With buildings that date back to the 16th century, Uzes, France, is steeped in rich, vibrant history. Medieval castles and chateaus with intricate stonework populate the town, with several of them providing guests with the unique chance to stay and experience the history for themselves. But with so many to chose from, where do you start? Check out this list of the top rated historical stays!
A restored 15th-century mansion, the Hôtel Entraigues sits comfortably between the Ducal Chateau and the Old Bishop’s Palace in the heart of the historic district. Vaulted stone ceilings from centuries past greet guests on the ground floor, where they can relax in spacious lounge chairs and view artwork from an assortment of artists. The Restaurant Entraigues offers a constantly evolving menu, containing local ingredients, such as licorice, escargot, bottarga, and truffles. Guests can also sip from their selection of drinks while enjoying a rooftop view overlooking the Saint Théodorit Cathedral. Rooms range from cozy bedrooms for two to deluxe, four-person suites, with options for either pool or private terrace access. All rooms come with a complimentary hospitality tray with an assortment of coffee, tea, and mineral water, a mini bar with a selection of regional wines, a work desk, free Wi-Fi, a LED TV, and universal plug for guest’s convenience.
Boutique Hôtel Entraigues
Address: 4 place de l'Evêché, Rue de la Calade
Price: from 206 USD
Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Air conditioning Terrace Heating Packed lunches All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas Sun terrace
Looking for a luxurious stay? Located between the Duchy of Uzes and the Association Théâtre Populaire d'Uzès, La Maison d’Uzes boasts all the modern amenities with a romantic, 17th-century flair. Spacious rooms include complimentary Wi-Fi, free tea and coffee, and picturesque views of either the hotel courtyard or the Saint-Anne School, amidst the Uzes rooftops. After a day of sightseeing, you can unwind in the Turkish or Roman-styled baths or enjoy a relaxing massage with face and body, hot stone, or purifying treatments from the hotel spa. The hotel’s restaurant, the Table d’Uzes, boasts a revolving variety of seasonal dishes, complete with a selection of regional wines. During the spring and summer months, outdoor seating is available on the shaded patio.
La Maison d'Uzès Relais & Châteaux
Address: 18 rue du Docteur Blanchard
Price: from 348 USD
Temporary art galleries CCTV outside property Library Books, DVDs, music for children Invoice provided Terrace Golf course (within 3 km) Babysitting/child services
Once the residence of Marie de Flavigny, composer Franz Liszt’s muse, this renovated 18th-century castle is located 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) outside of Uzes, in the heart of the countryside. Each elegant room offers modern amenities, such as TV and Wi-Fi, while retaining its historical charm, with chandeliers and exposed masonry. All rooms also come complete with a private bathroom and a peaceful view of the estate’s gardens. Le Marie d’Agoult, the hotel’s restaurant, offers a menu teeming with regional cuisine and during the summer months, guests can enjoy a buffet-style breakfast on the terrace. On-site activities include tennis courts, a seasonal swimming pool, table tennis, and free bike rentals.
Located in Languedoc-Roussillon, each room in this historic guesthouse comes with a flat-screen TV, electric kettle, and private bathrooms, with the option for either a shower or bathtub. Guests can enjoy a fresh breakfast of baguettes, croissants, and fruit on the terrace, overlooking the pool and gardens. The guesthouse also offers free bike rentals and private parking.
Built on the remnants of a once larger, medieval-era keep, this 17th-century bed and breakfast offers a stylized, minimalistic design while retaining historical features, such as vaulted ceilings and exposed masonry. All rooms are decorated with elegant artwork and provide free Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs, electric kettles, wardrobes, and private bathrooms. Each morning, guests can enjoy a variety of organic and homemade breakfast options from the patio or the main room. The hotel also proudly roasts traditional Uzes coffee and tea lovers have a generous amount of twenty blends to choose from. Massage packages, facials, and manicures are also offered at an extra cost. On-site activities include free bike rentals, hiking, and a library.
Address: 6 place de la plaine
Price: from 284 USD
Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Pets allowed Hot tub/jacuzzi Horse riding Massage All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Garden Free WiFi
Nestled in the rural countryside, this renovated, 16th-century bed and breakfast sits near the Uzes Golf Course and the Pont du Gard. Surrounded by cypress trees, vineyards, and tree-lined parks, this charming retreat allows guests to experience rustic country life with 21st-century comforts. Rooms include complimentary Wi-Fi and a private bath or shower. Guests can also enjoy on-site recreation, such as the tennis court and swimming pool. After enjoying the included traditional breakfast, crafted from fresh, local produce, guests can lounge in the common room, complete with a Renaissance-era fireplace, with a book from the library’s specialized collection.
If you are looking to stay in the heart of Uzes, this 300-year old house is located within walking distance of several sites, such as the Place aux Herbes. The hotel offers a unique blend of historical charm while boasting several modern amenities, such as LCD TV, free Wi-Fi, and a mini-bar. Each room is also complete with a private bathroom and includes either a whirlpool bath, power shower, or floor-level shower. Guests can savor a variety of traditional culinary cuisine crafted from local produce from the market at the on-site restaurant La Parenthèse. When dining, guests also have the option of terrace seating, overlooking the sprawling rooftops of Uzes. A guesthouse is also available for larger parties, with breakfast included.
Another centrally located stay can be found at La Petite Hostellerie, in the heart of Provencal, near the Place aux Herbes. This charming bed and breakfast offers in-room kitchenettes, complete with a microwave, electric kettle, and small refrigerator. Rooms also come complete with a traditional fireplace, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and private bathrooms. Guest can enjoy breakfast served daily from the hotel’s on-site restaurant. Closest attractions include the Uzes Golf course (1.2 miles/1.9 kilometers away) and Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie (3.1 miles/4.9 kilometers away), the local artisan village.
La Petite Hostellerie
Address: 6 rue Grande Bourgade
Price: from 169 USD
Experience history with modern comforts
These charming and lavish retreats offer relaxing vacation experiences, complete with a first-hand look at history. Go back in time with a visit to Uzes this upcoming travel season.
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