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South Of France Property Near Uzes And Just 3 Km From Local River And Bathing



Updated: 27-Nov-2016
Near Uzes, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon - Hill Top Village Of Fournes In The Heart Of Languedoc's Vines And Olive Trees

“La Joie de Sud” is a recent restoration. It sleeps 3 people and has 2 bedrooms. The property has two exterior terraces. A small one in front of the sitting room and the other, larger one, linking from the main bedroom and not overlooked so a perfect spot to sit and unwind.

The open plan sitting room/kitchen comprises 2 large chaise longue settees and a TV (English Freeview channels and French channels), DVD player with DVDs, CD player with selection of CDs and also the WIFI box. (An iPOD player with radio combination is in the bedroom).

Behind, the open plan living area is a modern fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar. (Electric oven, hob unit, fridge, dishwasher, coffee machine, toaster). Behind the kitchen is a separate and useful storage room housing the freezer, microwave and kitchen crockery etc.

A staircase leads up to the next level where there are two bedrooms both linking to the bathroom that has a shower and twin washbasins.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I moved to the Languedoc in 2003. In 2005 I started a business looking after holiday homes in this area of Languedoc Roussillon. This includes: project management of restoration work, regular property surveillance checks, handling utilities companies, and more. Some of the owners rent out their houses and I manage the advertisement, handle enquiries and bookings, and in some cases the "meet and greet" and "check out" processes.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are delighted to have received 10 reviews and 5/5 rating "excellent" on Trip Advisor. Extracts from visitors' book:

Such a great base from which to enjoy this lovely area. Enjoyed having some space to spread out for a change. The rooms are bright and airy and the outlook to the greenery across the street is very pleasing. The outdoor balcony space is great for enjoying the sunny mornings and balmy evenings. The kitchen is really well set up with an excellent array of cooking equipment that enabled us to cook some of the wonderful local produce...... Graham and Gloria, Victoria, Australia

The village is blissfully unspoilt. Sitting on the terrace you can watch swallows darting about and hear wood pigeons calling nearby as you relax on the loungers..... Shona and Fraser, Edinburgh, Scotland

This is a very comfortable place to stay and wonderfully positioned for exploring in all directions. We really appreciated all the extras and equipment...... John and Bridget, Hertfordshire, UK
Nov 2012
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Great location

  • 4 of 5

The property is as described and in a great location to visit the places of interest such as Uzes, Pont du Gard, Camargue, Cevennes National Park and Lussan.

Gill the owner gave us good customer service and was available at all times

if required.

I would recommend this property as its only a very short distance off the A9 and central to most places.

We visited this area 14 years ago and was not disappointed in any way at all.


  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fab Place to stay

  • 4 of 5

The property is situated in a delightful village and is lovely. It contains all of the facilities that you are likely to require on a holiday. The upstairs terrace is particularly nice being private and bathed in sunshine from the early morning until about 6pm (in late July). The property was clean and accurately described in the owners direct listing - the pictures told you exactly what you were getting. The owner gave good and friendly service and was on call if necessary. The location is perfect for visiting all of the areas of interest in this section of the south of France. We would stingily recommend the property to friends and relatives.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Charmant petit gite bien équipé

  • 5 of 5

Ce gite rénové récemment, est équipé de façon moderne et fonctionnelle. Beaucoup d'espace même pour 3 personnes. Tout est

propre et bien décoré, salon très accueillant. La chambre avec terrasse est lumineuse, le grand placard très fonctionnel. A côté du coin cuisine, la petite pièce permet de ranger facilement les provisions. La propriétaire est très accueillante et très arrangeante

pour les horaires

L'emplacement du gite permet de faire beaucoup de visites dans les

lieux touristiques de la région. Nous reviendrons avec plaisir une autre

fois pour profiter de la région et de ce charmant pied à terre.

Si vous recherchez l'adresse sur Google Maps, la photo est très ancienne et ne correspond en rien à la réalité.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Superb location for accessing many of the attractive towns and villages of the Gard department in Languedoc Roussillon. On the border of Provence so vines, sunflowers and lavender in abundance. Near the famous tourist area of Uzes, mediaeval town containing beautiful 17th and 18th century houses and one of the South of France's most famous markets. The area is particularly good for local produce with many growers selling their produce on the roadside. In season, you really enjoy the freedom to buy fresh fruit and vegetables every day, no polystyrene packaging and freight handling - just mother nature at its best.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Nimes or Avignon at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : in village at 250 Metres Nearest Golf : Uzes at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Nimes or Avignon at 25 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A9 at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Remoulins at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Remoulins at 3 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Would you like a personalised wine tour? The owner, previously a member of the Commanderie de Bordeaux and now a member in the Compagnie de Côte du Rhône Gardoise, can provide a tailor made trip. You will be picked up by car and introduced to some of the local vineyards and further afield depending on your availability and choice of experience. Wines cover Cotes de Rhone, Tavel, Lirac, and Chateauneuf du Pape. Gill can explain the local ‘terroir’ and cultivation methods, and translate if required, as the growers explain their offerings.


Remoulins (3 km) has shops, supermarkets, doctors, dentists, petrol stations, etc. Remoulins lies on the Gardon River so is a popular spot for easy bathing.

The Pont du Gard is also "on the doorstep" and is enjoyed as a World Heritage Centre as well as beautiful countryside for picnicking, hiking, swimming and kayaking. Beach lovers may head south and take in Sainte Marie de la Mer, La Grau du Roi or La Grande Motte or further south to the bulls, salt marshes and flamingoes in the Carmargues.


By air: Ryanair to Nimes (25 minutes to house via direct motorway connection) or Flybe to Avignon (approx 25 minutes to Fournes)

Easyjet to Montpellier (approx 1 hour to house - easy motorway route)

Ryanair to Marseille (easy motorway route)

Rail: TGV to Avignon

By car: A9 motorway (5 minutes off motorway exit "Remoulins" on A9)


Remoulins 3 km

Pont du Gard 7 kms

Collias 14 kms

Uzes 19 kms

Avignon 20 kms

Nimes 25 kms

St Remy de Provence 35 kms

Chateauneuf du Pape 34 kms

Arles 55 kms

Further Details:

The Gard area of Languedoc Roussillon marks the beginning of Provence and the flora and fauna are similar with sunflowers, lavender and olive trees in evidence. It is a large wine producing area and fields of vines are a dominant sight in the countryside together with the Garrigue of wild juniper, rosemary, citrus, thyme, and green oaks providing wonderful aromas.

In addition to sampling the many local wines, there is also a wealth of locally grown produce: cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines, melons, figs, kiwis, apples, tomatoes, asparagus, beans, aubergines, courgettes, etc. You can decide what you want to eat on the day and buy it fresh and add a touch of olive oil and a glass of wine to make the perfect healthy lifestyle.

The Mediterranean climate has warm, dry summers and mild winters. There are 300 days of sunshine per year, thanks in part to the wind. The Mistral pushes away the clouds and keeps the area free of pollution.

Ideal location for activity holidays, a cultural extravaganza, or a quiet place to unwind. Uzes, Nimes, Avignon and Orange are on the doorstep and offer an historical richness. Further afield you can experience the very different scenery of the Cevennes hills.

Nearby Uzes is a beautiful town of 17th and 18th century housing . It is a popular location for dining due to its many pavement cafes and restaurants. People-watching over a coffee and croissant or olive tapas and a glass of Cotes du Rhone are popular activities.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
29 Oct 2016 - 7 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid Season
8 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
9 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low Season
28 Oct 2017 - 30 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Reservations are confirmed once a booking form has been completed and a deposit has been received.
Changeover Day:
In July and August the changeover day is Saturday. Flexibility at other times. You will be met by the property owner who will explain the house and facilities and hand over the key. She will also come to see you on your last morning to do the checkout.

Notes on prices:
Electricity, water, bed linen and towels are included in the rental price. We ask a damage deposit of 150 GBP or 150 EUROS on arrival that is returned subject to the property being left in a clean condition and no damages.

A deposit of 30% is required to confirm a booking. The balance is due 4 weeks before arrival. Payments can be made via bank transfer or credit card via PayPal.

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From the Owner

The property is furnished as if you are stepping into a family home. There is a feeling of comfort and there are personal touches throughout making it a home rather than purely a furnished rental.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • river
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Both bedrooms have doors linking to the shower room. There is a double wash basin unit, shower and heated towel rail. A hair dryer is supplied. Washing machine is also located in this room. A separate toilet is in the corridor by the bedrooms.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The larger of the two bedrooms (double bed) has glazed French doors leading onto large roof terrace. IPod player with radio/alarm combination. Built in wardrobes with shelving. Second bedroom has large single bed 110 cm x 90cm. Velux window.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Flat fee as advertised. No price increase if property occupied by 3 persons. Outside: The top terrace has sun loungers and a white cast iron table with 4 matching chairs which make this the ideal place to relax, dine, read and unwind. It overlooks a neighbour's green and private park making the top terrace a lovely location to take in the evening sunset or a breakfast of coffee and croissants. (Local grocer and "depot de pain" 2 minutes walk in the village). There is a barbecue facility on this terrace. There is also a small terrace outside the sitting room. A cafe/bar is 5 minutes on foot from the property. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Part of our success has been that the price on the rental search is the price you pay. No charge for bedding or towels or for utilities. We also do not charge a cleaning fee but would ask that the property is left in a tidy condition on departure.

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