This village chateau is full of elegance and history, in this stunning location just outside of Uzes and within close proximity of Nimes.
Located in the heart of a traditional village with flower filled lanes and pretty houses to explore, this property is ideal for weddings, with the local church and marie.
The chateaus vast grounds offer so much to explore, with its glorious gardens and picturesque views.
Enjoy the scents of the roses by the gated swimming pool, or find a shady spot on the terrace to enjoy a glass of wine.
The summer kitchen is perfect for enjoying an al fresco BBQ with family and friends.
Its 17th century charm is evident with its characterful rooms.
Downstairs, the north facing terrace can be accessed from the kitchen and various reception rooms, whilst upstairs, the six bedrooms feature exquisite décor.
This part of southern France offers so much to explore.
Just 5km away is the wonderful town of Uzes, where you can experience its wonderful architecture and try out some of the cafes and restaurants.
Don’t miss out on the Sunday morning market where you can pick up some local delights.
Close by there is a UNESCO world heritage site in Le Pont du Gard, where you can explore on a canoe or enjoy a riverside kitchen.
Château Interiors (700m2)
Château Empire can be found in a charming village, only a 5km drive from the historic town of Uzès, in the Gard department of southern France, under an hour from the airports of Nîmes and Avignon.
The village is full of character with pretty lanes, old houses, a café and small shop as well as a church and marie, ideal if you are planning your wedding here. You are also very close to beautiful Uzès – head there on a Saturday morning for the bustling market in the heart of the old town and discover the town’s many restaurants, cafes and bars. There’s an air of authenticity across the town and the historic buildings have been beautifully preserved – climb to the top of the Bermonde Tower, part of the Duchy of Uzès, for wonderful views of the town and surrounding countryside. Uzès is now a designated ville d’art and visitors come to admire its history and charm.
Drive just fifteen minutes south and you will reach one of the region’s UNESCO World Heritage sites, the magnificent Pont du Gard. This Roman aqueduct is one of France’s most visited historic monuments – head there with a picnic to enjoy by the banks of the Gard river and there are also opportunities to hire canoes and kayaks in this spectacular setting.
Lovers of Roman history will also adore Nîmes, especially the Maison Carrée, one of France’s best preserved temples, and the amazing amphitheatre, Les Arènes. It’s also a great city for lovers of French food with excellent restaurants and a fantastic indoor market. Look out for exhibitions at the contemporary Carré d'Art and make sure you visit the Jardin de La Fontaine, just outside the city centre.
Another highlight of this area are the Gorges du Gardon, wonderful for walking (including a trail through the Sainte-Baume cave!), swimming and canoeing excursions, some of which include the Pont du Gard. There’s some superb rock-climbing and mountain bike trails through the nature reserve.
Avignon (40km) is also easily visited in a day with its vibrant markets and historic monuments including the Palais des Papes and Pont d'Avignon, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. South of Avignon, visit some of the idyllic towns and villages in Provence’s Les Alpilles region such as Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (54km) and Les Baux-de-Provence (55km).
Wine-lovers can explore the vineyards of the Côtes du Rhône to the east with Châteauneuf-du-Pape only a 45-minute drive away or discover charming wineries closer to home in Uzès.