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Enjoy a European getaway for two in a historic village in the South of France or a tropical retreat for eight in Costa Rica.
Enjoy a luxurious beach retreat for 6 days and 6 nights in a luxury villa for up to 8 people. Perfect for a family vacation or a getaway with friends.
- 6 days/6 nights in a luxury Villa for up to 8 people
- No blackout dates
- Choose from 5 luxury villas
- Located near Playa Herradura/Playa Hermosa
- Minutes from Jaco, Herradura, Hermosa Beaches
- Breathtaking mountain and ocean views, nearby access to beaches, rain-forests and waterfalls
- Customize your vacation – add on local adventures, excursions, and a personal chef
- All packages include RT airport transfers from San Jose
Enjoy a European getaway for two in the historic village of Uzès, in the South of France.
- Create your dream trip to the South of France, and stay in a local condo downtown, sleeps 2.
- Fly into Paris and take the TGV (train) to Avignon or Nimes, and a quick taxi to the historic Uzès.
- Or, fly into Marseilles
- Uzès is just a train ride away from Aix-en-Provence
- Shop the famous Saturday market for produce and local products
All About Uzès
Uzès is a small town in the Gard department, north of Nîmes, with a history dating from Roman times. The circular streets around the historical center were once walls that protected the Medieval castle in the 11th and 12th centuries.
The ancient center houses Le Duché, a medieval castle with four towers, the lovely Place aux Herbes with terrace cafés and surrounding arcades, and the tall Fenestrelle tower at the cathedral, fashioned after the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Uzès is located amidst the garrigue hills and valleys about 30 minutes north of Nîmes and 30 minutes west of Avignon. The Gorges de l'Ardeche are less than an hour to the north.
The commune of Uzès is quite large, and the town center has plenty of stores, shops and all the amenities you could want.
The shops are mainly along the circular streets around the west side of the old town, from Bvd Victor Hugo at the south to Bvd Gambetta and Place Albert 1er at the northwest. Many of the Uzès restaurants can also be found along these circular streets.
The center of Uzès old town is full of Medieval streets for wandering and exploring. If you prefer to have an idea of where you are and what you're looking at, the Tourist Office has a printed Tour of the Historic Town with a good map and describing the key points (English, French, German).
The Place aux Herbes, with its fountain, arcades and terrace cafés is crowded with people and activity during the famous Uzès Saturday market, and is a great place for a relaxing café stop or terrace lunch.
Market Days, Uzès:
The Uzès market is held all year, on Saturday mornings and Wednesday mornings. The market is centered on the Place aux Herbes (inside the old town, southwest part), with some stands spilling out into nearby streets (especially in the summer) including the Esplanade Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny (at the southwest corner, outside the old town).
The Saturday-morning market is the biggest, including local Provencal products, clothing, and crafts. The Wednesday-morning market is mainly for food products, including locally-grown produce. - http://www.beyond.fr/villages/uzes.html
You can read more about Uzès here: http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/07/on-the-verge-uzes-the-hidden-gem-of-the-south-of-franc/?_r=0