Its inhabitants are called Uzétiens
Uzès, qualified first Duchy of France , is the principal city of the Uzège.
GeographyUzès is located in a triangle formed by the towns of Alès (32km) at the North-West, Avignon (40km) in the east and Nimes (the city nearest: 30 km) in the south. The city is bordered of Vigne S and Garrigues.
It overhangs the small valley of the Eure from where the source of the same name spouts out. It is from here the Eau feeding came the town of Nimes at the time Roman. This water was conveyed via a Aqueduc of which the most visible part is the Pont of Gard.
Historydetailed Article: History of Uzès
The birth of Uzès would go hand in hand with the construction of the Pont of the Gard which brought spring water of the Eure to the town of Nimes. Uzès accommodated one évêché as from the 5th century until the French revolution. It was removed in 1817. Successively Viscount and county in 1486, it became duchy in 1565. It was tested hard by the wars of religion and the war of the camisards. It counts a cathedral (Saint-Théodorit Cathedral today of which the bell-tower: the Tower Small window, is very famous), a church (Saint-Etienne Church), a temple and a mosque. Let us note that the restoration of the city started only in 1965.
Places and monuments
- Uzès is classified town of art and history. Its center is particularly well preserved. The malls narrow and paved bring back for you at the time medieval E. Its Place with Grass, surrounded by houses with arcades, is the Théâtre of a very appreciated weekly Marché, where the Parfum S mix with the aromatic Herbe S of Provence and with the Languedoc.
the monument more symbolic system of the city, after the Duchy, castle of the dukes of Uzès, is the Tour Small window. It is about the Clocher of Romance style of the cathedral Saint Théodorit. This tower evokes the Tour of Pisa. Its many openings gave him its name.
old the Museon di Rodo, celebrates Musée Roue and Véhicule S, whose collection was unfortunately dispersed since, was in Uzès. Just as the Petavit foundry.
- Currently, one will find there, in the Hameau of Pont of the Carts a Réglisse laughs (Haribo, in the past Zan) sheltering the Musée of the candy and a artisanal Poterie of quality.
the city shelters also a national stud farm and an hospital, the Farmhouse Careiron.
Personalities related to the commune
The writer S Jean Root, whose uncle was general vicar there, as André Gide lived there, and the Troubadour Pons Fabre d' Uzès bears the name of this city. Root wrote in Uzès it famous worms: And we have nights more beautiful than your days. In " If the grain does not die " , Andre written Gide: " O small town of Uzès! You would be in Ombrie, of the tourists of Paris would run to see you! "
Patrick Guallino was born there in 1943.
The actor Jean-Louis Trintignant lived many years there (a College of Uzès bears from now on its name)
Until 2006, Uzès was, in February, the city-departure of the cycle race Classic Haribo, one of the sleeves of the cut of France.
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