Saint-Siffret is a timeless village, basking in the sunshine of Gard in Languedoc-Roussillon. Instantly recognisable by the two stately chateaux that rise out of the lush green valley, Saint-Siffret is a perfect place to relax amongst the historical gems of the Uzes region.
The narrow streets of Saint-Siffret’s historic centre are an absolute joy to explore. Every house has been lovingly restored to its former glory, giving the village a completely authentic atmosphere in which the 12th century Roman-Byzantine Church and the ruins of the12th century chateau stand out purely for their elegance.
The views from any Saint-Siffret property are awash with colour. Standing above a wonderfully picturesque valley which is carpeted with blossoming lavender in the spring and summer, Saint-Siffret is an excellent base for tranquil walking and riding holidays. The River Gordon is a fantastic river on which to canoe, most notably as paddling slowly under the towering arches of the Pont du Gard is an unforgettable experience.
An apartment, gite or villa in Saint-Siffret is perfectly located for day trips to Avignon, Uzes and Ardeche. This area is known throughout Europe for its sensational medieval and roman heritage, especially Uzes and Avignon. The amazing roman aqueduct at Pont du Gard and the ultra-modern Millau Viaduct (which stands taller than the Eiffel Tower), are both well worth visiting, giving a fantastic comparison between the engineering solutions throughout the ages.
The beautiful Camargue National Park is under an hours drive from a holiday rental villa in Saint-Siffret. UNESCO has named the park, which consists of vast tracts of salt marshes and coastal wetlands, as a World Heritage Site, and it is easy to see why as soon as you set foot within the park. The park is home to a huge amount of bird and animal life, which is best viewed from horse back or on foot.
Saint-Siffret is located in one of the sunniest regions of France. Blessed with over 300 days of glorious sunshine every year, and with daily peak temperatures in the summer months pushing up towards 40˚C, sun worshipers will be more than happy in a Saint-Siffret villa. Even in the coldest month (January), daily temperatures are unlikely to dip below 10˚C, perfect for winter golfing and walking retreats.
The Uzes region of France is extremely well connected to the UK, with Ryanair providing a great range of flights to airports throughout Languedoc-Roussillon. The best way to reach a holiday rental property in Saint-Siffret is via Nimes International Airport (FNI). Ryanair provide direct flights to Nimes from Liverpool (LPL), Luton (LTN) and East Midlands (EMA).