Visit Uzès and discover all that the medieval city and its surrounding hamlets known as le pays d’Uzès have to offer. Wonderful accommodations, food & things to do in Uzès. Here is just a short list. You can always find more information at the tourist office.
Uzès – Uzès’s official page (in French)
Duchy of Uzès – The Duchy (Le Duché) of Uzès is often referred to as the first Duchy of France. Discover the history of the Duke and his family and the role they played not only in Uzès but in France with a visit of the Duchy.
Rhone-wines.com – discover the wines of the Rhône valley.
Tourist Office Uzès – Recommendations, itineraries, and plenty of fun, family-friendly information on Uzès and the pay d’Uzège
Le Pont du Gard – The official website of Pont du Gard. The Pont du Gard, one of the best-preserved vestiges of Roman architecture is a UNESCO heritage site located in Remoulin. Throughout the year they offer various cultural events and also have a museum and a walking trail through the Mediterranean landspace referred to as le Garrigue.
Cinema in Uzès – le Capitole offers a number of movies in V.O. (original version with subtitles)
Le Musée 1900 – Before or after your French cooking class, you must take a tour through the Musée 1900. Owner Gaston Baron has amassed an amazing collection of artifacts from the 1900s. A wonderful trip in time.
Haribo – Le Musée Bonbon – For the kids and kids at heart. If it’s sugar you want, sugar you will find at the Haribo factory and museum located in Uzès. See how the candies are made and learn the history of their candy-making.
La Bambouseraie – Get out of the Summer heat and enjoy this beautiful botanical garden in the Cévennes. Worth a visit for any lover of fauna and flora and a lovely treat for the kids especially if you take the train à vapeur
Train à Vapeur des Cévennes – This little steam train is a great way to travel through the foothills of the Cévennes between the villages of Anduze, the Bambouseraie & Saint-Jean-du-Gard. (page in French). You can also find information in English on the Anduze Tourism site
Accommodations in and Around Uzès
Les Olivettes – A beautiful guest house and a small mazet sleeping up to 10 people. Chantal is a wonderful hostess who is happy to share tips on what to do and what to see in and around Uzès.
La Maison de la Bourgade – B&B located in the heart of Uzès offers single rooms as well as rooms with kitchenette. Run by Elisabeth Lallemand and her son Thomas Lallemand (La Maison de Famille), you are in good hands at the Maison de la Bourgade.
La Maison d’Uzès – While the city of Uzès and the surrounding area offer many B&B & home rentals, if you are looking for a hotel, you may want to consider the Relais & Chateaux hotel La Maison d’Uzès. With just 8 rooms this former maison particulier (private home), has been beautifully restored for your comfort.
Hôtel L’Entraigues is a beautiful boutique hotel in the heart of historic Uzès. Be sure to head up to the terrace for an apéro and lovely views of Uzès. Grab dinner expertly prepared by chef Axel Grousset-Bachelard.
Le Mazet – Rachel welcomes you to her 2 bedroom villa rental in Uzès. Sleeps 4. Only 10 minutes walk to the city center.
Uzes Vacation Rentals – Dominique & Christophe manage a number of Properties in Uzès and beyond, all personally hand-picked for their charm and amenities in all shapes and sizes.
Mas de Rey – You will be welcomed to a beautiful, painstakingly designed domain with luxury and comfort in mind. The Mas de Rey offers 4 spacious apartments, a shared pool, and 7.5 acres of garden, lawns, and woods creating a perfect oasis of peace and tranquillity. There is parking on site. This would be a perfect venue for a family holiday or a special celebration. Bo also proposes sculpting retreats.
Château d’Arpaillargues – Ever wondered what living like royalty feels like? Get a small glimpse into the lives of the royal families of medieval France by booking your next stay at the castle in Arpaillargues, 3 kilometers away from Uzès. It is an 18th-century castle that has been transformed into the Hotel d’Agoult, with all the luxuries of modern facilities such as wifi, hot showers, a jacuzzi, and a wonderful swimming pool. Should you feel hungry during your stay there, they have a restaurant serving fine French food. And if you’re feeling sporty, they have tennis courts for the guests to use. They offer 30 different rooms and apartments.
Mas Oules – Mike & Emma offer several houses for short-term rental on their mas sleeping from 2-6 people.
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Mas d’Augustine – Leave behind the hustle and bustle of everyday life and step back in time in this fully renovated former 18th Century silk farm, where past and future blend in perfect harmony, creating a retreat of luxury, culture, and history. Five beautifully restored and decorated ensuite bedrooms await your arrival (as does the heated pool).
La Maison des Oliviers is located in the countryside, just outside the legendary Duché of UZES, in the village of Montaren. A cozy guest house with two single beds, where Sylvia and Jean-Robert will host and provide everything you need for a restful and scenic holiday
La Famille – Located on the Place aux Herbes, this little restaurant is a must-try for some delicious, fresh food and great wine.
Au Petit Jardin – Jazz Café, Restaurant and Bar à vins. Enjoy live music every Saturday night and a lovely courtyard in this local Uzètien restaurant.
Terroirs – You can’t miss this popular eatery located at the Place aux Herbes in the heart of the city and its market. Not only a restaurant but also a boutique where you will find local and regional products. Open 7 days a week and in the off-season (thank goodness for us).
Ten – An Aussie-inspired bistro just a few steps from the Place aux Herbes run by a dynamic Franco-Britannic couple. Fabulous cocktails, excellent coffee, and delicious French & international food from their chef. Read our blog post.
La Fabrique Givrée – In the mood for ice cream well you will want to pop into this ice cream shop for a scoop or two with original flavors like toast-flavored ice cream. Located directly on the Place aux Herbes
Domaine Deleuze et Rochetin – Organic winemakers offering wine tasting. Located in Arpaillargues across from our school. We have chosen them to be one of our purveyors of wines for our classes. Read our interview here.
De Grappes & d’Ô – Because you can never have too much good wine – here is another one of our suppliers who produce organic delicious wines. Rémi is passionate about his wines as well as the earth upon which his vines grow. Catch him on Wednesdays at the Uzès market. Read our interview here.
Domaine de Malaïgues – One of the best organic vineyards in the area. François Reboul is as passionate about the soil in which his vines grow as he is about the wine itself. Wine is just one of the things that the domain produces. A visit to his domain has been included in some of our French culinary holidays.
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