La Maison d’Uzès
What We Love
- A Relais & Châteaux beauty that combines elegance and country charm – includes breakfast The charming yet utterly sophisticated interiors, for a rural stay with a chic twist
- Opting to enjoy the comfort of a Junior suite, and receiving a welcome drink and dining discount regardless
- Bedding down in a Relais & Châteaux property, with the knowledge that all-around excellence comes as standard
- Making the most of the dining discount at the nearby Vieux Castillon, where the reality show First Dates is filmed
What To Know
- There's a free hammam and roman bath
- Reserve a table at the Michelin-starred restaurant
- This historic dame makes you feel like you're sleeping in a palace
Experience pure elegance and old-world charm at La Maison d’Uzès, a five-star Relais & Châteaux stunner, complete with original features, grand architectural flourishes and a sense of quiet sophistication. From its 17th-century spiral staircase, to the beautifully decorated rooms and suites, to a spa that sits beneath Romanesque arches and an outdoor dining scene in the warmer months, the entire five-star beauty promises a stay that’s both relaxing and – in classic French style – très chic.
Tear yourself away from the splendid and majestic property to explore the town of Uzès, offering a quintessentially rural experience. There’s plenty to do, whether you’re looking to roam through cobbled alleys or venture further afield, and explore olive groves, vineyards and truffle farms. Set some time aside to visit the Fenestrelle Tower, former Bishop’s Palace and vibrant outdoor market, opening Wednesday and Saturday mornings.
Rooms and suites
Each of this hotel’s rooms are individually designed to combine modern sophistication with traditional features, such as tiled floors and tall windows that let in streams of light. They’re laid out around a grand 17th-century staircase, so simply walking to your room each night will be a delight.The three Deluxe rooms offer approximately 323 square feet, which comprises a spacious bed, a seating area and an en-suite bathroom with a bathtub or Italian shower. Upgrade to a graceful Junior suite, which features soft furnishings in cream and gold hues, garden views and an en-suite bathroom with a freestanding stone bathtub.
Dine beneath high arched ceilings at La Table d’Uzès, which serves delicious regional dishes, made using local produce, and complemented with a great wine. In the spring, head on outside for an al-fresco dinner, as you enjoy the mild local climate.Alternatively, take a 20-minute drive to Le Vieux Castillon, a sister hotel with fabulous “bistronomic” restaurant, set within a bright and airy space where white wooden beams, stone features and gold accents steal the show. Chef Damien Babillaud is at the helm here, to serve a market menu inspired by fresh, seasonal produce.
Set within stone walls and beneath Romanesque arches, the intimate and inviting spa offers an unparalleled setting for winding down. Enjoy some time to yourself in the Turkish bath, bliss out in the Roman bath with waterfall and chromotherapy facilities, or indulge with a massage. The spa opens daily from 10:30am to 6:30pm Sunday to Thursday, and from 10.30am-8pm Friday and Saturday.
Culture and history beautifully combine among the Languedoc’s rich natural landscape in Uzès, a quiet Southern French town, located near Nîmes and Avignon. Local attractions include the Fenestrelle Tower, the former Bishop’s Palace, the Roman Catholic cathedral and the outdoor market, while further afield, truffle farms, vineyards and olive groves offer an enriching and particularly flavorful foodie escape.
How to Get There
This is a lovely enough hotel, and I emailed (and called) a number of times before our trip (it was my husband's birthday and I wanted to ensure something special). Throughout the emails, the woman thanked me for letting her know and assured me they would be attentive to something special. We checked in (warning, this place is very hard to access via car) and had three rooms (two singles and one double). I made all the reservations/arrangements. Out of the three rooms, we (the couple) were assigned to the very smallest (in fact, one of our single friends traded rooms with us because there was really no room for two people in the first room). I mentioned this to the front desk, who simply shrugged. There was absolutely no mention of a happy birthday (I told them I would be happy to pay for champagne, etc.) NOTHING Again, no excuse given. Their restaurant was closed so they made arrangements for us at another in town....it was adequate, but no where near what I expected for a special birthday occasion. The restaurant was not informed of the special occasion. I truly ould not have been more disappointed. This hotel is not worth the extra cost...we had much more "special" experiences at a number of other locations throughout France
We stayed one night at the hotel. It is the perfect location to explore the old town of Uzes. The hotel is nice, rooms are old but quiet and they have A/C.
We also tried the spa - the massages were really good.
Wonderful experience within the walled centre of the town.
Hotel was busy but not overcrowded, our room small but perfect for our purpose.
If you want a little luxury when visiting this part of France then I can recommend this beautiful hotel.
Only complaint would be the air conditioning which struggled on what was admittedly a very hot couple of days.