Uzès is our favorite hut. It sits back from the lane and up a small bluff, giving it a great vantage point over the site from the porch. Uzés features:
- Three screened windows that open for cross ventilation
- A storage loft where you can find extra bedding and place your luggage
- A porch with chairs and small end table
- A dining table with two chairs (two chairs on porch can also be used for dining)
- A double bed, with pillows and comforter
- A couch which folds out to another double bed
- Kitchen prep table with propane stove
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- On each site, there is a fire pit grill, picnic table, and two additional outdoor chairs
- Parking for one car. Additional cars can be parked in the overflow spaces.
The Uzès Story
This glamping hut is inspired by a fantastic little town in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France. We were introduced to this part of France many years ago when Dan worked for a company headquartered in Montpellier, the capital of the region. While Montpellier is a wonderful urban center, Uzès epitomizes the countryside, wine, markets, food and people that make this our favorite region in sunny, Southern France.
We’ve had many great vacations around Uzès, mixing culture and food with nature and hiking, all under the insatiable southern sunshine. The region was once very important to the Roman empire and many historic sites and ruins remain. The Fontaine d’Eure just outside Uzès is the water source which fed Nimes via the world famous Pont du Gard aqueduct and bridge. This imposing, ancient structure is fascinating to visit and the surrounding countryside provides some great, scenic hiking. The nearby city of Nimes, where the aqueduct ends, has a fantastic Roman arena and is very close to the Mediterranean coast for when you need a quick dip in the cooling waters after a long day in the hills. With over 700,000 acres of vineyards in the region, wine has also figured prominently in the local culture since Roman times. We once stayed in an old farmhouse which was built on the site of the original Roman vineyard and villa. The restored 16th century farmhouse held many stories, but the highlight was when our host walked us through the vineyard and showed us some of the old Roman tile work that was still being tilled up between the vines.
If we ever hit the lottery, we’d love to open a sister glamping site in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France within a short drive of Uzès so that our guests can stock up on wine, olives, and a large, crusty baguette before settling in to enjoy one of those expansive Southern France sunsets.