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The Best Address in Town - Place Aux Herbes

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Part of livingroom with stairs to upper floor, entry and diningroom on far right

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

To enjoy all the delights of Uzès to the maximum, what can be better than being right in the center and taking part in the daily rituals of life in this very special little town?
As well, here you have SPACE with large rooms and high ceilings giving a total of around 140sq.m. of living area on two levels.

The two weekly markets set up their stalls right below your windows and around the central fountain.On other days too, there are fresh fish stalls in addition to the greengrocer, cafés & baker plus innumerable little watering holes and eating places.
This very spacious apartment is situated in a privileged position overlooking the medieval Place aux Herbes right in the heart of Uzès.
It occupies the two top levels of what was an 1800'C Merchant's house and features a vast living room overlooking the square with sandstone fireplace and high and beamed cathedral ceiling.
For bookworms, there is a large selection of books to browse through, mostly in English though some are in Swedish, French or the odd other language.
Afternoon sunshine pours into the delightful kitchen/dining cum family which also has comfortable seating.
A large, sunny bedroom with en-suite shower room and a separate wc are also located on this level, overlooking a pedestrian passage and roof tops.

From the livingroom, a handcrafted wrought iron staircase leads to the upstairs bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a small dressing room.
The west-facing terrace with dining furniture and sun umbrellas is also reached from here. Views over the old tiled roofs and the far away hills is a very relaxing sight indeed after the bustle of the square.

The very best address in town also ensures you have everything practically at your feet. Of all the pleasures & necessities Uzès has to offer, none is more than 2 minutes walk away!
The square itself has a number of small outdoor cafés and restaurants under the medeival sandstone vaulted arches or under the shade of the plane trees.

Enjoying the benefits of being high up, there are also stairs to get here! This apartment is not really
suitable for anyone with a walking disability & needing a lift.

Our previous guests have been mostly couples, one or two at the time, and happily, many returning for 2nd and 3rd visits.
Being in the very heart of life in a small town is something which is a joy in itself.
Stroll down to one of the 4/5 cafés outside the front door and watch the square come to life of a morning.
Get the croissant from the boulangerie opposite, a newspaper if you feel the need of 'outside'. Otherwise, simply be. And see.
It has to be experienced to be believed.


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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 3
  • 130 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Not suitable for children under 10....moreless

  • Senior Adults Only Community:

    The apartment has proved very popular with senior guests providing the stairs are not a problem. The generous space and large dimensions of rooms has been greatly appreciated....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Best for children above 10 or very young, non-walking....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking must take place on the terrace if at all necessary....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    A small, well behaved dog would not be excluded....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

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  • King size beds (1) New 180 X 200 cm bed. This can be separated into 2 full sized 90 X 200 cm twin beds., Queen size Beds (1) Best quality Swedish made bed., Twin or Single Beds (1) The King size bed separates into 2 full sized singles., Baby Cribs (1) Possible on request for baby under 18 months....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Upstairs bathroom has bath with handshower, handbasin and wc. Downstairs shower room has shower and handbasin. Separate wc in entrance hall. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • An extensive library of books mostly in English, classics, reference, historical and new, popular writers. Swedish books, mainly classics and a few modern and some French and the odd Italian book....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Music Library:

    Large number of CD's with mixed music, classical, jazz & some popular....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite, countless stations in English, American & French. BBC, CNN etc...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    In as much as the central square, the Place aux Herbes, can be called downtown, you are right in it....moreless

  • Monument View:

    The Medeival Place aux Herbes with it's carachteristic towers & fountain are all there viewed from the living room...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The far-away Cevennes mountains are visible from the terrace, sometimes with stunning sunsets......moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Broadband Access:

    Fast ADSL with cable connection & wifi connection...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    You can buy a weekly pass for the municipal, underground garage. Cost to be determined for 2014 but approx. €45/week....moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Much reduced charges & some free. See list in-house....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric. At cost if needed....moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed ADSL plus wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Heaps of linens & towels. Change by request at 12 Euros/person....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Very spacious with cathedral ceiling and overlooking the Place aux Herbes....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Calls within France to fixed phones are free. Long-distance at very reduced rates....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Details in house....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Cable or wifi connection available for guests' own computers....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Possible but hard work on the 3rd floor....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Possible on request....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    French plunger and also electric coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All usual utensils....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dinner service for 10 ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Instructions in house....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen has all the utensils needed and a few more that you might....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Facing away from the square and with a view over rooftops and far away hills. Perfect for a quiet evening drink with just the sunset and birds for company.......moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Five minutes walk away, there is a municipal pool adjacent to a park and playground....moreless

 

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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

€950

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning & laundry fee €100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit €400
  • Pet Fee €100
  • Taxes Not included

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Location

35 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Nimes
Uzes
Nearest Barpub
Uzès
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Uzès
24 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Nimes
18 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Remoulins
Uzes
Nearest Restaurant
Uzès
60 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Camargues

Car: Not Necessary

Throughout the year and particularly numerous in summer, Uzès offers a wide program of festivals, concerts, art exhibitions , antique markets, book fairs and bull running. In other words, something for everyone!

For instance, a canoe trip down the river Gardon with a pic-nic, terminates with the glorious vista of the Pont du Gard rising up before and above you, a truly breath catching moment.

(The canoeing is quite leisurely)

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1990

About the owner: After having lived a rather globe-trotting life, Uzès is where I finally settled and still remain some 20 years later! For all the good reasons of climate, atmosphere, history, the local products of southern France etc, the list is in fact endless. I have yet to find a town as special as Uzes though now, having more free time, I do like to travel, visiti other places and friends,far and near. This means that my home is available for rent and you can all come and see what it is like to live in a really special, authentic small French town like Uzes! Someone recently commented 'it's like 'falling in love again......'

Why the Owner Chose Uzes:
For all the reasons previously given and I have not regretted this decision for one single moment.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Here you are,in the very heart of the little town (traffic free) and enjoy looking down on the two very colourful weekly markets from your windows, check if your friends have yet arrived in the café on the square below, smell if the cheese stall has opened and later on, observe the night settling over the square when all grows quiet.....and sometimes see the full moon rising over the Ducal towers to the east.... From the terrace, you can sit in solitary splendor contemplating the old tiled roofs or far-away hills with just the birds doing their evening rounds for company.... Seems blissful? It is!


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, swedish, norwegian

 

Photos

  • Part of livingroom with stairs to upper floor,
entry and diningroom on far right

    Part of livingroom with stairs to upper floor, entry and diningroom on far right

  • Terrace overlooking rooftops to NW (in this case) and also to the West and SW

    Terrace overlooking rooftops to NW (in this case) and also to the West and SW

  • Part of the dining room

    Part of the dining room

  • Corner of the living room overlooking Place aux Herbes

    Corner of the living room overlooking Place aux Herbes

  • Adjoining shower room

    Adjoining shower room

  • Upstairs bedroom

    Upstairs bedroom

  • Upstairs bedroom

    Upstairs bedroom

  • Part of livingroom with windows to the Place aux Herbes

    Part of livingroom with windows to the Place aux Herbes

  • Diningroom at night

    Diningroom at night

  • Looking down to the nearest cafè/restaurant

    Looking down to the nearest cafè/restaurant

  • Livingroom, 'shooting' mirror

    Livingroom, 'shooting' mirror

  • View to opposite side of the Place

    View to opposite side of the Place

  • Towers of Uzès seen from the east

    Towers of Uzès seen from the east

  • Kitchen and part of dining area

    Kitchen and part of dining area

  • Another part of the kitchen

    Another part of the kitchen

  • The downstairs bedroom with 180 cm bed

    The downstairs bedroom with 180 cm bed

  • Guest wc

    Guest wc

  • Upstairs bathroom with windows to the terrace

    Upstairs bathroom with windows to the terrace

  • Livingroom with stairs going up

    Livingroom with stairs going up

  • Detail from dining area at night

    Detail from dining area at night

  • Part of the terrace to the west

    Part of the terrace to the west

  • Place aux Herbes on market day

    Place aux Herbes on market day

  • Livingroom with windows to the Place aux Herbes

    Livingroom with windows to the Place aux Herbes

  • Uzes seen from the east with the Cevennes mountains in the far background

    Uzes seen from the east with the Cevennes mountains in the far background

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  • Sleeps
    4
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    Apartment
Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, swedish, norwegian
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 04/30/2015
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