A Wonderful way to discover the towns around Uzès and enjoy the Summer season!
Les Marchés Nocturnes – Night Markets in and around Uzès.
So many reasons to visit le Pays d’Uzès and its enchanting villages and the night markets are just one of them. Personally, I love a good night market and have been to a few not only in France but also in Asia. What better place to take in the atmosphere and enjoy delectable delights. Since the fusion of the Pays d’Uzès and the Pays du Pont du Gard, we have more than doubled the number of night markets with one or two of them, if not three running in the week.
I’d like to think that I have become a bit of a night market aficionado. I come with at least 2 camping chairs as sometimes if you arrive too late, you might find no place to sit. I also pack water since wine and beer run freely but water at some night markets was hard to come by. I’ll have my condiments as well as my son will no doubt ask for ketchup and our homemade ketchup is always nicer, or maybe I’ll be feeling like spicing things up a bit with some hot sauce. Look out for the most popular food stands and send someone to queue for you if you can. Have cash on hand as not all the locations will have an ATM machine. So, look out for me at the night markets this summer. I’ll be the lady with the rolling ice box and two chairs thrown over her shoulder.
The night markets are also a great place to pick up artisanal crafts and food to-go. Some night markets offer live music and if you come earlier (before the sun goes down), you can explore the picturesque towns. For me, the most fun night markets are the ones in towns that don’t have many restaurants. A bigger effort seems to be made to make them festive. Last year, the night markets of the Pays du Pont du Gard included large wooden games for everyone, big and small, to enjoy. It was great fun!
So to your agendas and enjoy the best of Summer to come with the Night Markets of the Pays d’Uzès Pont du Gard
JULY Night Markets :
- Monday 01/07: Domazan (head over for a wine tasting at the Chateau Coccinnelle before the market)
- Monday 08/07: Saint-Bonnet-du-Gard
- Wednesday 17/07: Saint Quentin La Poterie
- Friday 19/07: Saint-Laurent-la-Vernède
- Monday 22/07: Valliguières
- Wednesday 24/07: La Capelle & Masmolène (last time I went here, they had live music)
- Friday 26/07: Blauzac
- Monday 29/07: Saint-Hilaire-d’Ozhilan
- Wednesday 31/07: La Brugière
AUGUST Night Markets:
- Friday 02/08: Saint-Maximin
- Monday 05/08: Aramon
- Wednesday 07/08: Saint-Siffret
- Friday 09/08: Lussan
- Monday 12/08: Castillon-du-Gard
- Wednesday 14/08: Flaux
- Friday 16/08: Garrigues-Sainte-Eulalie
- Monday 19/08: Montfrin
- Wednesday 21/08: Sanilhac et Sagriès
- Friday 23/08: Montaren & Saint Médiers
- Monday 26/08: Fournès
And every Tuesday night Mardis Nocturnes d’Uzès around the Duché d’Uzès
While in Uzès, don’t forget to check out our list of 11 things to do in and around Uzès.
For French cooking classes in English with a French chef, Eric Fraudeau, be sure to check out Cook’n With Class Uzès and see how we managed to create the perfect culinary holiday in the south of France.
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