Four nights dinner bed & breakfast; a welcome glass of white wine with dinner on the first night, and tea/coffee after dinner each evening.
This traditional family run hotel sits in a tranquil position at the foot of the beautiful town of Uzès, set in Provencal style gardens. Uzès is a 20 minute walk (slightly uphill) from the hotel. The air conditioned bedrooms are reached from the main building by an undercover walkway. The hotel is decorated in the traditional medieval colours of the Duchy, and is centred around the pleasant outdoor swimming pool and gardens. Ground floor rooms are available on request. Facilities include tennis court and table tennis. The bar, restaurant and terrace all lead to the outdoor pool.
Porterage is included throughout
An early start as we make our way to Dover for the short ferry crossing to Calais, and continue to the Mercure Reims Parc Des Expositions for dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation.
We make our way southward to the beautiful medieval town of Uzès, and the Best Western Uzès Pont du Gard.
This morning we head to the beautiful city of Avignon, set on the banks of the Rhône with dramatic views of its 800 year old medieval ramparts surrounding the magnificent Palais des Papes. The Pont d’Avignon, of nursery rhyme fame, sits majestically half way across the Rhône, and the city teems with cobbled streets, quaint boutiques and leafy squares. We include an afternoon cruise on the Rhône to see this majestic city from the river.
Today we visit the ancient Roman aqueduct of Pont du Gard, an amazing feat of engineering built over 2,000 years ago to take water to the city of Nîmes. We include a visit to the museum and visitor centre, which provides an interactive insight into how the aqueduct was made. From here we continue to the city of Nîmes for our afternoon visit to the beautiful Jardins de la Fontaine, and time at leisure.
Relax by the swimming pool or take a stroll into the medieval town of Uzès, where the weekly market takes place today on the picturesque Place aux Herbes. The town is well worth a visit, with many architectural gems included the Duke’s Castle, historic monuments, large arcaded centre square and interesting alleyways.
After breakfast we make our way to Reims for dinner, bed and breakfast at the Mercure Reims Parc Des Expositions.
We continue to Calais, for our channel crossing and arrive home during the evening.