If you think chickpeas (or garbanzo beans) are just for making hummus, soup or salad bars… think again! In Montaren France, the humble chickpea has been elevated to Festival level. We try to never miss this event, and this year is no different. There will be lots of good food, excellent wines, entertainment and a chance to tour the local gardens. Bring the whole family, because there is something for everyone.
June 5-6-7 in Montaren. Admission is free except for evening music events.
See you there!
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Summer is almost here. The sun is shining, the wild flowers are in bloom and there are so many things to keep us busy! Here are a few local events you won’t want to miss.
Le Temps des Cerises May 22, 6:30pm in La Bastide d’Engras. There will be entertainment, plus art in the streets.
Here is another fun look at the open-air market in Uzès. In case you subscribe to TV-5 in the US, there will be a rebroadcast on April 30. We brag about the market in Uzès a lot, but it is every bit as good as we say! Come see for yourself. You won’t be disappointed! Promise.
Be sure and watch this video in the next few days. It is only available on the internet until April 15th, so don’t miss it! French Channel-3 made the film and it was shown in France April 8th. Now we are making it available for you to see as well!
This film is for everyone who has ever been (or would like to go) to the open-air Saturday market in Uzès. Although it is entirely in French, the sights and sounds of the market make the film a delight! The featured chef in the Uzès segment is Oscar Garcia, of La Maison d’Uzès. He is the youngest chef in France to have a Michelin star. We get to follow him through the market as he searches for the local products he uses in his dishes. We get to see Régis Fabre, who has a trout farm and then sells the freshly caught fish at market. There is also a story about the Orthodox nuns from the monastery de Solan who make organic wines as well as jellies from their property. The film starts in Brittany in the town of Morlaix. After watching, we have plans to go there as well! Enjoy the film everyone!
Situated in the Cévennes, this is one of our most beautiful house and le Domaine de Lascours is still available for the first two weeks in August! Please let us know if you would be interested or please share with your friends! Price 9600 euros all included – outside Pool.
The Saturday market in Uzès smelled good. The sky was a clear blue that smelled clean and hinted of Spring not being too far away. As I strolled by the stalls, the odors of flowers, olives, spices… even the fish were enticing and exciting. The open-air markets are a constant in life in the South of France, and for some of us, a real highlight in the week. Today, with the beautiful sky and the promise of Spring in the air, the market was especially delightful! Hope you enjoy these photos.
The days are getting longer, which means it’s time to start planning our summer vacation. With that in mind, here is a link to an updated list of public holidays in France, plus some useful information.
A country road lined with “Genêts” (Spanish Broom) in bloom.
Remember, when you are making plans to rent a place to stay, take a train, or drive from one area to the other, it is good to take into account the impact of these holidays. There are always lots of wonderful events that take place in conjunction with the holiday, but there can be extra traffic on the roads or the trains can be quite crowded. It is wise to plan ahead for delays and parking.
For more information about the parades, entertainment and dinners that you won’t want to miss, here are some useful websites for the Uzès area: