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

People4
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 a mere holiday rental but my home and therefore for you 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, an extremely 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 exciting happening 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 cool 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 in every room and bedroom 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:
15 July, 2018

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 Uzès

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.

Both bedrooms overlook a quiet courtyard with a spectacular view of St Etienne church while in the front lounge 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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Uzès in Gard

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1180 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
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
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 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 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • 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:
  • antique hunting
  • horse 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

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Elegant 2-bed/2-bath apartment overlooking Place aux Herbes in historic Uzes
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
5

Wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

Apartment Place aux Herbes is a wonderful place to stay in a beautiful town.

There is also the most charming hostess who will attend to all your needs and make you most welcome.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ahhh, you wonderful people - I miss you already! Thank you for leaving the apartment in such super condition!!
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5

A comfortable, stylishly-decorated, and coveniently located apartment.

  • 5 of 5

We would love to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mary and Tomas, for being such lovely guests!
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 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.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 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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Location

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Nimes
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 which has won the 'best market in the Languedoc' award in 2018.. 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.. And there are buses from Avignon and Nimes to get you to Uzes.

However, renting a car has its benefits as 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, the pottery village of St Quentin, wineries, the equestrian centre of the Haras just outside Uzes, and many more...

Within 5 minutes walk from the apartment you can be in the wild garrigue: imagine picnicking and walking along the beautiful Eure river.. Outdoor activities within a few minutes of Uzes include horse-riding, kayaking on the local river Gardon and bike hire. Uzès is also known for its summer dance & classical music programs and the traditional Fete Votive is celebrated with bull-running through the streets.

Many of the surrounding villages are worth a visit and Uzes is only an hour away from Mediterranean beaches, the Medieval city of Aigues Mortes and the Camargue with its rich birdlife, salt pans and wild horses. In the opposite direction are the spectacular gorges and plateaux of the Cevennes and the Ardeche. The historical cities of Nimes and Avignon are within 20 and 30 minutes respectively while vibrant and bohemian Arles is about 50 minutes from Uzès.

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

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Additional pricing information

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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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