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About & Around Carcès

Where in the world is Carcès? Carcès is an unspoiled village in the rosé wine-producing region of Provence. Located in the south of France, half-way between Nice and Marseille just north of the A8 auto route, the village is about an hour and a half from Nice, Marseille, Arles, Avignon; an hour from St. Tropez and the beaches of the Cote d'Azur, to Toulon or Hyeres to the south; an hour from the dramatic Gorges du Verdon to the north.

In just 45 minutes, drive east to Aix-en-Provence to walk in the footsteps of Cezanne. Drive just two hours for lunch in Italy. Or, stay 'home.' Fishing out the back door; horseback riding down the road; biking in vineyards and through picturesque villages nearby; the Lac de Carcès is within hiking or biking distance. All in all, a great location for a memorable vacation rental.

To Do
Carcès and other picturesque villages nearby offer lively, engaging cultural activities on a regular basis: music concerts in medieval buildings, art openings, flea markets in village squares, market days that have occurred in the same villages on the same days for hundreds of years. Within a few minutes' drive, you will find half a dozen restaurants ranging from local specialties to the highly recommended cuisine that makes the south of France so appealing.

Market Days

Monday

     Flayosc: Traditional Provencal market in central Flayosc. Morning only.
Tuesday

     Lorgues: Large general and Provencal market in Lorgues high street. Open morning only.
     Montmeyan: Outdoor general market, open morning only.
     Cotignac: Weekly general market.
Wednesday

     Aups: General Provençal market, fruit and vegetables and a range of stalls selling food, clothes, gifts and household items. Generally more stalls on Saturday than Wednesday. Morning only.
     Vidauban: Local market selling food and general goods. Morning only.

Thursday

     Bargemon: Local market open morning only.

     Les Salles sur Verdon: General market with Provencal goods and foods.  

     Morning only.
Friday

     Aiguines: Market in the centre of the village.
     La Motte en Provence: Local market selling food and general goods. Open

morning only.
      Monferrat: Local market open mornings only.
      Montmeyan: Outdoor general market, open morning only.
      Toulon: Organic food market held every Friday morning at Place Dupuy du Lome, Quartier de Mourilon.

Saturday

     Aups: General Provençal market, fruit and vegetables and a range of stalls selling food, clothes, gifts and household items. Generally more stalls on Saturday than Wednesday. Morning only.
      Callas: Provençal market, open morning only.
      Carcès: Mediaeval village with a general market. Morning only.

Sunday

     Bauduen: General market with food and other goods. Morning only.
      Le Muy: General market every Sunday, morning only. HUGE.
      Vinon sur Verdon: General market, morning only.
      Salernes: Weekly market


Daily except Sunday

     Draguignan: Market in central Draguignan, open morning only.
     Les Arcs sur Argens: Local market open mornings only.
Toulon: Market in central Toulon. Open Monday afternoon and all day Tuesday-Saturday. General goods and food. At Place Louis Blanc.

A Vacation Home for all Seasons
The grape harvest in early fall
Mushroom hunts
The olive crush in late fall and early winter [one of France’s few remaining water-driven mills is just down the street]
Truffles markets in nearby villages in December and January
Almond trees blossoming in February
Yellow carpets of Colza in March
Mimosas in bloom in March and April
Poppies in April and May

Activities nearby:
The Cote d'Azur
Hiking (out the back door and beyond)
Rock climbing (the Gorges du Verdon)
Petanque [Boules] – around the corner
Biking – out the front door
Tennis – a stroll away
Fishing – rivers & lakes everywhere
Hunting in season
Horseback riding nearby
Golf – 30 minutes away
Shopping, restaurants, live theater, concerts, museums, sightseeing at ancient historical and religious sites, swimming, kayaking, fishing, sailing, art & music, snow sports an hour a way in winter, French lessons, cooking lessons.

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