Amenities are within rapid and easy reach of the house (supermarkets, markets, pharmacies, grocers, etc.). The surrounding area is one of the most beautiful in France and there are many things to do. From trekking and rafting in the Ardeche to browsing round art galleries. Of particular note is the weekly market in Uzes (without doubt one of the best in Provence). 10 km south-east of Uzes is the famous Pont du Gard. This astounding example of Roman ingenuity is superbly preserved. The best time to see it is at sunset when the two-thousand year old stones gradually turn to a magnificent golden colour. The cities of Avignon, Nimes and Arles are all well worth a visit. Avignon offers all its Provencal charm and the historical past of the period when the Popes were based here (the Palais des Papes is unmissable). Arles and Nimes are more Roman orientated cities with their arenas and amphitheatres (wonderful pedestrian streets). There are also a multitude of wine producers in the area...