Why We Love This Hotel
- This rustic hotel occupies a picturesque 18th-century manor house
- It’s a 10-minute drive from Uzès, “a hidden town preserved in white stone” (Condé Nast Traveller)
- There’s a restaurant serving regional cuisine
- The hotel’s leafy grounds feature an outdoor pool and tennis courts
Château d'Arpaillargues offers a traditional country house stay in the South of France’s rural Le Gard region, an inland area known for its vineyards, cuisine and historic sites. Located on the outskirts of “storybook-pretty” Uzès, a town “renowned for its Renaissance architecture” (Lonely Planet), the hotel occupies a former manor house dating from the 18th century, which is set amidst wooded parkland. Uzès cathedral with its distinctive round bell tower is a 10-minute drive away, whilst both Pont du Gard aqueduct and the city of Nîmes, rich in Roman architecture, are around a 30-minute drive from the hotel. The medieval centre of Sommières takes around 40 minutes to reach by car.
Flagstone floors, antique-style furnishings and a dramatic staircase characterise Château d'Arpaillargues’ interiors, which include a warm lobby lounge with leather sofas. There’s a rustic restaurant featuring vaulted brick ceilings, a fireplace and a tree-filled terrace, where guests can enjoy regional dishes, and the hotel’s lush grounds also offer an outdoor pool, tennis courts and boules. Bicycles are available for rent.
Simply decorated guestrooms continue the rustic ambience of the hotel, adding details such as exposed stone walls and traditional dark wood furnishings, and offering free Wi-Fi and minibars. Some rooms have sitting areas, whilst family rooms include loft bedrooms and a private terrace. Top-level quarters come with touches like marble fireplaces, richly patterned fabrics and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Uzès. Room service is provided.