Welcome to Uzès


Highlights here include the ducal palace, the cathedral, elegant mansions and the arcaded central square, place aux Herbes, which hosts a lively farmers market every Wednesday and Saturday. For foodies, Uzès' biggest appeal is its cache of sublime places to dine.


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$81.16 Cultural & Theme Tours

Roman Sites Small-Group Day Trip from Avignon, Including Nîmes and Uzès

Meet your guide and hop aboard your air-conditioned minivan at your accommodation in Avignon, then travel out of the city on the 45-minute drive to nearby Nîmes. With ancient Roman history and heritage round every corner, Nîmes is widely considered among the most historically significant cities in Europe. On arrival in Nîmes, follow your guide through the city and discover top attractions such as the Roman amphitheater, Augustus’ Gate, the Castellum and the Maison Carrée — considered by many to be among the best-preserved Roman temples in the world. Listen as your guide details the sites’ historical significance, and gain insight into thousands of years of Roman civilization.Continue on into the Garrigues countryside to the charming city of Uzès, a medieval stronghold dating back to the 1st century. Admire the grand Place aux Herbes (Uzès’ picturesque square), the Episcopal palace, the Fenestrelle Tower and Saint-Théodorit d'Uzès Cathedral, and gain insight into the roles they’ve played in Uzès’ rich history. Leave Uzès behind and head onward to the mighty Pont du Gard, a UNESCO World Heritage–listed Roman aqueduct dating back to the 1st century. Spanning the width of the Gardon River, the Pont du Gard is widely considered among the finest Roman constructions still standing in Europe. Enjoy panoramic views over the Gardon River from your vantage point near the Pont du Gard, then hop back aboard your minivan for the return journey to your hotel in Avignon, where your Roman sites day trip will come to an end.

$129.60 Day Trips & Excursions

Provence Sightseeing Tour: Pont du Gard and More from Avignon

Enjoy the highlights of Provence in just one day! Discover the different Provençal landscapes and learn about the region’s history and culture. Walk along the narrow streets in the hilltop villages of Gordes and Roussillon in the Luberon regional park and Les Baux de Provence in the foothills of the Alpilles. See the Sorgue river in the charming and romantic village of Fontaine de Vaucluse and learn about the secret of the spring! Take a guided walking tour in Saint Rémy de Provence, birthplace of Nostradamus and a source of inspiration to Vincent van Gogh. Your final stop of the day will be a visit to the famous Pont du Gard; a 2000-year old Roman aqueduct located between Uzès and Avignon.Head back to Avignon at the end of the day where your tour will finish.

$135.49 Day Trips & Excursions

Provence Wine and Heritage Tour from Avignon: Les Baux de Provence, Nimes and Uzès

Leave your central Avignon hotel by air-conditioned coach and head to Les Baux de Provence – a charming medieval town perched on a rocky hill high above the Provence countryside. After stopping for a walk around, continue by minivan to an olive oil mill, to see where Provence’s Appellation d'Origine Controlée (AOC) olive oils are made. Produced under strict governance that guarantees their quality and low acidity, the oils are known for their fruity flavor. Sample a selection of these prestigious olive oils after touring the mill.Continue by minivan to the foot of the Chaîne des Alpilles mountain range to visit a famous wine estate. Organic and biodynamic wines account for nearly 85 percent of the region’s wine production, and you’ll taste several of these wines here. While exploring the vineyards, learn how Les Baux wines are defined by Provence’s multi-faceted soils.After a break for lunch in Les Baux de Provence (own expense), meet your guide and head west to the Roman city of Nimes by minivan. A jewel of the Roman Empire, Nimes boasts a collection of intact monuments from the 4th century BC, all dotted around its pedestrianized town center. While listening to an audio guide, explore the beautifully preserved Roman amphitheater – used as a setting in the film Gladiator – and visit Maison Carrée, a temple dedicated to Emperor Augustus. Next, visit the medieval market town of Uzès. The first duchy (settlement ruled by a duke or duchess) of France, this pretty little town has preserved its layout as a medieval stronghold. Enjoy some free time in Uzes to wander round the town. Pass architectural highlights like the Fenestrelle Tower, Place aux Herbes (the main square) and Uzès Cathedral. Then return to Avignon, stopping for a look at Pont du Gard – a UNESCO World Heritage listed-Roman aqueduct that once supplied water to Nimes. Your tour finishes back at your hotel.

$94.25 Day Trips & Excursions

Provence Half-Day Roman History Sightseeing Tour from Avignon

Start your half-day morning or afternoon tour in Avignon and drive to the town of Uzès. Take a walking tour with your guide through one of the most beautiful middle ages towns in Provence. Next, discover the treasures of Nîmes, the “French Roma”, including Maison Carrée (Square House), the fountain gardens and the arena. Finish your tour with a visit to the famous Roman aqueduct, the Pont du Gard. Witness the amazing feat of Roman engineering that is still standing 2000 years later! End your tour where it began back in Avignon.

$141.38 Day Trips & Excursions

Provence History, Chocolate, and Wine Tour from Avignon

Wonderful day in Provence's history, and Provence's "gourmandise". You will taste local products such as olive oil and discover the amazing combination of wine and chocolate in Châteauneuf du Pape; does the chocolate match the wine,? You will discover it. It's adventure !  This trip also points out the historical heritage of Provence through the visit to local Roman monuments such as the Pont du Gard, a 2000-year old Roman aqueduct bridge, or the world's oldest and most well-preserved antic theater in Orange. Discover also Uzès a beautiful medieval city near the famous Pont du Gard. For over 15 centuries, the prosperous medieval market and cathedral town of Uzès (pronounced “ee-oo-ZESS”) has been intimately linked to local and French history.

$45.95 Cultural & Theme Tours

Avignon to Nimes Roman Footsteps Provence Private Guided Tour

You’ll be picked up from your Avignon hotel for your morning or afternoon tour. Travel by air-conditioned mini-coach through the beautiful Provençal countryside as your guide begins to explain the mysteries of Provence’s ancient Roman history. Your first stop is the Roman aqueduct on the Eure River, between the cities of Uzès and Nîmes. Dating back to the 1st century BC, the aqueduct was built to supply water to Nîmes, and its most famous stretch is the Pont du Gard, which carried fresh water over splendid arches across the River Gardon. Visit the Pont du Gard to get an up-close look at this UNESCO World Heritage site and learn why and how it was built. An incredible engineering feat, this was the tallest bridge ever built by the Romans, rising 160 feet (49 meters).Back aboard the mini-coach, continue driving to the city of Nîmes, whose ancient temples, amphitheaters and towers offer an intriguing glimpse into Roman times. Visit the Maison Carrée, one of the best-preserved Roman temples in the world built in 16 BC by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, who also built the Pantheon in Rome during this period. Discover how the temple survived the fall of the Roman Empire and learn about its uses throughout the centuries.Head next to the Arena of Nîmes, a Roman amphitheater that was built in the year 70 and remodeled in 1863 to serve as a bullring. Continue to the impressive Tour Magne. Built under the Emperor Augustus in the 1st century BC as part of the fortifications of Nîmes, this is the town’s sole remaining tower from this period. As your guide will explain, the Magne Tower goes beyond Roman times, having played a role in the Hundred Years’ War as a stronghold against the English. Climb to the top of the tower for a fantastic view of the city and a look at a map of what Roman Nîmes looked like. Then, descend down and re-board the mini-coach for a relaxing drive back to your Avignon hotel.