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A trip to Gard, in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France, provides abundant opportunities to bring home pantry staples such as jam, honey and herbs, which are sold at open-air markets like the one in the Place aux Herbes in Uzès on Saturday mornings, or in Les Halles de Nîmes, the city’s wonderful covered food market. Other items to look for in the open-air markets include dried lavender sachets, table linens, olive-wood cutting boards, olive tapenade, baskets and faience. Gard was a major pottery-producing region even before it was settled by the Romans, and it still has many ateliers where ceramics are handmade today. The region’s other well-known handicrafts are baskets and furniture woven from willow, reeds and other grasses. Their quality is vastly better than the similar Asian imports found in American stores.