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Elegant 2-bed/2-bath apartment overlooking Place aux Herbes in historic Uzes

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,180 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Spacious apartment with large, luminous lounge/dining and well-equipped kitchen

A tastefully furnished, recently renovated apartment in one of the original 17th century buildings, overlooking the famous Place aux Herbes in the heart of ancient, historic Uzes. A unique apartment - not merely a holiday rental but a home-away-from-home with all the comforts of such. Spacious bedrooms with king-size beds and memory foam mattresses, high quality large Italian walk-in showers, a well-equipped kitchen with place settings for up to 6-8 people.. free internet access, original art on the walls, an extensive library of inspirational books on food, design, architecture, art, travel, Africana and literature and a good selection of films on DVD.

The large living space overlooks the Place aux Herbes, with the old fountain at your feet. There is always something going on in the square - from its renowned twice-weekly food markets and its frequent antique and art fairs, to Uzes' famous truffle festival in January and its good quality spontaneous music recitals. There is also the happy buzz of people enjoying themselves below while eating or drinking a glass of something in the dappled shade of its ubiquitous plane trees or its Medieval arches..

Two bedrooms overlook a quiet courtyard and the St Etienne church (built in 1763). There is also a well-equipped laundry room in the apartment with a washing machine, a dryer and ironing facilities.

Very, effective colonial ceiling fans make sure you'll be cool in summer and a super-efficient heating system for cosy warmth in winter..

Needless to say that crisp linens, fluffy towels and hairdryers are provided. And that wifi is free.

If your interest is in food and cooking, you may like to attend a cooking class at the owner's Cooking School 'Le Pistou' 4 minutes' walk away.

More Details

Owner
Petra Carter
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Petra Carter

A past which included running luxury tented safari camps in the wilds of Tanzania, training as a chef and working as a food-writer/photographer in Dublin Ireland as well as finishing a degree in Fine Art.. I eventually wound up in Uzes - where I run Cooking School 'Le Pistou' in the heart of this Medieval town.

Petra Carter purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Petra Carter chose Languedoc-Roussillon

The extraordinary location of the apartment.. its luxurious spaciousness.. its high ceilings with softly filtered light.. the charm of its ancient history.. All this instantly made me want to create a graceful but relaxed space that I could enjoy and share with others as a home away from home in this beautiful Provencal town with ancient Roman roots..

What makes this apartment unique

The pretty, dappled shade of the square's plane trees and the colonial ceiling fans guarantee coolness and comfort even when summer is at his hottest. And a super efficient heating system ensures a snug and comfortable winter.

The bedrooms overlook a quiet courtyard with a view of St Etienne church while in the front the activity in the square will keep you entertained. The square is closed to motorized traffic, creating ample room for restaurants' tables and chairs where people can enjoy a glass of wine. At lunchtime musicians serenade the diners below, so while you lean over the apartment's window railings you can pretend that the impromptu serenades are simply for you! It's all at your feet.

Amenities

Uzès Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1180 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms have spacious, top-of-the-range, walk-in showers and wash hand basins with storage space underneath..
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Both spacious, airy bedrooms have large KING size beds - one of which can be made into two twin beds. Both beds have highly comfortable memory foam mattresses and storage space.. Both bedrooms overlook a quiet courtyard and have a view of the 1763-built St Etienne church...
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Ideal for two couples (or grown-up family) who appreciate the charm of ancient towns, who love browsing the pretty shops and having a quiet drink in the dappled shade of the plane trees.. For those who are passionate about food and cooking a visit to the twice-weekly food market is a must - enjoy preparing your goodies in a well-equipped kitchen, then sit down and relax with your guests in the large living/dining space-with-a-view.. The apartment also boasts an extensive library with inspirational books on art, architecture, design, food and cooking and Africana, as well as a good collection of literature, a large collection of films on DVD and a computer corner. The dining table seats 6 comfortably, and there are enough plates, glasses and cutlery for 6-8 people.

Reviews

5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Elegant 2-bed/2-bath apartment overlooking Place aux Herbes in historic Uzes
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
5

Excellent Location and Facilities in the Heart of Uzes, Provence

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was very well appointed, spacious, modern and comfortable. It was in the centre of the famous main square in the beautiful, historic town of Uzes. The views from our windows were enchanting, with the markets set up in the square on various days during the week. Numerous restaurants, shops, attractions and amenities were only a stroll away.The owner was very helpful and informative. We thoroughly enjoyed our week and would certainly recommend this accommodation.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A lovely apartment perfect for 2 couples.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed several places on our trip to France, but this was by far our favorite. It is a lovely, comfortable apartment loaded with personality. It is situated ideally on the main square in Uzes, so you can feel very much a part of the vitality of the activity even in the apartment. The markets and restaurants are mere steps away. Petra is the wonderful owner and I appreciated her always responding so quickly by email when we were making any arrangements.

I would highly recommend this delightful property for a fabulous visit to this wonderful town.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I assume this is from you Ali - and if so thank you so much for this nice write-up. I'm so happy you were happy. And thank you for leaving the apartment so clean and tidy. I loved the flowers you left! Very best wishes, Petra
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Map

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Nimes
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
75 Miles
Marseille
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Uzes
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Avignon Nimes
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Remoulins, exit A9
Nearest Restaurant
Uzes
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Grau du Roi
Car: not necessary

Allow yourself to be seduced by the charm of Uzes - a beautifully preserved Medieval market town on the edge of Provence. The town has attracted traders and visitors since Roman times and today its winding cobbled streets and hidden squares play host to a multitude of pretty shops (with clothes, home-decoration, pottery and jewellery well represented), restaurants, art galleries and ateliers as well as secret gardens and historical gems - all in the comfort of dappled shade of its ubiquitous plane trees and Medieval arches..

There is no need for a car in Uzes as everything can be reached on foot - including its well-known twice-weekly food markets, a wide-ranging choice of restaurants, pretty shops, cooking courses at Le Pistou, beautiful walks in the stunning Eure valley, public tennis courts, an open-air public swimming pool, a weekly flea market etc.. right through to banks, postal services, grocery stores, butchers, hairdressers, doctors and pharmacies..

However, if you do have access to a car, you can explore further afield.. its immediate surroundings offer attractions to suit all ages and tastes ranging from the famous Roman aqueduct Le Pont du Gard and the Haribo sweet factory to the amazing equestrian centre of the Haras of Uzes which organises all manner of equestrian delights..

Outdoor activities include horse-riding, kayaking on the local river Gardon & the Bouscarasse Water Park, bike hire and great hikes/runs. Uzès is also known for its summer dance & classical music programs as well as the traditional festivals with bull-running through the streets.

Many of the surrounding villages are very beautiful and only an hour away are Mediterranean beaches, the Camargue area with its birdlife, salt pans and wild horses, and the spectacular gorges and plateaux of the Cevennes & Gorges du Tarn. The famous towns of Avignon, Nimes & Arles are both within 40 minutes of Uzès.

Uzes is easily accessible by air (Nimes, Montpellier & Marseille) & train (Avignon and Nimes TGV/Eurostar). Or by car (exit 23 Remoulins on the A9).

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Rates & Availability

Uzès Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,089
$3,704
 

Additional information about rental rates

End of stay cleaning $108.95
Refundable damage deposit $435.79

The DAMAGE DEPOSIT is refunded by HomeAway a week after your stay.
There is an end-of-stay CLEANING CHARGE of €100 to be paid directly, in cash, to the cleaning lady.
And there is a Local Government TOURIST TAX of €0.90 per person per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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