Uzes is one of the most historic of Provencal towns, one of the most beautiful, and one of the best preserved. Its market is famed all over France. Don't miss it, for the best of French local produce, homemade jams, charcuterie, local tapenades, spices, cheeses, and much more. There is also a Sunday antique market which is exceptional. The town is a collection of Medieval to Renaissance Masterpieces, and reflects the history of its Duchy as well as some eminent characters such as the poet and dramatist Jean Racine (1639-99), and Andre Gide, the literature Nobelist of 1947. A stroll through the town reveals many gems. The three centres of local power still confront each other, in the form of the King’s Tower, the Duke’s Tower and the Bishop’s Tower. The Palaces of these notables and the mansions of others demonstrate the economic prosperity of Uzes, based on the production of linen, serge and silk. The impressive Place aux Herbes in the centre of town, a medieval asymmetrical square with covered walkways and enormous plane trees, was significantly altered in the 17th and 18th centuries, and is a joy to behold, even when the Saturday morning market is not in place. There are good restaurants in the town, as well as in the surrounding villages, and the shops and artisan’s workshops are as good as can be found anywhere in France. Uzes has easy access to other notable sites, from the magnificent Roman Pont du Gard, to the sites of Castillon du Gard, L’Isle-sr-la-Sorgue, Avignon, Nimes, Les Baux, St. Remy and Arles.
This old building has been renovated by an architect in conjunction with the designer-owner of the apartment. It is a spacious and charming one bedroom apartment, full of character, with a gracious living room with fireplace, dining area with large dining table, and doors opening to a large and well-furnished terrace, perfect for out-door living. The kitchen is designer perfect, and fully equipped. The bathroom is modern, and offers a bathtub as well as a walk-in shower. There is a separate study with a convertible sofa to allow for a third person. As an extra bonus, the apartment comes with its own inside parking place. Very rare!