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Why Visit Historical Uzès? Lunch, Sightseeing and Family

There are towns and villages we happily visit time and again because of their uniqueness, proximity to historical sites, outstanding markets, or cultural attractions. As Uzès has it all, a well-preserved chateau, cobblestone streets, two great weekly markets, close to the Pont du Gard, and a Duke, it was an easy decision to meet cousins Jean-Marc and Christine there.

Uzès is a well-preserved medieval town in the Gard Department on a promontory above the Alzon River. The old town, population 8,454, is surrounded by boulevards shaded by plane trees that have replaced the medieval defensive walls. Inside there is a maze of small streets and shaded squares lined with beautiful old houses and mansions from the 17th and 18th centuries. Continue reading here for Michel’s photos from their visit to Uzès.

Why Visit Uzès?

Spending the day in and around Uzès is a relaxed and informative day trip from Sablet. Uzès is a well preserved medieval town surrounded by high walls with over 8,000 residents. That doubles during tourist season. One of many reasons to visit Uzès is the Duchy – a castle with a fascinating history. The Duchy is open for public guided tours year-round for a historical immersion experience. Some other sights in Uzès include medieval gardens and Cathèdrale Saint-Thèodorit d’Uzès.

Uzes Panorama View

The Saturday market in Place aux Herbes is a lovely way to spend a morning, although it can get a little crowded! There are two market days in Uzès – Wednesdays and Saturdays. However, whether or not it is market day, chic stores and charming restaurants surround the square.

Uzes Place des Herbes

If you love to cook or are looking to try something new, a culinary adventure is a perfect opportunity for you! Your level of cooking experience doesn’t matter for this week of cooking. Join a Cook’n with Class Culinary Adventure in Uzès provides pictures and details on the cooking class. In addition, the program features market trips, seasonal food, traditional recipes, and wine tastings.

Le Pistou is a cooking school that provides a hands-on experience and delicious recipes. Petra Carter, the founder, offers cooking classes, single-day workshops, and intensive 2-3 day courses. Her culinary classes have themes ranging from “Forever Summer” to “Little Dishes of Provence.” Carter explains the traditional ingredients as you cook and creates a tasteful time for everyone.

If you are looking for more activities for the perfect day trip to Uzès, click here for more fun!

Uzès Lunch Recommendation

The ambience at Le Comptoir du 7 Restaurant was pleasant, our meal was perfect, and the service was friendly and attentive. We definitely would return here again if we are in Uzès for the market or after a trip to the Pont du Gard.

Le Comptoir du 7 Restaurant
7 Boulevard Charles Gide
30700 Uzès
Telephone: +33 (0)4 66 22 11 54

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Michel and Shirley

Michel and Shirley

Michel and Shirley, live in wine country, in Windsor, California. They have a full family with two beautiful daughters and five amazing grandchildren. Michel's day job is as CEO of Chancellor Health Care, a company which provides housing and services to older adults.

Previously a co-owner of a popular French bistro called Bistro des Copains located in Western Sonoma County California. The Bistro was closed in early 2015, after nine years!

In 2008, after searching for years and visiting many houses they bought a 17th century stone village house in the medieval village of Sablet which is in the Vaucluse region of Provence France.

Please read about the Sablet House (available for rent) and follow their blog Our House in Provence.

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