Uzès Market – End of Summer in the South of France

Uzès Saturday Market

The Uzès Saturday Market is one of the most popular and busiest markets in the south of France. Food items tend to be clustered in the Place aux Herbes with a higher concentration of dry goods on the streets radiating out from the central square. It’s packed, colorful and chock full of local specialties – olives, sausages, honey, chèvre, and lavender to name but a few. At the end of summer the local fruits and vegetables are a delight. A broad selection of tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, garlic, potatoes etc., plus those rarer seasonal treats, including on the first Saturday in September figs and girolle mushrooms (a type of chanterelle).

Uzès Wednesday Market

The smaller Wednesday market has a more casual feel with fewer crowds. Absent are the endless stalls of dry good along the side streets, with the focus instead on food items sold in the central square. With ample choices of proteins, vegetables and specialty items it’s an easy place to buy ingredients for a homey French dinner.

September 15, 2012

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