Uzès is a beautiful little town about 25 kilometres north of Nîmes. Originally a Roman settlement, Uzès is today known for its lovely Renaissance architecture, which has sprung up within what were the city walls, and are now a circle of graceful boulevards. Many of the best places to stay in Uzès are within this circle, though there are also some truly lovely rural charmers in the hills surrounding the town.
The Dukes of Uzès were some of the most important men in all of France, with their title falling just below those of the actual princes, so their fortified Château is a fairly impressive affair, as is the Capuchin chapel built to house their remains. There’s also a cathedral, though it’s been stripped and rebuilt several times, and a Romanesque Tour Fenestrelle or Window Tower which is a National Monument and one of the town’s most famous sights.
Uzes made its wealth in fabric, especially serges, silks and linens, but it’s also famous for its liquorice, and there’s a rather fun confectionary museum. As well as two weekly farmer’s markets, on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Provence is always a busy region but especially during the peak summer months. So if you want to guarantee yourself a room in one of the best places to stay in Uzes during July and August, get planning and book well ahead.
Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Uzès for you?
Charming little hotel and sister guest-house in Uzès, the perfect base from which to explore Provence. The pretty rooms are cosy and traditional in style with floral fabrics and period features. The restaurant is overseen by two Michelin trained chefs and serves only the best local produce.
Golden hued 17th century stonework, vaulted ceilings and contemporary furnishings. Rooms are the size of bijoux apartments with muted palettes, bold rugs and modern art. Breakfast is delicious and mostly homemade. In high season dinner is served. Relax in the hidden jacuzzi and plunge pool.
Sophisticated townhouse B&B in the centre of Uzes. Grand rooms and suites with vaulted ceilings, chandeliers, black and white chequered floors, fireplaces and private terraces. Lovely breakfast courtyard and walking distance to restaurants. Spectacular.
Heavenly gastronomic restaurant with rooms on a hillside, just outside the Uzes with lovely views and gardens. This beautifully restored and peaceful XV1 century Mas exhibits contemporary art by well known artists. The "surprise" Menu changes daily & follows the seasons. A memorable experience.