Uzès and surrounding areas

À LA découverte du duché d’Uzès

Uzès, first duchy of France, proudly dominates the wild scrubland that surrounds it.


The medieval town of Uzès is dominated by the King’s Tower, the Bishop’s Tower and the Ducal Tower, the three powers that governed life in the Middle Ages.

A true symbol of the city, in perfect contrast with the other towers, the window tower, a vestige of the 12th century, stands tall alongside the cathedral which it saw being rebuilt, a unique example of a round campanile in France.

The cobbled streets which house a rare collection of private mansions, the numerous shaded and lively squares reveal the charm of this city and the richness of its heritage classified as a “protected area”.

Lying at the foot of the town, the Eure valley generously unfolds its course. It is at its source that the Romans supplied Nîmes. Here begins the monumental aqueduct which crosses 50km of scrubland and spans the Gardon. Construction symbolized by the Pont du Gard, today classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Not far from there, Avignon holds its festival at the foot of the city of the Popes while Nîmes ignites its arenas with its ferias. The mistral and the salty breeze of the Mediterranean fly over the wild Camargue and are lost in the East where Arles, St Rémy and Les Baux de Provence invite you to discover this generous and fragrant region.

Discover this beautiful region, its vineyards, its oil mills, its hilltop villages and much more.