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Back to the Market: Les Halles de Nîmes

Les Halles de Nîmes. Ley Al. Not Leyzal. No liaison, my French teacher reminds me. Where we provision the kitchen. Sometimes I go with a shopping list, intent on ingredients for soupe au pistou, or ratatouille, or pasta con le … Continue reading

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Fired earth

Just past the jewel-like Uzès is the town of Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie, or Saint Quentin the Pottery. It’s a name you can’t resist, really, falling into the same charm category as Upper or Lower Slaughter or Piddle Trentide. The town is built … Continue reading

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