Center Uzes Gorgeous 18th Century Town House
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- Minimum stay:5 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Uzes house description
This beautifully restored 18th century townhouse is in the lovely village of Uzès, capital of the province of the Gard in southern France. The house is located immediately outside the original medieval town walls and is a two minute walk away from the 12th century market place the Place aux Herbes, which hosts a Provencale market every Saturday. The house was constructed in the 18th century as a gentle men's town house on much older foundations. It was restored by Dr. Patrick Woodcock in the early 80s and has featured in a number of books and documentaries about the region. The house is comfortably furnished with a mixture of contemporary English and 18-19th century French furniture. The roof terrace at the top of the house provides lovely views of the town center and surroundings. There is a lovely shaded walled garden at the back of the house. Both the roof terrace and the garden have large dining tables. Car parking a few minutes walk from the house.
How To Get There: Closest to Uzes are the airports of Nîmes and Montpellier. Direct services from the UK are provided by Ryanair operating out of London Stansted, or British Airways from London Gatwick. Air France provides services from Paris. Car hire services are available from both airports. It takes about 20 minutes to drive from Nîmes and just over one hour from Montpellier. Easyjet flies to Marseile and Toulouse. KLM also operates flights from Amsterdam to Marseille.
Avignon is also served by TGV from both Paris and Marseille. Car hire companies operate in Avignon at walking distance from Avignon Centre railway station. Note that the new TGV station is substantially outside the town. Limited car hire facilities are available in Uzès. It is advisable to book well in advance. Uzès is approximately 30 minutes by car from Avignon.
Things to do: The “Office de Tourisme” is located in Place Albert 1er (next to the Bar de la Fontaine). They have wealth of information about Uzès and the region. The staff are helpful and it worth a visit to view this magnificently restored stone vaulted chapel. Every quarter or so they produce a publication advertising “what’s on”. It is worth checking this out as there are a surprising number of cultural activities which take place over the summer months.
Swimming. There is a 25 meter municipal swimming pool located just outside the center of town on the road (D982) towards Bagnols-sur-Ceze. Pass beneath the Roman arch just below the Promenade des Maronniers, descend the steps and turn sharply to the left. Opening times vary through the year so check with the Office de Tourisme or at the pool itself.
More things to do: Tennis. The Tennis Club d’Uzès has a number of clay courts which can be hired by visitors. The club is located in the same area as the swimming pool. Information and details can likewise be obtained from the Office de Tourisme or the club itself.
Walking. There are a number of attractive walks that can be made around the town. The starting points for most are either in the Parc Municipal below the Parade des Marroniers (same entrance as the swimming pool) or the Chemin de Gisfort which runs off the Boulevard Victor Hugo below the Hopital General. The Parc Municipal contains a football field and a number of exercise points for determined joggers. Remains of the Roman aqueduct which took the water from the spring near Uzès to Nîmes via the Pont du Gard have been partially excavated and are still to be found here.
- 260 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Not Suitable For Children
- Not Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Crib/cot can be arranged on request.
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Books - Fiction / Non-Fiction
- Music Library
- Video Library
- Video Player
- CD Player
- Audio Tape Player
- Laundrette - Not Serviced
- Winery Tours
- Scenic Drives
- Paddle Boating
- Horse Riding
- Sight Seeing
local services and businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- City Centre
sports and adventure activities
- Water Tubing
- Golf Pass Optional
- Mountain Biking
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Equestrian Events
- Dining Area
- Child's Highchair
forms of payment
- Accepts Credit Card
- Iron & Board
- Parking Off Street
- Parking On Street
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Broadband Access
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Coffee Grinder
- 4 Ring Stove
- Outdoor Grill Gas
ReviewsWrite a review
Lovely house, great location
Lovely house, great location
Beautiful house in a perfect location. The house is very large, comfortable, excellent kitchen. Uzes is a fabulous town. Our group of three had a very nice week here.
- Guest Pauline K.
- Date of stay 05/24/13
- Review Submitted 07/30/13
Four ladies traveled to Uzes for my 65th birthday and we could not have found a better place for our celebration! Dian was wonderful to work with, the home was absolutely wonderful and we felt we were "at home" in it! Didn't even mind the four flights of stairs to get to our bedroom on the top floor as we had the awesome patio and could leave our doors open at night to enjoy the wonderful fresh air! And everything was right at our doorstep - the lovely village, the market, restaurants, etc. I can't say enough good about our stay and we would not hesitate to return. In fact, I am going to start making plans NOW for my 70th!!! Thank you for such a perfect place to call home for the week.
- Guest alana u.
- Date of stay 05/15/12
- Review Submitted 05/30/12
I don't have enough words to describe how wonderful this house is. It has been beautifully and sympathetically restored and furnished. It has absolutely everything you would need - including baskets for the wonderful market and hats to protect from the sun. The terrace with sun loungers is the perfect place to soak up the sun with one of the hundreds of books from the library. The town itself is beautiful and we enjoyed wandering over to the Place aux Herbes in the evening to one of the many restaurants under the twinkling trees. Dian was fantastic to deal with and we would (and really hope we will) return in the future.
- Guest christine K. (scotland)
- Date of stay 07/01/11
- Review Submitted 07/13/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+, tourists without a car.
We rented this property in June 2011 and were very pleased. The house is larger than we expected from the photos and with a kitchen that makes you want to stay home and do nothing but cook -- which is highly possible given the great outdoor twice-weekly market in Uzes, but challenging given all the good restaurants! The house has been beautifully restored, mixing antique and modern. It has lots of character, an ample library of books and classical music, lots of sunlight, and is quiet at night. Note that the property is rather vertical, with two rooms on each of four floors separated by stone steps. We didn't find this to be a problem, but the elderly or those with very young children should consider this. As a side note about Uzes, we found it to be the perfect home base: a charming town in itself and a comfortable drive to key sites in Provence and Languedoc, including Nimes, Avignon, Arles, St. Remy, and Les-Baux-de-Provence.
- Guest John (Richmond, Virginia)
- Date of stay 06/09/11
- Review Submitted 06/18/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
We have rented several houses in France for periods of 3-4 months, and this house is the winner by a mile. The location is perfect, only steps away from the all the action of beautiful Uzes. Opening the kitchen French doors in the morning to the smell of baking and the sound of the town awakening was a highlight. The house is spacious, light, with 2 lovely outdoor areas. The decor is aesthetically pleasing, and the house is generously equipped with artworks, books, cooking gear, decor items, general household necessities which made our longish stay very comfortable. We would like to lock ourselves in for the winter and read our way through the library, including the books of Elizabeth David who often stayed in the house. The house was spotlessly clean. You have to like stairclimbing however. The living areas are on the ground and 1st floor, with bedrooms on the next two levels. Liz and Ken
- Guest Lizzy (Victoria, Australia)
- Date of stay 04/25/10
- Review Submitted 03/27/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car.
Lovely house in a wonderful town
Lovely house in a wonderful town
Very comfortable and lovely house. Has a very large, well-stocked kitchen, so if you enjoy cooking, you will be pleased. The third-floor terrace looks out over the rooftops of Uzes. We watched storks roosting on the castle tower while drinking a nice wine in the setting sun. The garden is a lovely place to have wine and hors d'oeuvres. The house is a charming mix of historic and modern and has nearly everything you might want, including a good library. The beds are not luxurious but otherwise it's a four-star experience.
- Guest plinda (Portland, Oregon)
- Date of stay 09/03/10
- Review Submitted 11/07/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers.
we have rented this property 4 times and have nothing but good things to say about it the house itself is fantastic great location, steps from the market in place aux herbes 'beautiful terrace south facing ' huge kitchen and the owners are a joy to deal with there are lots of books and music available for your use lots of good restaurants just steps away and a lovely garden with a nice dining area can't say enough about the place jim & joan
- Guest foss (toronto canada)
- Date of stay 01/05/09
- Review Submitted 01/06/09
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car.
Wunderschönes Stadthaus im Herzen von Uzes
Wunderschönes Stadthaus im Herzen von Uzes
Dieses Haus hat alle unsere Erwartungen übertroffen. Die Großzügigkeit der Räumlichkeiten, insbesondere die mit allen Utensilien ausgerüstete Küche, ist sehr beeindruckend. Hier kommt man immer in den Konflikt selbst zu kochen oder in den zahlreichen Restaurants essen zu gehen. Das gesamte Haus ist sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet und gibt den ganzen Charme der Provence wieder. Viele Details in den unterschiedlichen Zimmern können entdeckt werden. Das Hauptschlafzimmer im obersten Stockwerk mit seiner großen Dachterrasse und dem beeindruckenden Rundblick über die Dächer der Stadt sind unvergessen und eine umfangreiche Bibliothek im 1.OG rundet das ganze Bild ab. Alle Räumlichkeiten waren sehr sauber und aufgeräumt. Die Altstadt von Uzes ist mit wenigen Schritten erreicht und besticht durch ihr emsiges Treiben, ruhige Gassen und großartige Architektur. Vielen Dank an den netten Empfang im Haus und die sehr angenehme Zusammenarbeit mit Dian.
- Guest Wilfried M.
- Date of stay 08/18/11
- Review Submitted 09/02/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers.
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May 1 - Sep 26, 2014
5 night min stay
Changeover Day: Friday
Additional information about rental rates
Prices are inclusive of water, gas, electricity, towels, bedlinen and internet. Cleaning of the house once a week is also included. Preferred change over dates and times are Friday to Friday arriving at 4 pm departing at 11 am. Alternative change-over dates can be arranged subject to availability. A discount is offered on 2 and 3 week rentals.
A deposit of 25% of the total hire cost is required
- Taxes Not included
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- Nearest Airport: Montpellier at 80 Kilometres
- Nearest Ferry: Marseille at 120 Kilometres
- Nearest Train: Nimes at 22 Kilometres
- Nearest Motorway: A9/E15 exit 23 Remoulins at 20 Kilometres
- Nearest Beach: La Grande Motte at 65 Kilometres
- Nearest Barpub: Uzès at 100 Metres
- Nearest Golf: Uzès at 3 Kilometres
- Nearest Restaurant: Uzès at 100 Metres
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