The search for a perfect Provencal pied a terre has been ongoing for quite a while now. It started following a May 2012 trip to Casa Leone in Umbria, looking high and low throughout Provence and the Languedoc. It resumed in October of 2013 by casting a wider net. We scoured property for sale from the Luberon to the Cote d’Azur, heading for St. Remy de Provence numerous times. Nada, nothing, rien. Finally in February 2014, while staying at Le Muguet, I struck gold.
Let’s face it- some of us love the peacefulness of a farmhouse surrounded by sunflowers and vineyards. A good book and field glasses in hand, we venture out on weekly jaunts for our “market fixes”… think our fractional ownership property near Bordeaux, La Bruyere.
Others are pining for a sea view, something almost in their “blood”. Who doesn’t adore a sunset over the Mediterranean Sea, a glass of Banyul’s in hand while chatting with friends on your terrace? (Catalonia). Meanwhile, the delights and value we find in village homes like Crazy for Cruzy, La Placette, Maison Bleue and Le Muguet are very apparent; larger dwellings, easy parking, far from the madding crowds and yet the pleasantries of village life such a strolling to the local square or boulangerie.
“Hey, wait a minute!” “What about those of us who want to walk out our door and choose from a dozen different restaurants or shops?” It was that voice which drove me to spend the better part of 2 years looking for a place like St Etienne d’Uzès, our first Urban Buzz fractional.
Our latest holiday home in Provence has all the quirks and charms you would come to expect from a historic 16th century town house, including a gargoyle uncovered in the kitchen’s stonework, a master bedroom with its own sunken bathtub, wooden beamed ceilings, internal stone staircase and even an ingenious dumb waiter that delivers Provencal goodies to the charming courtyard.
But perhaps its biggest asset is its location, slap bang in the middle of Uzes historic town centre, just steps away from St Etienne Church and the Place Aux Herbes. We look forward to welcoming you there, to what could turn out to be your new urban abode in Provence.