The Uzes – Pont du Gard region of Languedoc-Roussillon is squeezed between the mountains and the sea, known for its beautiful landscapes, lush groves and artistic towns which simply burst with charm. The garrigues marked landscapes means that the region is a magnet for walkers and climbers whilst the wonderfully high, relaxed quality of life means that any of the villas in Uzes and the surrounding area are ideal for a rural escape throughout the year.
The Uzes-Pont du Gard region is one of very few, genuine year round resorts. There is an enormous wealth of activities to enjoy throughout the year, and a climate that genuinely compliments sporting activity. Regardless of whether you wish to take to the mountains, coast or lush plains of Uzes for sport or simply to relax in absolute peace, a holiday rental villa in the Uzes – Pont du Gard region will be perfect.
The Uzes region is known for its amazing wealth of historical monuments. The Pont du Gard is the most famous monument in the region, a huge aqueduct straddling the gorge between Uzes and Nimes. The best spot from which to view le Pont du Gard is from the river in the bottom, especially during the hot summer months, as the river beaches are perfect from which to have a refreshing swim or simply a moment stretched out on the sand or in the shade of the gorge. Throughout the area are a great range of monuments to explore, especially from the roman era. Pre-historic and Middle Ages attractions and artefacts can also be seen littered throughout the area.
The food and wines produced in Uzes – Pont du Gard are absolutely fantastic. The truffles, olives and oils produced in Uzes are absolutely magnificent, the finest of which can be bought with ease at any of the weekly markets held in almost all of the many agricultural villages and towns of Uzes.
Most people first discover a holiday home in Uzes due to the famously excellent outdoor activities that you can enjoy from an Uzes property. The mountainous, forested landscape is an absolute delight for outdoor activities, from swimming in the fresh water lakes and beautiful clear rivers that carve the landscape to mountain biking down fearsome mountain paths. Walking, rock climbing, horse riding, canoeing, paragliding and even white water rafting expeditions are second to none from Uzes accommodation.
The small town of Uzes itself is a wonderfully laid back place, and visitors to Uzes accommodation are often surprised by the wonderfully Mediterranean atmosphere that thrives throughout the town. Uzes is a hugely appealing town, consisting of many, fine medieval buildings, which still dominate the town centre.
The charming village of Collias lies at the end of the famous Gardon Gorge, known as a special place for climbers (of all abilities) and walkers. Canoeing along the river which carved the gorges is a simply wonderful way to explore, especially as it is one of the quietest ways to see nature.
Vers-Pont-du-Gard is a haven of rural peace in the heart of the garrigue regions of Uzes. Surrounded by lush green plains, famous vineyards and the mighty pillars of le Pont-du-Gard, the village is one of the most relaxing places to take a holiday rental villa in Uzes, France.
The airports of Nimes (FNI), Avignon (AVN) and Marseille (MRS) are both within easy reach of a holiday rental property in Uzes – Pont du Gard region. Ryanair and Flybe provide direct services to Nimes and Avignon respectively, but for those flying to Marseille’s Provence Airport, 40 miles from the centre of Uzes itself, you have a great range of airlines to choose from. Taking a hire car is strongly advised for those taking an Uzes holiday due to the remote nature of the region.