Uzès, a charming medieval town made of narrow streets, alleys and shaded squares, is situated in the Gard department between the sea and the Cevennes mountains. Its old town is full of museums and monuments and retains a well preserved Duchy castle. Despite its modest size, it offers a large range of shops, restaurants, festivals, year-round activities and even bull races. For those who like sport, it is possible to do hiking, mountain biking, golfing (a 9-hole course), canoeing, kayaking or fishing.
Uzès is a small town of 8,000 inhabitants located only 15 miles northeast of Nimes, in the Gard department. Formerly a small Gallo-roman oppidum, Uzès lies at the source of the Eure river, from where a beautiful Roman aqueduct was built to provide the city of Nimes with water. Vestiges of the aqueduct, built in the 1st century BC, can be seen not far from Uzès. Listed as World Patrimony by the UNESCO, it is the third most visited site of the world.
Uzès has the chance to be located in the wonderful department of the Gard, where vineyards alternate with fields and garrigues (typical scrublands from the south of France). Despite its modest size, Uzès is a lovely and lively town thanks to its quality of housing, the number of year-round activities and its particular lifestyle. Plus all facilities, services and shops are available. Indeed, over 400 shops and crafts of all kinds can be found in the charming town of Uzès. Every Saturday there is a street market with fresh regional products where you can buy truffles, local wine and olives, which are specific products of the area.
But the city centre of Uzès is also listed as a protected historical sector. It is true that many historical sites can be seen in the town. The most famous is probably the Romanesque Tour Fenestrelle (an ancient tower), which is almost the icon of Uzès.
With an average buying price of €2,950 /sq m, property prices in Uzès are higher than the department average(€2,450 /sq m). It can be explained by the fact that this area is touristic and very sought-after.
In Uzès, almost 10% of the houses are second homes. This is due to the nice weather, the charm of the town and the welcoming inhabitants of the region. These assets explain why the town attracts tourists who want to take part in the town’s life by buying a property there. You will find houses and apartments in the same proportion in Uzès. Thus, you can choose the type of property you prefer. Also, the majority of properties have a comfy size since 30% of them have 4 bedrooms or more.
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Uzès can attract buyers or tourists for several reasons, depending on your personality and your expectations. Here are some examples:
Authenticity: if you like the region for its authenticity, nature and culture, Uzès is made for you. Uzès offers a typical lifestyle which is calm and pleasant, but also, it is not so far from the city of Nimes. You will not feel remote, and will also have a real chance to taste the authenticity of the region.
Transport: the airport of Nimes is not far from Uzès (30 minutes), and thus, offers the possibility to travel around Europe for quite low prices, thanks to some low cost companies established in the airport (as it is the case for Ryanair). The TGV in Nimes lets you reach the main cities of France even more quickly.
Weather: the south of France fortunately has a very nice and warm weather. The town of Uzès is a good starting point to discover the beauties of the region during the many sunny days, and also, the marvellous beaches of the Mediterranean coast are easily accessible from Uzès.
Mas: a Mas is a type of traditional Languedoc Roussillon farmhouse property being a medium-to-large rural property, made of local stones. The traditional Mas are nowadays a very sought-after type of properties, because they are often renovated to a high standard.
Villas: you will find many villas in the south of France, and it is also the case in the surroundings of Uzès. They vary a lot in terms of size and shape, because they do not follow a typical architecture style of the region.
Apartments: if you are looking for a more modest property or a property which would be easier to maintain (without a garden for example), the centre of Uzès comprises many apartments. You will be also closer to the main shops and facilities.
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