small alleys lined with seventeenth- and eighteenth-century private houses. Just a few meters further, the famous Place aux Herbes will delight visitors; every Wednesday and Saturday morning a Provencal market is held on this square, offering tastings of local produce.

An atmosphere conducive to relaxation and happiness reigns here, where gastronomy is always there to enjoy. When not at the market, locals and tourists call in to the Uzès bakery, famous for its delicious sourdough bread, or choose, alternatively, to sit at a café terrace to enjoy the sun. This rich and varied program will fill people with envy.

Place aux Herbes
Place aux Herbes
Provencal market
Tourist office of Uzès
Guesthouse
Guesthouse
Uzès
Photography José Nicolas

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