Uzès lies about 20 miles north of Nîmes, about 30 miles west of Avignon, about 40 miles from Marseilles Marignane Airport, and about 50 miles from the Mediterranean Sea, in the Languedoc-Rousillon regtion of France. It sits on a limestone plateau between Provence and the Garrigues region. Boasting one of the most colorful Saturday markets in France (at the Place aux Herbes, and entered through vaulted archways), it is a medieval town to delight everyone. There is the Pont du Gard, dating from Roman times, the Eglise St. Etienne, the Tour Fenestrelle (an Italianate tower that is all that remains of the cathedral Saint Theodorit). It was home, in 1661 to Jean Racine, who lived with his uncle, the vicar general of Uzès. In 1962, it received designation as one of the 500 villes d'art of France. Uzès is circled by the Boulevard Gambetta, where you can stroll under the Languedoc sun.
Three towers dominate the city. The first is the king's tower, which is all that remains of a chateau. The second is the Bishop's Tower, of the Bishop's Palace. The third is the Ducal Tower, which is part of the Ducal Palace (since 1632, Uzès is the First Duchy of France, and its Duke has all the rights and prerogatives thereof). EasyToBook.com is your able assistant in finding the best deal on a great discount hotel in Uzès, so that you may spend your vacation dollars on activities and dining for your family, rather than lodging.
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