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Uzès, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Uzès is a town located in the Languedoc-Roussillon (Occitania) region, in southern France, nearby Provence. It is located about 25 km north-east of Nîmes, 30 km from Avignon, 25 km from Bagnols-sur-Cèze and 40 km from Sommières. Here was built the famous aqueduct that supplied water to the Romans in Nîmes, the remains of which can be seen in the Pont du Gard.


Parking in Uzès

We park our car very close to the Old Town, in the underground "Q-Park Gide" parking lot (GPS: 44.013782, 4.421536). From here we go down the Boulevard Charles Gide street towards the Place Albert 1er square (A; GPS: 44.013640, 4.419431), where we find the Fontaine de La Dame fountain, a tourist information center and a nice restaurant called "La Fille des Vignes" (they serve a really good pizza!).


The Le Duché castle

From the Place Albert 1er square we enter the Rue Jacques d'Uzes street, and then immediately turn left to the Rue du Duché street to get to nearby Place du Duché. From here we can admire the beauty of Le Duché medieval castle with four towers. Then we move down the Rue Pelisserie street towards interesting Place aux Herbes (B; GPS: 44.011789, 4.418773). This is a square with a fountain and arcades that is full of small shops, restaurants and cafes.

Jardin Médiéval

In general, the entire Old Town is worth visiting since it has many narrow streets and interesting buildings. Be sure to visit the Medieval Garden (Jardin Médiéval) located on Rue Port Royal (C; GPS: 44.011973, 4.420501). This amazing garden contains a lot of flowers and plants that were useful for its medieval owners for different purposes. Additionally, you can climb the Tour du Roi tower to get beautiful views of the buildings of the Old Town.

Cathédrale Saint-Théodorit and the Fenestrelle tower

Do not forget to also visit the medieval cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Théodorit) with its Fenestrelle tower (D; GPS: 44.012059, 4.422146), whose shape is very similar to the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. This is a unique example of Lombard influence in southern France.


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