Market Day in Uzes, France

When I was in Provence a few years back with some of my friends, we stayed in a little village that is outside the larger town of Uzes. It was about 10 minutes down the road, so we ended up doing much of our shopping at the mega-mart Carrefour, but one day we ventured into the village center in Uzes. It turned out to be market day there, a fortuitous coincidence that let us see, smell, and taste the the town, mostly among locals. Below, I offer some of the scenes of our day.

Main street through central Uzes. On market days, it’s pretty crowded.

Side street outside the main market area

We wandered around the main street, where the stalls were primarily clothing, dry goods, books, art, and packaged items.

Under the city walls

If you look, you can find nearly anything for sale

Laura finds a dress at one of the stalls.

Inside the walls of the old city center, we found more custom items, such as food, flowers, and spices.

I can’t resist spice markets!

Whit and Eric tucking into some seriously good pizza. The white parts are a fish mousse. Sounds weird, but absolutely wonderful. We refer to it as “that smashed cod pizza we had”

Picking out parts for dinner

Eric choosing truffle oils to take home

A restaurant with adjoining shop offered all things truffles. Yum.

Eat here or take away. We decided to pass…



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6 replies

  1. Beautiful images GG as always.

  2. I love the dress! And of course I get hungry looking at the photographs!

  3. Too bad all of you can’t visit Odessa get some real smells.

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