Chateau Empire

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

Wedding Venue Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Village

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Be surrounded by elegance and history at this village château just outside the incredibly beautiful town of Uzès, within striking distance to Nîmes and the world-famous Pont du Gard.

The setting really is idyllic – the château is in the heart of a traditional village with flower-filled lanes and pretty houses, a little café and shop and even a church and marie, making it ideal for weddings as well as a relaxing break away. Once you are in the château’s vast grounds, you will feel immediately at ease with its glorious gardens and picturesque views. Listen to the trickle of the water fountain, smell the summer scent of the roses by the gated swimming pool and find shady terraces under century-old trees for a fine glass of Côtes du Rhône. Enjoy barbecues by the summer kitchen feasting al-fresco with close family or friends.

Château Empire has been part of the owner’s family for the past 400 years – it originally dates back to the 17th century and its historic charm is evident today with characterful rooms which have been restored with class and style. Downstairs a superb chef’s kitchen and various reception rooms have doors leading straight out to the magnificent north-facing terrace overlooking the manicured gardens and beyond. Upstairs find six pretty bedrooms with exquisite décor, some with four poster beds, some with en suite bathrooms.

If you can bear to leave your historic idyll, there is so much in this part of southern France to explore. Start in the wonderfully preserved town of Uzès, only 5km away, with its splendid architecture, atmospheric cafes and restaurants as well as its vibrant market on a Saturday morning where you can pick up all sorts of local delights.

Le Pont du Gard, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is also close by - canoe under one of France’s most famous sights or relax by the riverside with a picnic and amazing views. The Gard river also flows through the breathtaking Gorges du Gardon, perfect for hiking, swimming, rock-climbing, mountain biking and yet more canoeing in superb surroundings.

History lovers will also adore the Roman monuments of the grand city of Nîmes or discover yet more UNESCO World Heritage sites in Avignon, both under an hour away. Taste the wines of the vineyards near Châteauneuf-du-Pape just 45 minutes east or head south to sample some of France’s best olive oil in the villages of Les Alpilles. At Château Empire you are perfectly positioned for a variety of experiences in this alluring part of southern France. 

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What you should know…

  • Expect characterful features in this beautiful château and grounds – this includes partially open-sided stone stairs both inside and out
  • Quiet and non-intrusive owners live on-site, as do a caretaker couple – all are happy to help if needed

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

Château Interiors (700m2)

Ground Floor

- Formal living room with doors leading to terrace
- Formal dining room
- Lounge with TV
- Fully-equipped kitchen with doors leading to terrace

Upper Floors

- Bedroom with double bed (180cm)
- Bedroom with double bed (160cm)
- Two bedrooms with double beds (150cm)
- Two bedrooms with double beds (140cm)
- Five bathrooms with a bath or shower (four of them are en suite)

Outside Grounds (4000m2)

- Swimming pool (6m x 11m), with access via safety gate
- Gardens 
- Terraces
- Water feature 
- Covered al-fresco dining area
- Barbecue

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Heating
- TV

Location

About the surrounding area of Chateau Empire
Walk to Village <1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Romantic
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Château Empire can be found in a charming village, only a 5km drive from the historic town of Uzès, in the Gard department of southern France, under an hour from the airports of Nîmes and Avignon.

The village is full of character with pretty lanes, old houses, a café and small shop as well as a church and marie, ideal if you are planning your wedding here. You are also very close to beautiful Uzès – head there on a Saturday morning for the bustling market in the heart of the old town and discover the town’s many restaurants, cafes and bars. There’s an air of authenticity across the town and the historic buildings have been beautifully preserved – climb to the top of the Bermonde Tower, part of the Duchy of Uzès, for wonderful views of the town and surrounding countryside. Uzès is now a designated ville d’art and visitors come to admire its history and charm.

Drive just fifteen minutes south and you will reach one of the region’s UNESCO World Heritage sites, the magnificent Pont du Gard. This Roman aqueduct is one of France’s most visited historic monuments – head there with a picnic to enjoy by the banks of the Gard river and there are also opportunities to hire canoes and kayaks in this spectacular setting.

Lovers of Roman history will also adore Nîmes, especially the Maison Carrée, one of France’s best preserved temples, and the amazing amphitheatre, Les Arènes. It’s also a great city for lovers of French food with excellent restaurants and a fantastic indoor market. Look out for exhibitions at the contemporary Carré d'Art and make sure you visit the Jardin de La Fontaine, just outside the city centre.

Another highlight of this area are the Gorges du Gardon, wonderful for walking (including a trail through the Sainte-Baume cave!), swimming and canoeing excursions, some of which include the Pont du Gard. There’s some superb rock-climbing and mountain bike trails through the nature reserve.

Avignon (40km) is also easily visited in a day with its vibrant markets and historic monuments including the Palais des Papes and Pont d'Avignon, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. South of Avignon, visit some of the idyllic towns and villages in Provence’s Les Alpilles region such as Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (54km) and Les Baux-de-Provence (55km).  

Wine-lovers can explore the vineyards of the Côtes du Rhône to the east with Châteauneuf-du-Pape only a 45-minute drive away or discover charming wineries closer to home in Uzès.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Nîmes

(40km)

Nearest Airport 2 Avignon

(47km )

Nearest Train Station Gare de Nîmes TGV

(30km)

Nearest Village

(400m)

Nearest Shop Village shop

(400m)

Nearest Restaurant Uzès

(5km)

Nearest Supermarket Uzès

(5km)

Nearest Town Uzès

(5km)

Nearest Golf Golf Club d'Uzes

(8km)

Nearest City Nîmes/Avignon

(29km/40km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

In this glorious part of southern France there are lots of activities to appeal to a variety of ages.

In nearby Uzès you can climb to the top of the historic Bermonde Tower for amazing views of the town and surrounding countryside. Youngsters may also love the Musée du Bonbon, a museum owned by Haribo which gives you a great insight into the making of their famous gummy bears. 

There are plenty of great places to canoe along the Gard river – take an excursion in the Gorges du Gardon, some of which include canoeing as far as the famous Pont du Gard. There are also plenty of places to have a picnic along the banks of the river whilst those seeking adrenalin fuelled activities can find rock-climbing and challenging mountain bike trails in the Gorges du Gardon nature reserve.

Even closer to home, the Vallée De l'Eure is another wonderful place for families to explore with lovely walks and plenty of space for children to play.

Train lovers can take a trip on a steam train from Anduze, around 50-minutes by car, which takes you through spectacular scenery as far as St-Jean-du-Gard, perhaps stopping off in the botanical gardens at La Bambouseraie en route.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1500 paid via bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and mid-stay cleaning for stays of over 7 nights also included. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Changeover day Saturday. All other days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? No.
Pool opening dates? Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges. Stag/hen parties are not permitted.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 27th 2020 - Jun 1st 2020 £8,664
Jun 1st 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 £10,193
Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 18th 2020 £11,467
Jul 18th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 £12,741
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 1st 2020 £10,193
Oct 1st 2020 - Jun 1st 2021 £8,664
Jun 1st 2021 - Jul 3rd 2021 £10,193
Jul 3rd 2021 - Jul 17th 2021 £11,467
Jul 17th 2021 - Sep 1st 2021 £12,741
Sep 1st 2021 - Oct 1st 2021 £10,193
Oct 1st 2021 - Nov 28th 2021 £8,664

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 27th 2020 - Jun 1st 2020 €9,138
Jun 1st 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 €10,750
Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 18th 2020 €12,094
Jul 18th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 €13,438
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 1st 2020 €10,750
Oct 1st 2020 - Jun 1st 2021 €9,138
Jun 1st 2021 - Jul 3rd 2021 €10,750
Jul 3rd 2021 - Jul 17th 2021 €12,094
Jul 17th 2021 - Sep 1st 2021 €13,438
Sep 1st 2021 - Oct 1st 2021 €10,750
Oct 1st 2021 - Nov 28th 2021 €9,138

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 27th 2020 - Jun 1st 2020 $10,025
Jun 1st 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 $11,793
Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 18th 2020 $13,268
Jul 18th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 $14,742
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 1st 2020 $11,793
Oct 1st 2020 - Jun 1st 2021 $10,025
Jun 1st 2021 - Jul 3rd 2021 $11,793
Jul 3rd 2021 - Jul 17th 2021 $13,268
Jul 17th 2021 - Sep 1st 2021 $14,742
Sep 1st 2021 - Oct 1st 2021 $11,793
Oct 1st 2021 - Nov 28th 2021 $10,025

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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