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Saint Quentin la Poterie

Saint Quentin la Poterie

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Saint Quentin la Poterie
Saint Quentin la Poterie
Population :: 2784
Market :: Friday
Village   
festival ::
From August 17 to 22
Town hall :: 04 66 22 15 71
   
 
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 the Gardon.
 
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 vicinity.
 
shops 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
heritage 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.
history 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.
local products 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.