Visit Uzès: One of France’s most charming and popular destinations
Uzès is becoming one of the most popular towns in the south of France. The medieval town is within easy traveling distance from Montpellier, Nimes and Avignon. It’s proximity to Marseille, Provence and the Côte d’Azur make Uzès a great one day trip or stopping place. The town’s population of 9,000 residents nearly doubles during heavy tourist season, July and August.
Enjoy reading through the many stories about Uzès and see why I’m in love with the place!
How to Get To/From Uzès
Most people who visit Uzès seem to come in through Paris, Lyon or Barcelona. From those major airports you can continue onto Uzès by train or regional airline.
The route I take back and forth to the US most often takes me through Paris. Here are some suggestions about traveling through the Charles deGaulle Airport in Paris on the way to/from the TGV station nearby.
The closest airports to Uzès are in Nimes, Montpellier and Marseilles. Some major airlines service these airports.
The closest train service to/from Uzès is out of Nimes and two stations in Avignon.
Often visitors to Uzès come in through the airport in Barcelona, spend a few days in the vibrant Spanish city, then take trains to Avignon or Nimes.
Although there is no train service into Uzès, there is bus service to and from Uzès to train stations in Nimes and Avignon. From the train stations, passengers can reach most destinations in France and beyond with hi-speed and local train service.
Uzès enjoys some of the most pleasant weather in all of France. The region is “Mediterranean” with as many as 300 days of sunshine each year. There is seldom, if ever, snow in Uzès. Throughout the year, and particularly in the winter, the famous “mistral” treats Uzès to strong winds that lasts for hours, sometimes days at a time. (Read about “Le Mistral)
- January and February are the winter months. Lots of rain, occasional frosts and snowfalls on the plains. Consistent snow in the mountains.
- March and April are unpredictable, with glorious sunny interspersed with cloudy, rainy cool days.
- May and June are usually pleasant, with lots of sunshine and warm temperatures.
- July and August are hot and dry, with temperatures around 30° C. September can feel humid.
- October is often beautiful month. Days are warm and sunny.
- November and December are cooler but still very pleasant, with lots of sunshine. (Source)
- Current local weather
Visit Uzès on Special Occasions
July & August
Saturday and Wednesday Market
Autumn in Uzès
Winter in Uzès
Stay, Dine, and Explore Uzès
If you are planning to visit Uzès or nearby, here are some places you may want to contact via their websites.
Luxurious & comfortable apartment overlooking the Place aux Herbes (video)
A lovely apartment on Place aux Herbes complete with a chef’s kitchen
Hôtel d’Entregues à Uzès
Maison de Mathilde
Four-bedroom villa in town
Just Outside Uzès …
(In La Bruguière)
Gîte Holiday Rental
Mas du Moulin
Favorite Restaurants and Cafes in Uzès
19 Place aux Herbes
5 Boulevard Charles Gide
22 Boulevard Gambetta
5 Place aux Herbes
10 Place Dampmartin
Visit Uzès Cooking Schools
Cook’n with Class
A Taste of Provence and the Mediterrenean
French Cooking Classes and Week-Long Cooking Holidays
Le Pistou Cooking School
Authentic Provençal Cooking Classes
Classes are given on demand and by reservation
Places to Explore