Swing in the hammock or lounge on the terrace as the sun sinks behind the church and the birds nestle in the trees. So tranquil and magical is this courtyard garden it’s hard to believe this is the heart of town.
The house is a four-minute stroll from the glorious Place aux Herbes, whose arched arcades hide cafes and galleries. Medieval Uzès has its own Duc and Duchesse and is excellently placed for discovering Provence. Set off for river swims, vineyards and wine tastings, and the best preserved Roman bridge in the world – the Pont du Gard, a 20-minute drive.
Come home to books, games, sociable kitchens and a piano to play. Enjoy a dip in the pool, and lunch in the shade. These two charming buildings, booked as one, sit on opposite sides of the greenery, alongside a 19th-century pigeonnier.