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Bedrooms 4
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7, Pool, Garden, Internet WIFI

Les Palmiers

A rare find. A comfortable 4 bedroom family house with INTERNET WIFI set in a beautiful walled garden with a private pool in the centre of beautiful, medieval Uzès. The house is particularly suited to longer lets and is very popular with longer term visitors. You can also stay for a minimum of two nights at certain times of the year.

Uzès has a fascinating history. Wander the maze of narrow streets flanked by elegant stone houses, savour all the flavours of Provence at the famous saturday market, take time to watch the world go by as you sip a glass of the local rosé wine or a cup of coffee in one of the many cafes. Uzès is everything you dream of in a holiday in Provence. It is a beautiful, magical town to explore and enjoy. Visitors return again and again. It is also a wonderful base from which to visit the region with many places of interest within easy reach.

Les Palmiers is a 5 minute stroll from the magnificent Place aux Herbes, the heart of Uzès, with its many restaurants, shops, cafés and historic buildings. There is a bakery 20m from the property and a small supermarket a further 100m away.

The accommodation is extremely spacious, comfortable and well-furnished, ranging over 200 sqm and 3 floors, comprising:

* Entrance hall with a convenient guest toilet and basin off.

* Reception room with a sitting area, extendable dining table (up to ten) and a wood fire. French windows open onto a covered dining terrace with table and chairs for 8 people. TV, DVD & CD player.

* Attractive second sitting room with french windows which open onto the garden - ceramic tiled floor - feature wooden ceiling.

* Large well equipped kitchen with two sinks, a large fridge/freezer, electric oven and gas hob, microwave, built-in griddle, deep fat fryer, food processor, espresso machine and many other appliances. Dishwasher.

* Utility room beyond the kitchen with washing machine and tumble dryer. Sink.

* Wireless fast internet access.

* Large double (master) bedroom with fabulous walk-in en-suite shower room and separate toilet. View over the garden from the bedroom windows. Views to Mont Ventoux from the shower.

* Double bedroom with french windows onto the balcony. En-suite bathroom with bath, bidet and double wash basins.

* Child's bedroom/dressing room with a single bed and french windows onto the balcony.

* Separate toilet.

* Study area on landing.

* Large loft room. Third lounge area with sofas & chairs, a television and DVD player. Large single bed.

* Single bedroom with large single bed (accessed through the loft room) with large tiled en-suite shower and wash basin.


* Mature walled garden with sun and shade.

* Swimming pool (9m x 5m) protected by a fence. Loggia.

* Garage for one large car or two compact cars. There is also plenty of free residential parking right outside the house.

* Covered veranda and terrace with table and 6 chairs for outdoor dining.

* Portable electric barbecue.

* Attractive Mediterranean garden, completely private and not overlooked, with mature palm trees and other plants, enclosed by a high stone wall. Lots of different kinds of sun loungers and chairs. Tables. Parasols.

* Very close to a bakery and small supermarket.

* 5 minute stroll to the main square, Place aux Herbes - also cafes and restaurants, banks and a small cinema.

*You will be met on arrival by Marie, the housekeeper who will check you in and show you around the house. She lives handily nearby.

If you have any questions about the house, Uzès or activities in the area, please do not hesitate to ask before your arrival.

There is a well-manned Tourist office in Uzès with lots of information about Uzès and the area. It has informed and helpful staff and is situated about six minutes' stroll from the house. Closed for lunch. There is a website which you can consult before your arrival -


FRENCH COOKING CLASSES. If you are interested in taking a class in French cookery including a guided visit to the renowned Uzès market, please contact me for more information. Two English-speaking local chefs offer classes (taught in English or French and other languages) to groups of 4 people. The cost is 100 or 130 euros for the day including ingredients. One of these cooking schools is within 5 minutes' walking distance from the house.

BIKE HIRE. There is a bike hire company (English-speaking) very close to the house.

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Maggie Oliver
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, Swedish
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22 April, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family (2 adults, 2 children) had a wonderful time in Maggie's home in Uzès for 2+ weeks. The house was quite lovely, with everything we could possibly need to make our stay extremely comfortable! We loved the proximity of the house to town, the privacy and security behind the garden wall and eating almost every meal al fresco on the patio. The house was extremely clean and well maintained which was appreciated (not all homes we've rented through Home Away have the same level of cleanliness). We were in Uzès as the seasons were changing from Summer to Fall. If I could provide one disappointment it was that the pool is situated in the yard so that it does not get a lot of direct sunlight in the Fall, and because there is no heat, it was quite chilly and we were unable to really enjoy it. I am sure in the summer, however, the pool would be amazing as it can get very warm in Uzès. A huge thank-you to Maggie, and the amazing housekeeper extraordinaire, Marie!

My Response

Thank you very much for this great review you have given Les Palmiers. I am so glad that you had such a wonderful time and that you found that you had everything you needed. I will pass on your remarks to Marie about the cleanliness of the house. She will be pleased. She is extraordinaire, I do not know what I would do without her. Regarding the pool, I think the Fall or Autumn as we English say, may have started a little earlier than usual this year. I have swum in September and it has been lovely. I hope you will come to stay again at Les Palmiers but perhaps in the summer time so that you can take full advantage of the pool, as most visitors do. Thank you once again. You are very welcome back!
Sep 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Uzès in Gard

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , EN-SUITE. EXTRA-LARGE SHOWER ENCLOSURE
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , EN-SUITE. DOUBLE WASH BASINS
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , EXTRA-LARGE SHOWER ENCLOSURE
  • There is a separate toilet on the first floor corridor There is a useful ground floor toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , KING-SIZE
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Loftroom - 2 Double Bed
  • All the bedrooms overlook the beautiful walled garden A baby cot and high chair are available
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
If you have any questions about the house or activities in the area, please do not hesitate to ask. The housekeeper lives nearby and is readily available. Taxi-service can be arranged - both for pick-up and return to the airport or train station and also for during your stay. A minibus can be organised for a large family group. There is a good tourist office in Uzès with helpful staff and lots of information about Uzès and the area. It closes for lunch. There is a website which you can consult before your arrival - http://www.uzes-tourisme.com FRENCH COOKING CLASSES. If you are interested in taking a class in French cookery including a guided visit to the renowned Uzès market, please contact me for more information. Two English-speaking local chefs offer classes (taught in English or French and other languages) to groups of 4 people. The cost is 100 or 130 euros for the day including ingredients. One of these cooking schools is within 15 minutes' walking distance from the house.


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)


fine house and great location

  • 4 of 5

Les Palmiers is a comfortable and spacious house with a lush and inviting yard. We did not use the pool because the weather was cool. Weather was perfect during the 3 weeks of our stay and the location of the house, a 5 minute walk to town, was perfect. We were away from the bustle but close enough to partake of the wonderful shops and boulangeries in town.

We cooked several meals without any challenges since the kitchen is very well equipped. The bedrooms were comfortable and spacious.

Nice to have a washer/dryer available. Pleased that the town collects recyclables, but one has to go to a central place to deposit these.

Les Palmiers was our home base from which we visited many of the other cities and towns in the region. We also used the walking map sold at the tourist office to do some day hiking. These trails are easy to follow and well marked.

The owner provided a great deal of information to help with our adjustment to Uzès living. A splendid time.

A welcoming town a

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this review and your kind comments about the house and the garden. Three weeks is a long stay and I am pleased that you found the house spacious and comfortable. It really is the sort of house that makes people often say that they could happily stay a lot longer and there is so much to do in the area as well. Many visitors love to cook - there is so much beautiful fresh produce available at both the wednesday and saturday markets and even in the shops - so I am glad that you appreciate our efforts to offer a well-equipped kitchen. Of course for those who are not so keen on cooking, there are plenty of great restaurants to choose from just a stone's throw away. Uzès is the perfect spot for a holiday - it offers all the shops, restaurants and cafés that anyone could want and has plenty of its own character and history yet it is within very easy reach of so much more. The tourist office staff have loads of information about what to do locally. I did not know there is a walking map available for sale. I will add this to the information which I send out to all holiday-makers and which you said was helpful. I update it every year and it is great to get additional first-hand tips. It is a shame that the weather this year was a little cool to use the pool - but this is unusual. I have often swum in September. However the consolation was that the weather was perfect for your sightseeing and your comments show that this area is great for holidays all the year round. The house is fully centrally-heated should you ever want to come back on another occasion a bit later in the year! Thank you once again for taking the trouble to write a review. It is much appreciated. You are very welcome back at any time.
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Beautiful house on a top location!

  • 4 of 5

The house is located just outside the center of Uzès. In 10 minutes you can reach Place aux Herbes on foot! What a luxury, to go out to the city centre at night and not have to drive.

Once behind the entrance door in the wall, you come in into a real southern garden: palmtrees, swimmingpool, terraces and tranquility.

We enjoyed our stay very much and probably will come back in 2017.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and you will have a warm welcome back, if you decide to return next year or at any other time in the future. You are not alone in appreciating the great location of Les Palmiers - the house really could not be much better-situated . The garden is a tranquil oasis and in fact since your visit, we have been busy and replaced some trees. It is the perfect place to spend a restful day as well as being the perfect antidote to a busy day's sightseeing. Thank you for your kind comments once again.
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Ideal location in a beautiful town

  • 5 of 5

Les Palmiers is a lovely house in a perfect location in Uzes which is a fantastic town.

The private pool is large and the secluded garden had plenty of space for 7 to relax outside in comfort. The house itself is charming and well equipped, with plenty of space for the 7 of us.

The walk into town is 5 minutes, and the town is just right; big enough for lots of lovely restaurants, bars and boulangeries, and small enough to be 15mins walk from end to end.

We have no hesitation in recommending this property in this town. A fantastic holiday

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this wonderful review and the 5 stars you have given Les Palmiers. Your first sentence says it all and I totally agree with everything you say!!!. Yes, Les Palmiers is a lovely house - yes, it is in a perfect location - and yes, Uzès is a fantastic town. I am glad you had such a good time in the house and in Uzès. You mentioned that Les Palmiers had plenty of space and equipment for all 7 of you and you also liked the big pool. I think that being able to please everyone in a large group is quite a tough test for a house and I am so pleased that yet again Les Palmiers passed with flying colours. I am sure your comments will be helpful for people looking for a house for a large group - though actually Les Palmiers is just as often booked by couples or small families. Your description of Uzès is absolutely right as well! Thank you once again. You are very welcome back in the future.
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An Uzes Gem

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely house for eight weeks to celebrate our. 50th anniversary. We had friends and family come to stay over that period. We found the house to be very accommodating and well equipped. The yard and pool very welcoming, We spent many hours there. Our children especially enjoyed the pool during the warm weather. The town of Uzes was as nice as any French town we have been to and the markets were wonderful. We found Maggie and Marie very helpful with any problem that occurred. We will never forget our time here in Uzes.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this fantastic review and the 5 stars you have given Les Palmiers. A 50th wedding anniversary is a very special anniversary and I can imagine how much you were hoping to find a special house in which to celebrate with your family and friends. I am so pleased to read that Les Palmiers suited you so well and that you so enjoyed your stay. Eight weeks in a house is a long time, it is not like staying for just a week or even two weeks, so for you to call Les Palmiers a "gem" is true praise indeed. You probably now know the house just as well as I do! As you say, Uzès itself is wonderful too - the markets are renowned and there are lots of other things to do. Uzès and Les Palmiers seem to have been the perfect combination for you. Thank you once again for your kind comments.
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Uzès Oasis

  • 4 of 5

We were delighted with our choice of Les Palmiers as a group of three couples holidaying in early September. The pictures simply don’t do the house or grounds justice.

Maggie’s information pack sent beforehand was extremely useful and Marie, the maid was very accommodating and also tolerant of our limited French.

The house is located on a road which was busy at peak times however its close proximity to the centre of beautiful Uzès more than compensated. It was also very secure and extremely clean. The well-proportioned rooms were opulently furnished and the kitchen well equipped to cater for six ‘foodies’

Outside the courtyard garden was a veritable oasis with various options for relaxing and eating al fresco.

The swimming pool was a touch on the cool side even though we had fantastic weather but on a positive note it is extremely clean and bigger than the picture suggests.

The nearby supermarket and even nearer boulangerie made for great convenience. Also the little nearby pizzeria served us well for a lazy last night in.

For lovers of beer the Meduz micro-brewery was only a 25 minute walk away.

If we had any minor criticisms it would be that the television and CD player were rather complicated and might benefit from being simplified. However it wasn’t really a problem for a group of book worms! Also for a family the shower and toilet facilities are fine but for couples the typically French bathroom arrangements are a bit more challenging!

We would certainly recommend Les Palmiers and the pretty town of Uzès. We have some very happy memories.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this great review. I am so pleased that the house is even better than you expected from the pictures - that is a compliment indeed! I quite agree the location of the house could not be more perfect but yes, even in beautiful mediaeval Uzès there is some traffic. However, I know you will agree that once you have stepped from the street and into the walled garden, it is very easy to relax and enjoy the "oasis" as you call it. I will pass on to Marie your comments about the house being very clean and her helpfulness - she will be very pleased. I have to say it is very reassuring for me to know that I have someone as reliable as her taking care of the house. I am sorry that the pool was not quite warm enough - it usually is, even in September when you holidayed. I have swum many times at that time of year and have not wanted to come out of the pool, it has been so lovely. Yes, the bathroom arrangements are a little French, if that is not being a little politically incorrect. However like your own group's reactions, the house is loved by all who come to stay: groups of adults, familes with children and couples who want lots of space. One of the proofs is that we have many return visitors. Thank you for your comments about the television and the CD player. They won't be changed for a while yet but I will remember your points when that time comes round. Meanwhile I will look to see if I can improve on the instructions. Once again, thank you for taking the trouble to write this review and for your recommendation. I am glad that the house and Uzès have helped you to create some happy memories to keep you warm during winter! You are welcome back at any time in the future.
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Even better than expected

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 wonderful weeks in Uzes – a couple + 2 single adults – and were all very happy with both Uzes and Les Palmiers. The house and grounds are even more attractive than the photos show. It was very hot during our stay but the lovely courtyard was a shady oasis for lazy afternoons round the pool, which was as sparkling as claimed. The house itself is airy and comfortable, very well equipped with kitchen items and appliances, and everything very clean and well maintained. Location is excellent: a short walk to the town centre and even shorter walk to the closest bakery and supermarket. We particularly appreciated Marie’s friendly welcome and the information Maggie emailed us on shops, restaurants and places to see. As this was our first visit to Uzes, we found this a great help in starting us off on our local explorations; there really is a lot to see and do without going very far afield. We have no hesitation recommending Les Palmiers to our friends, and hope to go back ourselves some time. The only thing we would do differently is that we would not bother to rent a car for the whole period. We found the local buses cheap and convenient, and would only need to hire a car for the occasional trip further afield.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this review and the 5 stars you have given us. We are very glad that you had such a great time. As you say, the house is perfect for holidays, although we also have regular long winter lets - a Canadian couple are coming back to stay this year for the sixth time. Uzes and the area are also totally beguiling I do not really know what more to say - you have said it ALL! I will pass on your comments to Marie, our fantastic housekeeper - she is a gem! Thank you very much once again. You are welcome back anytime
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Apr 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Bookings run from Saturday to Saturday, some flexibility at certain times. If you would like to see more of the renowned Uzès saturday market, you could consider arriving on a Friday and staying Friday night in a chambres d'hotes (B&B) in Uzès, visiting the market on saturday morning at leisure, having lunch and then checking in to Les Palmiers at 4pm. We can recommend several chambres d'hotes for you to choose from and they would all be happy to keep your luggage or you can leave it at the house before you begin your visit to the market

The house is available all year round. Long term winter lets particularly welcomed - discount. Minimum stay of two nights possible at certain times

Checking-in time is from 4pm on arrival day and check out by 10am on departure day or sometimes later by arrangement. Included in the price is all linen i.e. sheets, pillowcases,towels, pool towels etc. changed weekly.

A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the rental price is required to secure the booking.The balance is due 8 weeks before arrival date. Payment by bank to bank transfer. A security deposit of 400 euros in cash to cover damage or loss is payable on arrival. If there are no breakages or damage, this deposit will be returned in cash at the time of departure. The rental price includes taxe de séjour.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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