30700 Uzès, France
Market in Uzes, FranceOn sunny Wednesdays (and there are many of those in Uzés), wedged in between the honey making nuns and the olive farmer, Mr. Bruguier sells the wine from his family estate on the market square. He greets his customers like old friends and makes us feel like we're important wine merchants instead of mere tourist buying his stuff only one bottle at the time. He has been coming here all his life as did generations of his family before him. The market in Uzés has been bustling with business for more than a thousand years. The ancestors of the duke that lives in the palace just around the corner have been there just as long.
Uzés is located at the spot where the regions of Provence, Ardeche and Languedoc-Roussillon meet. The climate it mild and sunny. Summers are hot and dry and smell of lavender and rosemary. Visiting Uzés is like savoring a good wine: it is done slowly and with the use of all our senses, to never be forgotten after.