Uzès Winter Saturday Market
If you’ve visited the Uzés Saturday Market during tourist season and hate the crowds, you should be here in February. The market is almost the same, minus the throngs of people.
This weekend’s market day was sunny and cold — a crisp 45 degrees when I set out. Clear blue skies and a light wind.
While some of my favorite vendors were in place, many shops were shuttered.
A local hangout, Au Suisse d’Alger, was minus its usual outside market watchers. Yet there was a bustle inside where it was warm and cozy.
In the market, an assortment of new produce was proudly displayed and on sale.
Market regulars were busy as usual.
On such a beautiful day, all who could be there were out to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air.
Main Street for Uzès Saturday Market
On the main street or Rue Gambetta, there was a marked difference in the number of street vendors. Although there were many more than in earlier days of winter when the weather was in the 30s.
Still, you could count on those who gather at the Café de l’Esplanade to be there for coffee and to pick up their fresh oysters.
Best of all, store and street inventory were priced to go.
Yes, the 3 pairs of boots are mine! At 15 euros a pair, could I resist?
When the sun shines, you can depend on the French to dine outdoors. Market days are a time for friends to gather wherever there’s an open table.
Happy happy day! Oh La Vache was open again after a too-long winter break. Their “CocoRico” chicken sandwich was still the same. The best! Grilled chicken, aubergine and melted chèvre. Oh, la la! (Not to mention a pichet (50cl) of rosé – to share, of course!)
Uzés Saturday Market Day
To top off the day, a stop at Gaffier’s Green Grocery was a “must.” Always the same: the freshest produce, wine at excellent prices — and a welcoming smile.
And, oh yes, it’s the only place in town to buy fresh herbs out of season. After a day at the market, my next mission? Gravlax!
Stay tuned …