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A Christmas in Uzès Preview

There’s nothing in the world quite like being in a medieval French village during the holidays. Here’s hoping you enjoy this Christmas in Uzès preview. 

I not exaggerating when I say that Christmas in Uzès is fairy-tale-worthy. From the festive decorations on street lamps,  roadways, and walkways in town, to store windows filled with holiday gift items,  it’s truly one of the most magical places in the world.

When I hear the holiday music that fills the streets at Christmas, I close my eyes and imagine Uzès through the years. Yes, the people change, and the shops may differ, but we walk the same streets where carriages used to go. The Place aux Herbes is the gathering spot and center of activity for townspeople, as it has been for many years passed.

There are holiday markets that draw craftspeople and merchants from near and far. They bring wine, olive oils, cheeses, nougat, and assortments of olives, nuts, candies, and more. Baskets filled with charcuterie, tapenade, and crispy crackers are decorated and ready for you to take away.

A Christmas in Uzès Preview 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year
With the kids jingle belling
And everyone telling you be of good cheer
It’s the most wonderful time of the year

It’s the hap-happiest season of all
With those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings
When friends come to call
It’s the hap-happiest season of all


If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by!

14 replies »

  1. So festive! I love actually feeling the Christmas spirit in the air and beautiful decor and music just make me smile. Hope to visit one day!

    • I’m really looking forward to Christmas time since it will be my first full holiday here in the south of France. It’s supposed to be amazing. You should drop by for sure!

  2. Hi Deborah – will be arriving mid December – look forward to a glass of mulled wine or two together ! Andrew and Julie

  3. How timely. We will be in the area for Christmas and New Years, staying in isle sur la Sorgue area. We are planning to go around to the villages and towns to see the Christmas displays etc. Uzes was already on the list. If you have any tips on special events around the area, we would appreciate hearing from you.
    Any recommendations for Christmas dining would also be appreciated.
    As always, I enjoy reading your blog and insights of living in France.

    • That pottery shop is just around the corner from me. I love checking out the new hens when they come in. I now have two of their cats. Love! Thanks for the note!

  4. Loved seeing familiar streets and shops all decked out for Christmas . Its the one season we have never been there and it looks like we have been missing out !

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