Spacious Town House in Historic Center of Medieval Uzes
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- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Maison Foussat is a 13th century modernized 3 story town house, right in the very heart of Uzes. Built in local stone, it has been restored to provide 200 square meters of spacious accommodation (plus two terraces) and features exposed stone walls, wood beamed ceilings and tiled floors.
* gracious reception room with open fireplace. Comfortable sitting area and dining table seating 6
* kitchen with stainless steel range cooker
* large store room off the kitchen
* first floor sitting room with entertainment center and wireless internet access
* 3 double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room
* Family bathroom with bathtub & double wash basins. Separate WC
* laundry room
* gas central heating throughout
* at ground floor & lower ground floor level, courtyard with dining table
* roof terrace with spectacular views of the town
Uzès has a market on Saturday and a organic market on Wednesday (150 yards from the house). The Saturday market is renowned and is both fun (music, a mime, etc.) and busy. Because of this we use Friday as a changeover day and then you can go to the market on Saturday.
Uzès is a lively medieval town, distinguished as the first Duché of France. With it's fine chateau and various towers and fortress buildings dating from the 12th century, it has been a national protected site since the 1950s. 100 yards from the Maison Foussat is the huge 'Place aux Herbes' with outdoor cafés and a huge market each Saturday, as well as a smaller organic market on Wednesdays. The town is full of shops and restaurants; there are a number of banks, a bus station, and a cinema. Uzès is also the home to several summer festivals, including a modern dance festival and several types of music.
Uzès is surrounded by picturesque towns and villages, each with it's own character. St. Quentin la Poterie, a village 3 km away is known internationally for it's pottery studios and pottery museum. A 15 minute drive brings you to the Pont du Gard - a world heritage site. It is an enormous bridge - part of a Roman aqueduct that carried water from the springs in Uzès to Nimes. Both Avignon with the Palais des Papes and a fantastic summer festival, and Nimes with it's superb Colleseum are within a 45 minute drive. Arles, the town of Van Gogh, Orange with the Arausio - an intact Roman Theater, the Camargue with its famous 'chevaux blancs', the beaches of Montpellier, the Luberon, and the Cevennes are all just an hour or so away. Also nearby is the beautiful gorge of the Ardèche,.
There is wonderful bathing in the Cèze or in the Gardon at the Pont du Gard. Kayaks and canoes are available at the Cèze and the Gardon; longer rafting trips take place on the Ardèche. The country roads are perfect for bicycling, and are small country lanes and paths for walking.
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Double Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Catering Available
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Deck / Patio:
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
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Lovely house, lovely location
Lovely house, lovely location
We (two couples) spent 10 days in this very nice house. It is very conveniently located just within the circular road around Uzes, only two minutes walk from the central square with its fabulous Saturday market. Several bakeries are a few minutes away. The house is provided with most of what a passing visitor would need. The kitchen was well supplied with basic needs such as oils, spices, etc. The beds were very comfortable and the bathrooms well equipped. Once we figured out how the heating system worked we were able to warm the house up, given that we were there at the end of April. (Some straightforward instructions on this would help.) The main issue was where to leave our rental car, since you cannot park at the house itself. We ended up leaving the car in a free parking lot about 500 metres from the house, located just off the last roundabout before reaching Uzes on the way in from Avignon. All in all a place we would not hesitate to recommend.
- Guest Greg
- Date of stay 04/25/12
- Review Submitted 06/25/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Thank you for your comments. There are now instructions in the house for operating the heating - which sometimes are needed in April. There is limited vehicle traffic inside the historical center, but there is a closer covered lot.
A Real Gem
A Real Gem
We have just returned from a fortnight in Uzes which is a beautiful lively town with fabulous markets and lots to see and do nearby. We were greeted by a very friendly couple who recommended restaurants and places to visit. The property itself is on a small street which is very quiet. It has charm and character and is very comfortable - you wouldn't know that the main square (surrounded by shops, cafes etc) is only a minutes walk away. We went with three of our children ages 11,13 and 16 years, who enjoyed the holiday as much as us. They never had the opportunity to get bored as there was so much to do! Highlights include the Pont Du Gard, swimming in the river at Collias and La Baume and exploring the Ardeche (about an hours drive). This is one of the best holiday houses we have rented and is a stunning area to explore.
- Guest The Fat Rascals
- Date of stay 08/06/11
- Review Submitted 08/22/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Owner response: Thank you. we are glad that you enjoyed our home. Please come back again.
Very good mix of tourism and local residents.
Very good mix of tourism and local residents.
We were looking for a village that was not strictly a tourist town and we found it. Uzes is just the right size and blend of tourism and locals.That also holds true for Madison Foussat. We loved the living area and kitchen for its rustic decor and architecture, with the advantage of modern bathrooms. We were a party of six and were very comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked and we also utilized the window herb garden. We found a good mixture of restaurants in the area and there was also a take out pizza shop a block away. Make sure you get a copy of the brochure "Fancy the Gard" from the tourist office, for it gives us a good insight of the area. In fact , one of the highlights of our stay was our trip to La Rogue- sur-Ceze and the Sautadet Waterfalls, which is about a hour drive away. Last I don't want to forget to recommend the local wine caves, for we found the local wines to be very good and also very good value.
- Guest Fred and Loretta
- Date of stay 09/10/10
- Review Submitted 11/02/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers.
Just arrived home from a wonderful five week holiday in France which included a week at Maison Foussat. We travelled with another couple and the house exceeded our expectations. Location is superb - 1 minute walk to Place aux Herbes (town square with restaurants, shopping and markets - a great place to have a drink and watch the passing parade). A further 1 minute walk to the main street with shopping, restaurants, supermarket and banks. The Rue is like a small lane and very quiet at all times. The house is well set up with lots of nice touches - lots of local tourism books and articles,a picnic basket and cooler including freezer block for our day trips in the car, a well stocked pantry with all the herbs and condiments you need for self catering - just add the main ingredients. We felt like we were sharing a friends' house, as Maison Foussat has a better atmosphere and feel than other holiday homes we have rented. On the recommendation of Ike (local manager who is just great), we used the free local parking lot behind the school, a short walk past two great bakeries. Uzes is a great location for day trips into Provence and Languedoc-Rousillon. Maison Foussat is highly recommended.
- Guest Rod & Lyn Davies
- Date of stay 06/06/09
- Review Submitted 06/06/09
Our party of four stayed in Maison Foussat during the first week of September, 2008. Absolutely fabulous!!The residence is historic and comfortable. The town of Uzès could not be more picturesque, and is ideally located on the Languedoc/Provence border which provides easy driving access to Avignon, Arles, Nîmes, Les Baux and Gordes. Local 'Caves' offer excellent wines at reasonable prices. The area is a photographer's dream.We hope to rent the property again in a year or so.
- Guest Mo Chambers
- Date of stay 09/16/08
- Review Submitted 09/16/08
This property was everything we were looking for, for a holiday in Provence. We felt at home very quickly as it had a welcoming atmosphere. It was clean and very comfortable, anything that we needed was there - and our 15 y.o son kept his fitness regime up with the gym equipment in the house. Uzes was a beautiful town steeped in history and character, we felt part of this wonderful village returning to our medieval house every day. A truly memorable holiday in an equally fabulous charming house.
- Guest Trish7
- Date of stay 08/08/08
- Review Submitted 08/08/08
We stayed in this property for 2 weeks in January 2008. The property is very spacious, comfortable and has terrific atmosphere. It is ideally located in the centre of Uzes but was easily accessible for 'comings and goings' when we wanted to get out in the car and explore the surrounding districts. We would recommend this property and this town to anyone who wants to enjoy a true French provincial experience. Great place - great memories.
- Guest Bernard Carney
- Date of stay 03/11/08
- Review Submitted 03/11/08
1200 € per week for 3 bedrooms Deposit of 20% required to secure a booking Balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival Change-over is Friday but arrival possible on other days subject to availability long term rate of 2500 € for 4 weeks, prorata for longer terms security deposit of 200 € refunded within 2 weeks of departure
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- Nearest Airport: Nimes Airport 40 minutes at 40 Miles
- Nearest Train: Avignon TGV station, Nimes TGV 40 minutes, at 35 Miles
Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: My wife and I divide our time between Chicago and Uzès. We like to share our house in France and it helps us pay the expenses.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our property is both in the center of a walled city filled with cultural experiences, and 100 meters from the garrigue with a valley a stream and countless paths to wander. Uzès has its own castle and a bustling market 2 times a week that brings in people from the whole region.Our house is full of the atmosphere that you would expect from a mid sixteenth century stone town house.
- Primary: 33.4.66.03.34.89
- Secondary: 001-773-290-2350
One of the three double bedrooms
Uzes seen from the roof terrace
dining room area
bathroom with oversized tub
The reception room opens onto a courtyard
The kitchen is fitted with range cooker & dishwasher
ground floor terrace
double helicoidal stair case
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