Saint Quentin la Poterie is located in an area called the
Uzège, in the heart of the Avignon - Nîmes -
Alès triangle. To the west of the Rhône, the
Uzège covers the basin of Uzès and its garrigues,
which are bordered by the valleys of the Cèze and
St. Quentin la Poterie is the most important district in the canton, second only
to Uzès. It occupies a privileged geographical position: within a 80 km
radius, you can find the most spectacular Roman sites. The Mediterranean and
the Cévennes are only an hour's drive away, and Provence is the immediate
||All shops, cabinet-maker, iron-worker, small supermarket,
pharmacy, 2 cafés, 1 discotheque, 3 restaurants, 1 tea salon, self-catering
cottages, campground, 3 hairdressers, bakeries, pastry shop, florist, tobacco
shop, construction company, organic farmers, 10 potters, 1 glass-maker's
studio, 1 pipe-maker
||St. Quentin la Poterie is a rural district whose historical
roots provide the base for an economic expansion that is compatible with
an intense cultural life.
In mid-July, approximately a hundred artisans from all parts of France and from
other countries gather to celebrate a Ceramics Festival. This event, TERRALHA,
attracts thousands of visitors.
||The village's very name evokes its vocation, pottery.
The kilns had been working in the outskirts of St. Quentin la Poterie
since the 12th century, but the arrival of the railroad signaled the
decline in production. The last firing of bricks took place in 1954.
In 1983, the village began to redevelop with the help of its soil, or "terre." It
became necessary to innovate and create new economic conditions that would stabilize
of the population and facilitate the establishment of small businesses.
||In the last few years, agriculture has become one of the major
factors in the dynamism of St. Quentin. Aside from traditional agriculture,
which still plays an important role, organic farming is becoming more and
more prevalent. "Bio" or organic foods are produced in processing
plants which are mostly supplied by local farms. Each year at the beginning
of September, the TERRABIO fair attracts many organic food lovers.
Farmers sell their produce at the weekly market that is held on Fridays.