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Shopping Finds in San Quentin la Poterie

Shopping Finds in San Quentin la Poterie
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No matter how many times I visit the villages near Uzes, I find something new and irresistible.

My destination was San Quentin la Poterie — the home of some of the most amazing potters in all of France.

This time, I did find a pottery shop I’ve never seen before …

….but it was a little out-of-the-way gift shop that was a real gem.

L'Effet Reve in San Quentin de la Poterie

L’Effet Reve in San Quentin de la Poterie

From the outside, the shop was quite unassuming. In fact, I almost passed it by. The promise of tea and pastries advertised in the window, however, drew me in.

At first glance, the store looked like so many you see in the States, filled with little nick nacks and kitchenware. It was not until I wandered into the rooms hidden in the back that I discovered the true treasures.

Inside L'Effet Reve in San Quentin de la Poterie

Inside L’Effet Reve in San Quentin la Poterie

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Yes, this petite iron sofa would be perfect in my apartment! Oh drool!

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Too bad I was penny-pinching that day, or I would have fit it in the back trunk of my car, “Lucy.”

Beyond the little rooms and cubby holes in L’Effet Reve, was the pièce de résistance — a charming outdoor tea room…

Outdoor tea room

Outdoor tea room

… decorated to delightful perfection.

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Little villages near Uzes

Sometimes the little places close to Uzes never make it to the tourist lists. Yet they can be the most charming places of all.

Here are more sights and scenes that make San Quentin la Poterie so much fun to visit.

Apartments that stretch over arched walkways

Little rooms that stretch over arched walkways

Mosaics along the street in San Quentin de la Poterie

Mosaics along the street in San Quentin de la Poterie

Narrow, colorful walkways in San Quentin de la Poterie

Narrow, colorful walkways in San Quentin la Poterie

Little ladies shelling and selling almonds along the street

Little ladies shelling and selling almonds along the street

Art and artists everywhere

Art and artists everywhere

 

And pottery !!!

Hopefully you enjoyed this pictorial visit to San Quentin la Poterie. Be certain to put this little village on your “must see” when you visit the south of France.

Other views of the town are in several earlier posts. Just search “San Quentin la Poterie” on the homepage.

Oh… by the way… don’t try to beat me to it.  I’m calling tomorrow to see if the little sofa is still waiting for me!

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