Market in Pezenas

Old May 25th, 2007, 06:57 PM
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Market in Pezenas

We are staying a week in Collioure and leave on a Saturday. Then we head to Uzes for a week. My question is:Would it be better to go to the Pezenas market on the way to Uzes or leave early to catch the Uzes market.
Is the Uzes market on on any other day.


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Old May 25th, 2007, 10:12 PM
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That's a long drive from Collioure to Uzes - you'll probably get there after the market closes at noon. The market in Pezenas is excellent - stop there. There's also lots of antique stores in Pezenas.

Uzes has a much smaller market on Wednesdays.

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Old May 26th, 2007, 03:26 PM
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yes I think that is a good idea, will take our time going to Uzes and look at some of the places you recommend in your booklet.
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Old Aug 30th, 2007, 07:20 AM
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When is Pezenas market day
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Old Oct 1st, 2007, 07:15 AM
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Pezenas good market but town disapointing with only a small part of Architectural interest.

Aigues Mortes far more interesting
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I have just the opposite opinion as John44.

I thought Pezenas's architecture was very interesting. Most of the old mansions and buildings are from the 16th, 17th, & 18th century. The Michelin Green guide gives "old Pezenas" 2 stars, and then the guide describes the old houses in 2 full pages of text.

The remparts & towers in Aigues Mortes are fabulous, but most buildings are neither Medieval nor Renaissance - they're much later than that, perhaps 1900 or so. I'm not an architecture expert but I've seen a lot of it in France, and the buildings in Aigues Mortes were pretty boring to us. The Michelin guide has no references to any old houses or mansions - just some old chapelles. The first block behind the Port de la Gardette (Grand Rue Jean-Jaures) has some of the tackiest trinket shops I've seen in France. The Pl St Louis is quite charming and a good place to hang out.

We've visited bity cities 3 times each.

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