What’s on this month in and around Uzès – April 2019

April1, 2019
by Cook'n With Class
April events Uzes

Pays d’Uzès

3-day Bread Master Class with chef Eric Fraudeau

Want to bring better bread home? Join a 3-day workshop on bread-making at Cook’n with Clas Uzès. Each day will be filled with numerous bread recipes as well as techniques and plenty of hands-on application. The sessions run from 8:30 am till 2:00 pm and a light lunch is included. You will walk away a full repetoire of great tested bread recipes and plenty of bread-making knowledge. 350€/person for the full 3 days. Limited spaces available.

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Olive en Fête 2019

Learn everything you ever wanted to know about Olive trees. A producers market will take place on the Place aux Herbes in Uzès, on April 14th celebrating one of the biggest symbols of the south of France and the Mediterranean diet! Macarons, olive oils, olives, and all sort of products deriving from this precious tree will be on display. For more information and the full program, visit the site (in French)

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Balades insolites dans les gorges du Gardon

 Guided walking tour, in French, of the Gardon river and its banks. A chance to discover the local fauna & flora. While the tourist office lists this as happening every Saturday from 9-12, the official site has listed it as Sundays from April 7th through November 24th from 9 am till 12 pm. Adults 14€, children 10€. 10% discount for families from 4 people. To sign up and for more information, call 06 85 48 84 06.

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 Avril en Balade 

The month of April kicks off the season of walking tours in the Pays d’Uzès. The tours are in French but for all information on the different tours proposed, visit the official site.

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Garrigues en Fête

Spend Easter weekend at France’s second most visited site – the Pont du Gard. The 17th edition of the festival of the Garrigues is open to the public with its workshops, local market (think strawberries, olive oil, and more), and musical fanfare for all ages. May we be blessed with sunshine on these two days of fun, April 21st and 22nd.

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De Ferme en Ferme

It’s open house at the farms of the Gard, from the Cévennes, to the pays d’Uzès and the Côte de Rhône regions of greater Avignon. A weekend of commented visits of the different agricultural movers and shakers of this region. Tastings, demonstrations and a chance to buy directly from the farmers making the fabulous food we all love in the area. 28 & 29 April. Various locations. download the map here.

Visit the official site (in French), here

Avignon

Dessiner au coeur des collections au muée Calvet

drawing amongst the artworks of the Calvet museum in Avignon. Every 2nd and 3rd Sunday of the month from 3pm – 5 pm, come armed with your pencils and pads and be inspired by the works around you. Let by artist Fabienne Cecchini, this is a free workshop open to all. In French but art has no language, n’est-ce pas? Now till June 16th 2019 at the Musée Calvet – 65 rue Joseph Vernet, Avignon

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Flea market in Villeneuve lez Avignon

Every Saturday, year-round, you can enjoy the outdoor flea market of Villeneuve lez Avignon. Market opens at 7 am and closes at 2 pm. Place Charles David, Villeneuve-lez-Avignon

Evening farmers’ market in Avignon

Every Monday from April 1st till October 21st from 5 pm till 7 pm, the city of Avignon bring you over 20 producers selling seasonal produce from the Barhelasse Island, Avignon and greater Avignon area. You’ll find, fresh fruits and vegetables, goat’s cheese, bread, and other local products. Location: Carré d’honneur des Allées de l’tulle, Avignon.

English guided tours of Avignon

A 1 hour 30 minute guided tour of this amazing papal city. The tour departs from the tourist office just outside the boutique and will run every Wednesday and Saturday from 10:30 am starting April 10th. For other times and details, please visit their site

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97th Annual Avignon Spring Fair

A 97 year old tradition in the city of Avignon the Foire du Printemps is the announcement of Spring . 4 days to explore the various exhibitors (over 300), who will present to you their home goods, gastronomical delights, products and tools centred about well-being and lots lots more. You can also count on various activities open to the public with food vendors on site. From April 12-15. Parc des Exposition – Chemin des Félons, Avignon

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Nîmes

The little Train

Starting April 3rd, hope abord the little train in Nimes for a guided tour of the city. Departures are from the Arena. Price is 8€/adult; 5€/child 5 to 18. Free for under 5 accompanied by an adult. For more information and departure times:

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Pompeii comes to the Musée de la Romanité

If you have never been to Pompeii, this may just inpsire you to venture out to this ill-fated Roman town. But while right here in the Gard, you can step back to the year 79 B.C. to discover the forgotten stories of the town and its inhabitants. A truly fascinating history of the battle of man against mother nature. From April 6 – October 6, 2019

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