One of the great pleasures of a holiday in France is being able to browse at the local markets.  As you wander, your senses will be aroused with the perfume of herbs and spices….here you will find quality fruit and vegetables at excellent prices, also meat, bread and cheese….in fact the perfect way to begin your holiday is to visit a local Sunday market to stock up with food (remember supermarkets are often closed on a Sunday).  This means you can minimise the amount of food you have to take with you.

In Sarlat you will find the largest market in the region held each Saturday, however it is likely that there will be a market every day of the week close to where you are staying.  Below you will find a list of all the market days in the Dordogne….

Dordogne Markets:

Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday:
Bergerac Domme Bergerac Beaumont Angoisse
Les Eyzies (Apr – Oct) Beaumont Cadouin Excideuil Brantôme Belvès Bergerac
Hautefort (1st of March) Bergerac – organic market (Place Doublet) Hautefort La Coquille Le Buisson Bergerac Calviac
Ste Alvère Brantôme (July and August) Jumilhac le Grand Lalinde Le Lardin Le Bugue Couze-St-Front
Tocane St Apre Cénac et St Julien la Tour Blanche Monpazier Ribérac Lalinde Issigeac
Lanouaille (2nd + 4th of month) Montignac St Astier Sarlat Lanouaille Jumilhac le Grand
Le Bugue Montpon Ménestérol St Julien de Lampon Montignac Limeuil
Lisle Piégut Pluviers St Pardoux la Rivière Montpon Ménestérol Pontours
Mareuil-sur-Belle Sarlat Terrasson Nontron Pressignac Vicq (July/August)
Payzac (1st + 3rd of month) Siorac en Périgord Saint Aulaye St Cyprien
Ribérac Sarlat St Front de Pardoux
Thiviers (organic market) – July + August Thiviers St Geniès
Trémolat Villefranche du Périgord St Leon sur Vezère
St Pardoux la Rivière
Sarlat
Sorges (July / August)

Truffle Markets:

Brântome – Friday (Dec – Feb)

Sarlat – Saturday (Dec – Feb)

Medieval Markets:

Excideuil – on weekend closest to 14th July

Foie Gras Markets:

Périgeaux – Weds + sat (mid Nov – end of March)

Ribérac – Nov – March

Sarlat – Saturday (Dec – Feb)

Chestnut Market:

Villefranche-du-Périgord – Saturday (mid Sept – Nov)

Flea Market:

Bergerac – Sunday (1st of the month)

 

Here’s more information to make the most of your visit to the Dordogne: