Uzès

Uzès is situated on a hill within the triangle: Alès (32km) to the Northwest, Avignon (40km) to the East and Nîmes (22km) to the South. Uzès is the oldest duchy in France. The exceptional beauty of the town relies on a mixture of shady boulevards, medieval alleys and impressive patrician houses dating back to the 17th and 18th century. Well worth seeing is the tuscan style Tour Fenestrelle. This  42 meters tall church tower dates back as far as to the 12th century.

Wednesdays and Saturdays are market days.  Place aux Herbes, the picturesque  market square invites visitors to stroll the market , buy your fresh meats, fish, vegetables, goat cheese, truffles, olive oïl, honey and lavender, provencial fabriques or ceramic products from the region to cook at Château Bèrard or to have lunch or dinner in one of the many restaurants located underneath the arcades that line this beautiful square.

Pont du Gard

The famous Pont du Gard, an impressive roman aqueduct and UNESCO world heritage, is only a 15 minute car ride away. The Pont du Gard is a masterpiece of roman architecture and one of the most beautiful roman monuments the South of France has to offer. By the way: The fountain that fed the aqueduct and thus the city of Nîmes, has its source in our valley! The archeological excavation site that documents the course of the historic water conduit through the valley is a 10 minutes walk away.

Saint Quentin la Poterie

Saint Quentin la Poterie, well known for its pottery and only a few minutes away from Uzès. Here you can take a stroll through the picturesque alleys, watch the potters at work and buy their different ceramic products.

Nîmes

The beautiful town of Nîmes with its multitude of roman monuments such as the Roman theatre Les Arènes and the antique temple Maison Carrée is situated 22 kilometers from Uzès. The roman theatre is still in use and during summer months hosts many concerts and traditional bull fights.

Avignon

Don't miss out on a trip to Avignon! This charming medieval town is 35 kilometers away from Château Bèrard. Situated on the shores of the Rhône river, Avignon offers a beautiful historic centre encircled by its massive town walls. The main attraction in Avignon is the splendid Palace of the Popes, home to popes for over a century. In July the world famous theatre festival takes place. The list of the festivities ranges from street performances to plays performed in the opera house. World renowned, the festival attracts  an international crowd of theatre aficionados each year.

Surrounding Areas

The enchanting towns of Orange, Arles, Aix en Provence and Montpellier are also near by and definitely worth a visit.

The beaches of the Camargue are an hour away and the lively city of Marseille approximately one and a half hours by car; the Cevennes are a treat for hikers and can be reached within 40 minutes.

Sports and activities

Surrounding Château Bérard there are many hiking and cycle tracks leading you through the beautiful landscape of the evergreen Garrigue.

 

Golfers have five golf courses at their disposal: A small 9-hole course in Uzès, two 18-hole courses in Nîmes and another two 18-hole courses in Avignon.

 

The Gardon river, that passes underneath the Pont du Gard, is famous for canoeing. Canoes can be rented in Collias approximatly 3 kilometers up Stream from the Pont du Gard. Even during summertime the water of the Gardon is relativly cold and invites swimmers for a refreshing swim.

 

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