Have you heard of the Pays d’Uzes? This little-known area in the Gard department of Provence is full of charming towns and villages. We take you through the best in the area and explain why they would be excellent places to buy a property.
A small town with pretty buildings and plenty to do, Uzès would be a great place to buy a property. The town centres around a medieval square full of restaurants and cafes, and there is a cathedral and a palace to visit. Les Nuits Musicales d’Uzès, a well-known music festival, takes place in July every year.
Uzès is a favourite with foodies, so if you love to eat, this is the place for you. The farmers’ market that takes place every Wednesday and Saturday sells beautifully fresh produce, and there is a diverse range of cafes and restaurants and specialist food shops.
A property here is priced at an average of €2610 / m².
Lussan appears on the ‘most beautiful villages in France’ list and is situated about 19kms north of Uzès. It’s small and mostly pedestrianised, although you can park outside and walk in.
With a 15th century castle, charming, cobbled streets, and fantastic views of the surrounding countryside, this tranquil place is the epitome of traditional France. You’ll find some little restaurants here serving local dishes and locally sourced wine.
Although properties are hard to come by here, they are cheaper than Uzès at an average of €1760 / m².
If you’re a lover of all things outdoors, Collias is the place for you. Near Uzes, Avignon and Nimes, it lies on the bank of the river Gardon and is popular with hikers, kayakers, swimmers, horse riders and rock climbers.
It’s beautifully restored stone houses, pretty squares, and ancient church make this an enchanting place to wander through. You can even follow a walking trail from here to visit a Neolithic cave or take a short canoe journey from here to the Pont du Gard.
Properties here come in at an average of €1990 / m².
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