Village events take place at Place de l'Aire de la Croix, the main square in Sablet across the street from Café des Sports. The weekly market, the "brocantes" (flea markets), craft fairs, the Fête de la Musique (summer solstice music festival) on June 21, the Journée du Livre (the book festival) on the third weekend of July, the five-day Fête Votive in August, and much more, all take place around Café des Sports.
Café des Sports is where workers get their morning coffee or another beverage to fortify themselves for the work day ahead. Late risers wander in after that for coffee, read newspapers and catch up on the latest gossip. Worker's and tourists fill tables at lunch and eat whatever special dish owner Bruno Bordeaux has cooked for Plat du Jour.
Come the end of the day, tables fill again as friends and families meet up for aperitifs or to share pizza from La Comédie pizzeria also owned by Bruno. Café des Sports buzzes with activity throughout the evening with friends visiting, others watch whatever rugby or football match or horse race is showing on the corner TV. Groups play cards too.
|Sablet's Café des Sports|
We are lucky to have Café des Sports in Sablet as there are many small villages in Provence that have little going on during the off season (November through March) or are quiet and dark in the evening. Café des Sports hums with activity all day long throughout the year. The energy at Café des Sports comes from the irrepressible Bruno Bordeaux who with his wife Sylvie own the café.
On this day, we sat down at the café to wait for friend Cherry to arrive. While Shirley enjoyed a glass of local rosé wine in a very big glass, Bruno can't resist charming the ladies, I shot pictures through the open window so you could have a "window" into Café des Sports.
|Owner Bruno Bordeaux with Shirley|
|Saturday Morning Card Game|
|Café des Sports|
|Owner Bruno Bordeaux Observes the Action|
If you are in Sablet, make sure you say "bonjour" to Bruno and tell him I told you to say "hi". He will take good care of you. Don't be afraid to order one of his pizzas (evenings only); they are very good. While you wait for the pizza, go to the café and order yourself a glass of Sablet wine. They are excellent.
Have a great week! Chat soon.