Uzès, Uzès & Pont du Gard
The town of Uzes, France lies between the peaks of the Cevennes Mountains and the beaches of the Mediterranean in the Gard department in Languedoc-Roussillon. Uzes is a lively town, surrounded by vineyards and filled with excellent shopping streets. The pace of life is magnificently slow, and there is an undeniable hint of the Mediterranean to the town.
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Things to do in Uzes, France
Touring the centre of town is a real treat, as the medieval old town has so many attractions and important historical sites that it has been listed as a protected historical centre. The Castle of the Ducs d’Uzes, King’s Towers and the Cathedral of St Theodorit are among the most impressive sites to explore from a holiday rental villa in Uzes, France. The incredible Roman aqueduct is an extraordinary feat of engineering, even by today’s standards, and is best viewed from the delightful river beaches which lie just outside the town. Wednesdays and Saturdays see Uzes spring into life with the arrival of the market, which is the best place to buy truffles, Duche d’Uzes wines, and olives especially. The Saturday market is cited as the most colourful and exciting in the whole of southern France.
Uzes is located in a magnificently rural region of Languedoc-Roussillon. The Cevennes Mountains, and the Cevennes National Park in particular, are stunning landscapes, perfect for walking, hiking, horse riding, mountain biking and rock climbing holidays. The oak forests that carpet much of the area provide many fantastic routes for walking and riding, protecting walkers from the summer sun. The Gorges du Gardon are beautifully dramatic, especially if you are exploring them with from the river in the bottom with the use of a canoe.
Places to visit on holiday in Uzes, France
A holiday rental villa is just 15km north of Nimes. Famous around the world for its Roman heritage, Nimes is a magnificent town to visit, if only for an afternoon from a Uzes villa rental. The huge theatre, impressive aqueduct (which starts in Uzes) and exquisite temple are simply beautiful, making for almost essential viewing from Uzes accommodation, regardless of your level of interest in history.
Weather in Uzes, France
Uzes is blessed with amazingly long, hot summers, lasting from May right through until September. During this period, average monthly temperatures stay above 20°C, with peak temperatures well into the mid 30’s (°C) common during June, July and August. Summer temperatures remain wonderfully warm long into the evening, ideal for eating outside as the sun goes down over the mountainous horizon.
Travel to Uzes, France
Although Nimes Airport (FNI) is tiny, there are a surprising number of flights arriving from the UK. Ryanair have the monopoly on flights to Nimes, providing services from the East Midlands (EMA), Liverpool (LPL) and London Luton (LTN). Renting a hire car is strongly advised for those talking Uzes accommodation, as there are many beautiful yet secluded spots to discover.
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