My studio is situated near the pretty mediaeval town of Uzes with its bustling markets. Lots of sun, vineyards, sunflowers, signposted walks, river swimming, and summer arts festivals combine to make this an attractive and lively area
The Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France, Gard department, 25km north of Nîmes, in a hamlet near the mediaeval town of Uzès (pop. 8088). Rocky scenery, plains, gentle hills, vineyards, sunflowers and olives. Lots of sun. Temps. during the summer 27-34 deg.C
The accommodation is suitable for a couple, 2 singles sharing, or 1 single needing a quiet place to work. If you like the idea of being away from it all, this is the place for you!
Minimum stay 2 nights
The basic, simply-furnished self-contained, self-catering studio, measuring 40 square metres, is attached to one side of the main house, and has one living/sleeping area, shower room/WC/basin, and small semi-enclosed kitchen. It has its own private entrance, terrace and small garden.
Double bed (+ single mattress on a mezzanine, if 2 singles sharing), bed-linen provided, dining table & two chairs, two low easy chairs, chest of 6 drawers, hanging-rail on castors
Electric hob with 2 rings, electric oven, sink, fridge, electric kettle, toaster, crockery, cutlery etc., iron, ironing board
Basic untiled shower with shower-curtain
Large basin (suitable for washing small items of clothing), WC, clothes-drying rack, towels provided (but not swimming-towels), use of washing-machine, if needed
Walled terrace 4m x 5m approx. with fig tree and mulberry tree for shade, metal dining-table & 2 chairs, small barbecue, small garden planted with trees, lavender and rosemary bushes, garden bench
Space for parking a car behind studio
Mobile phone signal on studio terrace
Free wifi at the tourist office in Uzès
Internet cafe in Uzès
No TV or internet in the studio
Bakery, newsagent, post-office, large supermarket and pharmacy (10 mins by car). In Uzès, a range of shops, and markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays
No shops in the hamlet
Restaurant L'Auberge d'Aigaliers (3km) is the nearest
Numerous bars and restaurants in Uzès (13 km)
No public transport through the hamlet, so a car is essential. Ryanair have a car rental deal with Hertz at Nimes airport
Numerous signposted circuits for walking locally. Good map showing these with other information, available at the Tourist Office in Uzes (price 5 Euros)
Ideally placed for exploring surrounding region: Ardèche, Camargue, Cevennes, Provence
Wine-cellars and attractive villages to visit, climbing, hang-gliding locally
World and classical music & dance festivals outdoors locally June/July
Pont du Gard, impressive Roman aquaduct (30 mins)
Largest bamboo forest & gardens in Europe at Anduze (45 mins)
Roman city of Nîmes (40 mins)
Avignon: International theatre & arts festival in July (50 mins)
Arles: Rencontres d'Arles, huge international photographic exhibition (July-September)
Bike-hire in St Quentin de la Poterie (20 mins)
Rivers Gardon and Cèze both great for swimming
La Bouscarasse: outdoor leisure pool with cafe, set in the countryside (5km)
Outdoor pool in Uzès
Nearest beach 1hr
Lots on Gardon and Cèze rivers
You will have your own terrace, and use of the garden in front of the studio.
There is no wifi in the studio, but if you wish to access your emails, this can be done from outside the kitchen window of my house a few steps away!
No smoking, please, inside the studio
Please take care up and down the open steps to the mezzanine (if used). There is no handrail.
Care also to be taken when reaching the the mezzanine level, as there is a very low beam on which you can bang your head. It is not possible to stand upright up there. Host takes no responsibility for accidents!!
I have worked in the theatre as a stage-manager. and have a degree in fine art (painting).
I'm letting the studio attached to my small house in southern France, from the last week in June to the first week in September (minimum stay 2 days).