Carcès is a typical Provencale village. Look out for the 'tuiles vernissées' on the front of some of the older houses. These give the houses the look of having fish scales and were originally added to the facades against the occasional violent storms that the area suffered.
Carcès has a good variety of shops for everyday needs, including gift/souvenir shops, banks, and a post office. Saturday morning is market day in Carcès. The market fills several streets in the central part of town, and there's a good variety in the types of stalls, including, clothes, baskets, cooked foods, Provencal and local specialities, olive-wood items, fruits, vegetables, etc.
The Lac de Carces is just outside the village and is the result of having dammed the gently winding river back in the 30's. You can't swim here but if you are a fishing devotee then this is the place for you with a large variety of freshwater fish to catch.