|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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 1700'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 and occasionally 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.
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, visiting 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......'
Christina purchased this apartment in 1990
For all the reasons previously given and I have not regretted this decision for one single moment.
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....
Unfortunately we were there when they several days around 36deg celsius and with the Apt being at the top Floor and no air conditioning, the heat was intolerable, so we left 5 days early.
The Apt badly needs updating and thorough cleaning. We were told to expect the plumber to come to fix the hot water tap in the kitchen and after 9 days he still hadn't arrived, so to do our few dishes we needed to boil the tiny kettle a couple of times.
We wouldn't recommend this Apt to our friends.
Didn't meet our expectations. We booked to stay for 14 nights but after a week of 36deg heat and no air conditioning, we decided to leave five days early.
The apartment badly needs updating, the washing machine had a broken hinge, the general cleanliness was below standard. We were told that a plumber was coming to fix the hot water tap in the kitchen and after 9 days he still hadn't arrived so for hot water we had to boil a small kettle a couple of times each time we wanted to do our dishes.
On the plus side, we enjoyed the lounge area, and found it very comfortable.
I had the great fortune to spent almost the entire month of October 2015 in this wonderful apartment. I loved every minute of it. It is well equipped and in the perfect location. And while it is located on the top floor of the building, I was glad for the exercise after enjoying a croissant or two.
The kitchen is well equipped, with a large refrigerator with freezer, a convection oven that was very efficient (I want one of those!), and more kitchen ware than you could ever use. I used the bedroom on the main floor with the attached bathroom and it was great. The bed was very comfortable. There is a additional half-bath on that level for guests. It had the best collection of Napoleon stuff I've ever seen.
I was traveling alone and felt very safe in the apartment. There is a locked door to the building and then a large, locked gate to the apartment with an additional door.
Christina is the most wonderful hostess and was very helpful and responsive. The weather turned a bit chilly and we had a fun experience getting the radiators to come on, but we did. I was glad for the warmth for those few days. I feel very lucky to have met her.
As I was travelling solo, I ate most of my meals in. With the twice a week market, I prepared wonderful meals with fresh, local ingredients. And for those lazy nights, any restaurant is happy to take a carry out/take away order.
Uzes is in a perfect location to see so many things, including the Camargue, Nimes, Pont du Gard, Avignon, and the abundance of grottes in the area. Just driving around the countryside was a wonderful experience. I spent many evenings walking around the town, enjoying the weather and the beautiful buildings. I felt very safe at all times. For those lazy days, the terrace on the rear of the apartment is a fantastic place to read and enjoy a glass of wine...or two. I saw gorgeous sunsets and one evening, saw about 20 hot air balloons floating over the town.
As I had a car, I took the easy (but not inexpensive) way out and purchased a pass to the nearby parking garage. I just didn't want to have to hunt for a parking space every time I took the car out. If you are used to searching for parking, then you may not want to use the garage.
I would recommend this property without hesitation. I would give it many more stars than just 5. I want to return to the best address in Uzes as soon as I possibly can. Thank you Christina for making my dream trip a reality.
A charming apartment, wonderfully positioned in the square. I was thrilled to sleep under the tiles on the mezzanine. Would definitely recommend it. I would avoid the restaurants in the square, we had a poor meal in the nearest one to the apartment as we arrived too late to look around properly. Had a fabulous meal in the Petit Jardin though, on the main street. Highly recommended.
A charming, eccentric, interesting treasure of an apartment in a charming, beautiful and almost unknown little city in the Midi. The only negative to the apartment is several flights of steep stairs, but we (in our 70s) thought the daily climb worth it. (Not, though, for persons with real limitations, crutches...or for families with very young kids in strollers) A better location can hardly be imagined, overlooking the place aux Herbes, with its 6+ cafes and restos, the Wed. bio-market and the huge Sat. market. Many VRBO listings are little better than motel rooms. This is a home, with warmth, books, personality. The owner is very helpful and her housekeeper pleasant and thorough. We ended up buying in the region and will use the apt for overflow guests.
This was a wonderful apartment! Location
couldn't be better as it is on the main
square, Place des Herbes. The kitchen is
very well equipped, but make sure you
have an extra can of propane for the gas
cooktop, if you plan on cooking a few
meals. Beautiful living areas with
plenty of comfortable seating and lovely
antiques fill the apartment! It was a
great place to hang at the end of our
days! The Saturday market will amaze you
and Uzes to me is like Camelot!! The
owner was most accommodating making sure
were very comfortable. The upper loft
area has a full bath with a hand shower
and a nice large closet for whoever
stays in that area. You access the
terrace from this area as well. There is
a parking place that was offYered for
extra Euro and that worked out very
well. Make sure you rent a small enough
car, though... buy the time we left, we
we becoming expert at backing into this
small space. You will LOVE this spot!!
Oh FYI, the stairs became easier after a
couple of runs, and frankly if you don't
have mobility issues, after all the food
and wine, it's a good thing! Uzes
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 2000-year old Pont du Gard rising up before and above you, a truly breath catching moment.
(The canoeing is quite leisurely)
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Cleaning & laundry fee||$113|
|Refundable damage deposit||$450|
Payment of 25% required to secure the booking.
By bank transfer or cheque.