Guide to Uzès: Medieval Village in Southern France

 

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Uzès still has a Duke that lives in the “Duchy” at the center of town. It’s a quaint little town in a great location-20 mins from Nimes and Pont Du Gard; 40 mins from Avignon; 1 hour from Montpellier and the Beach. At the same time, it’s so small that you’ll feel like a local after a few days of walking around.

If you do end up visiting or staying in Uzès, here’s some things we think are worth looking at:

Just walk around town- it’s really small so just park anywhere and take a stroll through the narrow, cobblestone streets!

Bakery: La Nougatine– this bakery is our favorite one in town because not only are their pastries amazing, but the atmosphere is even better. img_1016

Uzès Museum– they did a really great job displaying the many artifacts they have and explaining their importance to the region. If you have time, definitely visit!

Hours:
November to February : 2PM-5PM
March to June and September to October : 3PM-6PM
July and August : 10AM-12AM and 3PM-6PM
-Closed Monday & January, November 1st and December 25th

Prices:
Adults : 3 euros
Children : 1,20 euros

Place Aux Herbes-It’s the center of town and has a cute market every Wednesday and Sunday morning.

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The Duchy-you can’t really miss the outside if you’re walking around town but if you want to go inside and look around it’s 18 euros.
Here‘s some info on hours and pricing.

Jardin Medieval- garden in the middle of town that gives you a look into the medieval times and how they used herbs. You can also go up a tower and get a view of Uzès and the surrounding area!
Hours and Prices

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Green Market– a cute little bio food store that offers delicious, healthy smoothies and soups! The lady who owns the shop is very friendly and knowledgable.

Art Galleries- there are lots of beautiful art galleries. Our favorite was David Jamin‘s.

Cooking classes-there are a few different places that offer cooking classes in Uzès.
Cook’n With Class (80-150 euros per class)
Le Pistou Cookery School (120 euros per class)
Peta Mathias  (130 euros per class)

Activities to do around Uzès –

Pont Du Gard-a roman aqueduct built in the first century AD to bring water to Nimes- over 30 miles away! They have a museum that is worth checking out as well! Here‘s a link to their website.

Painting Classes-in La Bastide d’Engras with Duncan Barker. It’s 125 euros for one 3 hour session and 250 euros for two 3 hour sessions.

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Picture from his website- duncanbarker.com

Biking tours- rent a bike from Village Velo and take a nice ride around the french countryside! The owner of the shop is a really nice guy from Boston, so he speaks English and can show you the best trails in the area.

Castillon Du Gard-tiny, tiny town about 20 minutes away that’s has pretty much zero tourists, so if you want a cool location for a music video or whatever…;)

Nimes-also 20 minutes away, Nimes is a gorgeous city with lots and lots of free Museums (for people under 26). It has a rich Roman history that’s amazing to learn about!

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Here are some more pictures of Uzes:

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Thanks a lot Hazel 😉 Hope to see you the next time you come in Uzès !
    Eric & Aude Green Market Uzès

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    1. hazeldespain says:

      ❤ of course! We still dream about your smoothies 🙂

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