Sarlat Market | Markets in Sarlat the Dordogne

Sarlat Market | Markets in Sarlat the Dordogne

Sarlat Market

The Sarlat Market, with its origins in the medieval era, holds a prominent reputation across the region. In the heart of the old town, the market takes place twice a week. On Wednesday mornings, local producers gather to showcase their food items at Place de la Liberte. Meanwhile, on Saturdays, the food vendors return to Place de la Liberte, offering their products until around 1 pm.

Throughout the day, various general traders set up their stalls along Rue de la République, showcasing a wide range of goods. Sarlat and the Dordogne region are renowned for their duck, goose, and walnut offerings, which are readily available at the market. Additionally, visitors can find exquisite and regional gourmet delicacies, such as Rocamadour goat cheese and Bergerac wines. Among the various markets in Sarlat, the largest and most well-known takes place every Saturday.

Sarlat Market

Sarlat Market is held year round as follows:

Saturday: in the old town – food and general merchandise from 8.30 am to 6 pm.

Saturday Morning Market: Place de la Liberté – food market from 8.30 am to 1 pm.

Wednesday Morning: Place de la Liberté – small food market from 8.30 am to 1 pm.

Sarlat Covered Market

Open all year and is in the former Sainte Marie church in Place de la Liberté.

Off Season: everyday (except on Thursday) from 8.30 am to 1 pm

High Season: everyday from 8.30 am to 2 pm.

On Friday from 9.30 am to 8 pm.

Sarlat Organic Night Market

Place du 14 Juillet (in front of the Post Office).

Thursdays from the 17th of June to the 16th of September 6pm to 10pm

Sarlat Truffle and Foie Gras Market

Place Boissaire – near the Covered Market.Saturday from 9 am to 12 am, in December, January and February

Sarlat Festivals

TRUFFLE FESTIVAL: Third week in January. Includes cooking demonstration with a focus on Foie Gras and Truffles

SARLAT FEST’OIE: Third Sunday in February Sarlat celebrates its emblem with a goose fair

RINGETA: Every 2 years on Whit Sunday Festival celebrating the traditional games of the past.

JOURNEES DU TERRIOR: Held in May A two day market with local produce.

FETE DE LA MUSIQUE: End of July to early August. National music day on the 21st June every year throughout the medieval town.

THEATRE GAMES FESTIVAL: One of the eldest theatre festivals in France. Third Saturday in September


PATRIMMONE: (European Heritage Day) 3rd week-end in September. In the evening “Sarlat’s heritage beneath the stars”


CHRISTMAS MARKET and outdoor skating rink: December

Markets In The Dordogne | Dordogne Market Schedule

Monday Markets in the Dordogne

  • La Capelle Biron: evenings – general market
  • Les Eyzies de Tayac: mornings – general market
  • Sainte Alvère: mornings – general market
  • Sainte Alvère: 15 June to 15 September – market sells local produce
  • Sainte Alvère: December to February – Truffle market
  • Tocane St Apre: morning market in the centre of town – general goods and food

Tuesday Markets in the Dordogne

  • Brantôme: mid June to mid September mornings – fresh farm produce
  • Castillonnès: mornings – general market
  • Eymet: evening market during July and August
  • Le Bugue-sur-Vézère: mornings – fresh regional produce
  • Mareuil-sur-Belle: mornings – fresh food
  • Riberac: May to September morning market at Place de la Liberté – fresh farm produce
  • Saint-Amand-de-Coly: July and August evenings from 18:00 – local farm produce
  • Saint-Aulaye Dordogne: last Tuesday of the month – fair

Wednesday Markets in the Dordogne

  • Belvès: July and August evenings around the hall – local farm produce.
  • Bergerac: mornings at Place du Marché Couvert – fruits and vegetables.
  • Perigueux: mornings at Place du Coderc, Place de la Clautre, Place de la Mairie – fresh farm produce.
  • Perigueux: all day market at Place Bugeaud and Place Francheville – arts and crafts and fabrics.
  • Perigueux: mid November to mid March, mornings at Place St Louis – marché au gras (duck and goose produce) and truffles.
  • Sarlat: mornings at Place de la Liberté and streets around – fresh regional produce.

Thursday Markets in the Dordogne

  • Excideuil Dordogne: mornings – large general market.
  • Eymet Dordogne: mornings – general market. This market has been running regularly since 1270.
  • Saint Astier Dordogne: mornings – general market held year round.
  • Saint-Aulaye Dordogne: mornings – fish market.
  • Terrasson Dordogne: mornings – marché au gras (duck and goose produce) and truffles.

Friday Markets in the Dordogne

  • Brantôme: mornings – general market.
  • Brantôme: July and August, farmer’s market selling local specialities.
  • Brantôme: December to February, mornings – truffle market.
  • Brantôme: 1 November to 15 December – morning nut market.
  • La Roque-Gageac: June to September 9:00 13:00 on the main square – local farm produce.
  • Riberac: mornings, throughout the city centre – general market. The biggest market of the Perigord.
  • Riberac: 15 November to 15 March, mornings in the Salle Polyvalente – marché au gras (duck and goose produce).
  • Riberac: Autumn in Place André-Pradeau – morning nut market

Saturday Markets in the Dordogne

  • Belvès: mornings, around the hall – general market.
  • Bergerac: mornings at the Place du Marché Couvert – fruits and vegetables.
  • Le Bugue-sur-Vézère: mornings – fresh regional produce.
  • Montignac: mornings – fresh produce.
  • Monpazier: Mornings – fresh produce
  • Mussidan: mornings – fresh farm produce.
  • Nontron: 2nd Saturday of July, evening in Place Alfred Agard – African market.
  • Perigueux: mid-November to mid-March, mornings at Place St Louis – marché au gras (duck and goose produce) and truffles.
  • Perigueux: mornings at Place du Coderc, Place de la Clautre, Place de la Mairie – fresh farm produce.
  • Riberac: 3rd Saturday of August, all day – antiques market.
  • Sarlat: all day market in Place de la Grande Rigaudie and Place Boissarie – fresh regional produce (and in winter only marché au gras and truffles). A highlight of the markets in the Dordogne.
  • Saint-Aulaye: mornings – fresh farm produce.
  • Villefranche-du-Perigord: September and October mornings in Place de Villefranche – chestnut market.

Sunday Markets in the Dordogne

  • Eymet: occasional morning artist market.
  • Issigeac: mornings – general market.
  • Riberac: May to September, mornings at Place du Relais – fresh farm produce.
  • Rouffignac St-Cernin de Reilhac: mornings – local produce, fish, fruit and vegetable, flowers, also clothes and a Chinese food stall.
  • Saint-Cyprien: mornings in summer.

Special Markets in the Dordogne

  • Audrix: July and August from 18:00 to 23:00 – local farm produce.
  • Brantôme: July and August – fresh farm produce.
  • Issigeac: 1st weekend of May – flower market.
  • Mussidan: July and August, daily except Monday, under the hall – fresh farm produce.
  • Riberac: July and August – arts and crafts evening markets.
  • Rouffignac St-Cernin de Reilhac: Wednesday evenings from 18:00 from July to beginning August at Place du marché.
  • Saint-Aulaye: 2nd weekend of August in the evening – wine, cheese and regional produce fair.
  • Thiviers: 3rd weekend of August – wine and food fair.
  • Villefranche-du-Perigord: in season, June to October – cepes (wild mushroom) market. (Note: Market days depend on there being enough mushrooms (500 kg). Call the Mairie to find out if the market is on: 05 53 29 91 44)

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