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Exploring Nîmes and its surroundings offers an immersion into Roman history with its iconic monuments such as the arenas and the Maison Carrée. But that's not all! You can also witness bullfights and experience the festive atmosphere of the feria. Rooted in a 2000-year-old past, this Southern city unveils an exceptional heritage.

Uzès, a city of Art and History, jealously preserves its prestigious heritage. Stroll through its medieval streets and don't miss the famous Saturday morning market. Explore the surroundings to discover the Pont du Gard, France's most visited ancient monument, and delve into the Roman era.

Learn more about the wonderfully historic Nîmes & Uzès

Nîmes & Uzès both offer a unique blend of history, architecture, and local culture. Nîmes is renowned for its well-preserved Roman heritage, featuring the ancient Nîmes Arenas, a grand amphitheater still used for concerts and events, and the Maison Carrée, one of the best-preserved Roman temples in the world. Nearby, the Pont du Gard, a stunning Roman aqueduct and UNESCO World Heritage site, further highlights the region's rich historical legacy.

Uzès is filled with medieval streets and is home to the impressive Saint-Théodorit Cathedral - a Gothic architectural masterpiece. The lively Uzès Market, held every Saturday, offers an array of local produce and artisan goods. Together, Nîmes and Uzès provide a captivating journey through time, blending ancient moments with the vibrant traditions of Provence.

Why choose to holiday with us in Nîmes & Uzès?

Choosing Provence Holidays for your stay in Nîmes and Uzès ensures an exceptional experience, blending luxury, comfort, and local charm. Our handpicked properties are situated in prime locations, allowing easy access to the region's rich historical sites and culture. With modern amenities, stunning views, and our renowned service, our stays provide a perfect retreat after a day of exploring ancient Roman monuments, medieval streets, and bustling markets. Our local expertise ensures that every aspect of your holiday is tailored to your desires, making your stay in Nîmes and Uzès one of a kind. 

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Where to stay in Nîmes & Uzès

Explore our array  luxury holiday rentals in Uzès and the Pont du Gard, South of France. Choose from cottages, gîtes, villas, and vacation homes in Uzès, Remoulins, Collias, Saint Quentin la Poterie, and Castillon du Gard, many featuring private pools.

We pair exclusive holiday homes with completely tailored experiences

Our inclusive concierge service breaks the mould when it comes to luxury holidays, and adds the wow-factor to every stay, family holiday and special occasion.

After booking, you will be assigned a dedicated concierge who will help you customise your stay to ensure an unforgettable holiday 

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Food & Wine

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Nature & Outdoors

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Art & Culture

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Sport & Wellness

When to go near Nîmes, Uzès and Pont du Gard

Spring in Provence

Spring in Provence

The days are getting longer, the temperatures are mild and nature is decked out in a thousand colours. It is the ideal time to discover the most emblematic sites, to taste the specialities and to immerse yourself in the Provençal culture thanks to the popular festivals and traditions that are still very much alive. Long live spring in Provence!  

Summer in Provence

Summer in Provence

In the summer, the cicadas have a great time, the swimming pools and other waterways allow us to refreshing on hot summer days. Festivals of theatre, music, village festivals... Provence is in celebration! But here, you can also take the time to relax in the shade of the olive trees, lulled by the soft breeze of the mistral... you hear them cicadas?

Autumn in Provence

Autumn in Provence

Here, autumn looks like spring. After the summer heat, nature is turning green and new colours are coming into the landscape. Walks in the forest call us. The dishes are tinged with warmer flavours. Festivities become more fervent. The freshness is slow to set in, we take advantage of the Indian summer! This is the ideal time to discover a more confidential Provence.

Winter in Provence

Winter in Provence

In winter, Provence always offers beautiful sunny days. But the wind, which swirls around, can be icy. The light is incredibly pure and gives the landscapes a beautiful relief. It is the return of the flowers, the time for walks where you feel alone in the world, and the food that warms the heart. Among the many festivals that punctuate the season, Christmas has a unique flavour!The truffle, the big star of the winter season, blooming along the markets where connoisseurs come negotiate the black diamond. Restaurants make us salivate with dishes based on truffles and wine-growers open their doors to us for incredible tastings. How beautiful Provence is in all seasons!

Getting to Nîmes & Uzès

To reach Nîmes and Uzès you will have to journey through the scenic landscapes of southern France. The nearest major airport is Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport, approximately an hour's drive from Nîmes. For those traveling by train, the Nîmes TGV station offers high-speed connections to Paris and other major cities. From Nîmes, a short drive or local bus ride will take you to the picturesque town of Uzès.

For a more immersive experience, consider driving through the region’s historic routes. Begin your journey on the D999, winding through charming Provencal villages like Saint-Maximin and Blauzac. This route offers breathtaking views of vineyards, olive groves, and remnants of ancient Roman roads. Along the way, you’ll pass through rolling hills and scenic valleys, providing a perfect introduction to the area’s rich heritage and natural beauty. As you approach Uzès, the landscape opens up to reveal the town’s stunning architecture and the vibrant greenery. 

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Useful information about Nîmes & Uzès

Nîmes

Historical Background

- Ancient Origins: Nîmes is a city in the Occitanie region of southern France, known for its well-preserved Roman monuments. It was a significant Roman colony and retains numerous ancient structures.
- Roman Monuments: Key sites include the Arena of Nîmes, a well-preserved Roman amphitheater, and the Maison Carrée, a classical Roman temple.

Attractions

- Arena of Nîmes: This amphitheater is still used for events today, including concerts and bullfights.
- Maison Carrée: One of the best-preserved Roman temples in the world, it now houses a small museum.
- Pont du Gard: Located nearby, this ancient Roman aqueduct bridge is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
- Jardin de la Fontaine: A large public garden that includes the Temple of Diana and the Tour Magne, offering panoramic views of the city.
- Les Halles de Nîmes: A bustling market where visitors can taste local produce and specialties.

Culture

- Feria de Nîmes: An annual festival celebrating bullfighting, attracting thousands of visitors.
- Museums: Includes the Museum of Romanity, which explores the city's ancient history, and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Uzès

Historical Background

- Medieval Charm: Uzès is a small town known for its medieval architecture and historical significance as the seat of the first duchy of France.
- Duchy of Uzès: The town is famous for the Duché d'Uzès, a ducal castle that is still inhabited by the ducal family.

Attractions

- Place aux Herbes: The central square, known for its arcaded houses and vibrant Saturday market.
- Uzès Cathedral: A historic church with a striking bell tower known as the Fenestrelle Tower.
- Haribo Museum: A museum dedicated to the history of the famous candy manufacturer, located just outside of Uzès.
- Medieval Gardens: Featuring plants and designs from the Middle Ages, offering a tranquil retreat in the heart of the town.

Culture

- Markets: Uzès hosts several markets, including the popular Saturday market at Place aux Herbes, known for its local produce, crafts, and regional specialties.
- Festivals: Includes the Truffle Festival and the Fête Votive, a traditional celebration with parades and events.

Visiting Tips

- Best Time to Visit: Both Nîmes and Uzès are best visited in the spring and early autumn when the weather is pleasant, and there are fewer tourists.
- Transportation: Nîmes is well-connected by train, making it easy to visit Uzès, which is about a 30-minute drive away. Renting a car is recommended for exploring the surrounding countryside and smaller villages.

Culinary Highlights

- Local Cuisine: Enjoy local dishes such as Brandade de Nîmes (a cod dish), Picholine olives, and various wines from the Languedoc-Roussillon region.
- Markets and Cafés: Experience the local lifestyle by visiting markets and enjoying meals at outdoor cafés, particularly in the historic centers of both towns.

These highlights offer a glimpse into the rich historical and cultural experiences that Nîmes and Uzès provide. Whether you're interested in ancient history, medieval architecture, or local cuisine, these towns are sure to offer a memorable visit.