Uzes, a city of roughly 8,500 in southern
, boasts cobbled streets, medieval towers, and a cathedral destroyed and rebuilt twice—a victim of religious wars. Uzes also hosts a twice-a-week open air market that attracts locals and visitors from as far as France and Avignon . Arles
It drew me like a fly to cheese.
I thought I knew what to expect of market day thanks to the Market Day in Nice post on Patricia Sands' blog. Her post even included a video and a soundtrack.
Nevertheless, market day in Uzes overwhelmed me with its bounty: dozens of types of goat cheese, a variety of olive oils, olives, jams, breads, fish, sausages, not to mention fresh fruits and vegetables. I walked, sniffed, and stared at the sensory banquet around me.
Lunch that day consisted of hearty bread, saucisson, goat cheese, olives, and fruit. It tasted of heaven.
I miss the market in Uzes, so tell me, do you have a favorite open-air market stateside? Where is it and what do you buy?