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Uzès (Occitan: Usès) is a small town and a commune in the Gard department in southern France.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 2:00 – 6:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 2:00 – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 2:00 – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 2:00 – 6:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 2:00 – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 2:00 – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 2:00 – 6:00 PM|
18 eur!!! More expensive than the biggest palaces in France
Simply beautiful. Great town to have a walk around. Stunning architecture and great eating. 👍👍👍
The title of duke of Uzès, in the family de Crussol d'Uzès, is the premier title in the peerage of France, coming right after the princes of the blood. The title of seigneur d'Uzès is attested in a charter of 1088. After part of Languedoc was attached to royal demesne (1229), the lords' (and later dukes') military skill and fealty to the Crown propelled their rise through the nobility, until, after the treason of the last Duke of Montmorency, beheaded in 1632, the title of First Duke of France fell to Uzès, who retain their stronghold in the center of town today, which has expanded round the 11th century Tour Bermond. If France were a kingdom, it would be the job of the duke of Uzès to cry out, "Le Roi est mort. Vive le Roi!" at each state funeral, and defend the honour of the queen mother. Twenty-one dukes have been wounded or killed as hereditary Champion of France over the centuries.
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Amazing. Loved the guided tour
Beeautiful, great tour. Even using the english translation folder.
This is a unique and beautiful site, but compared to other sites in the area, it is at least 50% over priced. We paid for the full tour, which included a guided section. The guided section was very crowded (oversold) and focused heavily on family history of the duchy and discussion of portraits. The guided section lasted about 20 minutes and is spoken in French, but there were written binders for following along in other languages. After the guided tour, we were allowed to wander some other parts of the duchy which included the tower. The view from the tower was excellent, but the circular stairs are extremely narrow and naturally, everyone from the oversold tour tried to climb the tower at the same time. If you'd like to climb a tower for a scenic view of Uzès, I would recommend the medieval garden even if you don't care about plants at all. At 1/3 the price of the full tour at the duchy, it's a much better deal.