Originally called Ucetia, the town lies at the source of the Eure, from where a Romans aqueduct was built in the first century BC, to supply water to Nîmes. The most famous stretch of the aqueduct is the Pont du Gard (about 14 kms away from Uzes) which carried fresh water to Nîmes.
Ensure you allow a good few days just to be at the village itself, especially the medieval part, where your apartment is located – as there is so much to see. The village shopping and day-to-day life is fantastic to experience! Uzès is very popular with the Parisians because of its ambience, its traditional French feel but the beautiful boutique shopping – great clothes, jewellery, sweets and decorator items. Then of course there are the famous Uzès markets which occur every Saturday and Wednesday - right outside your door!