Uzès is a town situated to the west of Avignon and north of Nimes in the Gard department of Languedoc-Roussillon. The centre of this active town is now a protected historical monument, with a good mix of medieval stone houses and fine townhouses constr
It is easy to find your bearings in Uzès because the town is surrounded by a broad boulevard that completely surrounds the historic centre.
We suggest you start at the north in Place Albert because the Tourist Office is here and you can ask for a map of the town that includes all the places of interest and a suggested route to follow as you explore - although the pretty historic streets will tempt you away from the suggested route quite often!
The narrow streets of the old town are most noteworthy for the fine 17th century houses, many with ornate iron balustrades, dating from when it was a wealthy textile centre, and for the narrow streets of medieval houses. On your way into the centre you can also see two particularly important townhouses: the 16th century Hôtel Dampmartin (on Place Dampmartin), which includes a tower with a staircase; and the Hôtel de Joubert (on Rue de la Republique) with its beautiful renaissance style doorway and windows.
The centre of Uzès is around Place aux Herbes, a pretty square surrounded by attractive stone houses and arcades and with a large stone fountain: the stonework of the arcades with its imposing arches is very impressive. The Place aux Herbes is also the centre for the markets held in the town on Wednesday morning and Saturday all day, and has several cafes so it is a good place to take your morning coffee!