Small heritage of the Pays d’Uzès Pont du Gard

The “Small Heritage” refers to all these elements characteristic of our local culture. You come across these traces of everyday history every day. They are an important part of our identity.

The heritage of the Destination Pays d’Uzès Pont du Gard

The small heritage of the Destination Pays d’Uzès Pont du Gard is a local heritage, mainly of stone. In the heart of the garrigue, it is not uncommon to come across dry stone walls and capitelles. These modest traces of everyday life also bear witness to the architectural richness of the country.

For Uzès alone, the heritage inventory has listed more than 150 objects ranging from the simple fountain pillar to the most complex cave of the Hermit.

Capitals and miscellaneous heritage objects

The multiple vernacular heritage

Crosses, wells, chapels, statues, war memorials, wash houses, fountains, belfries, oratories, … the bestiary of the vernacular heritage is almost unlimited. They are the daily traces of our history. We often pass by without paying attention. And yet, their presence is a witness of the local culture and the life of the men and women on the territory over time.

Among these many objects, there is one that is perfectly typical of our region, the capitelles.

The Capitelles

A capitelle is a dry stone hut. It used to be used as a temporary shelter for men, tools or agricultural products. They are mainly found in the Gard department where they originate, sometimes buried in the garrigue.

Walks and Capitelles

The Destination Pays d’Uzès Pont du Gard has many capitals on its territory. They are highlighted in the context of walks and hikes. A good way to discover our history by doing good.