The markets of the Pays des Bastides
Colors, tastes, smells, quiet agitation ... Fruits and vegetables, poultry, wine, flowers, meat and preserves, clothing and tools ... Traditional markets of the Bastide Country are as follows: there is everything, good food of our land, the useful, the trivial, the essential or indispensable. And we see grandfathers mustaches, caps on their heads, who comment on the week's events in their rocky hiding behind accent redolent patois and Occitan. Inevitable, the market rate the life of the city once a week by attracting regulars, onlookers, tourists . At Beaumont or Monpazier, Lalinde, Villeréal or Issigeac, his spirit remains the same: it is an essential event, devoted in large part to the good life and the pleasures of the table. Only change the setting, often prestigious: central role of a country house, fairground shaded plot of a medieval village square of a Romanesque church ...
You will find here below the current list of market days.
Traditional markets of Perigord
Monday : Ste Alvère, Villamblard
Tuesday : Beaumont, Bergerac (Bio), Prigonrieux, Trémolat, Villefranche de Lonchat
Wednesday : Bergerac, Cadouin, Gardonne, Saint Antoine de Breuillh
Thurday : Eymet, La Force, Lalinde, Monpazier
Friday : Bergerac (rive gauche), Le Buisson de Cadouin
Saturday : Beaumont, Bergerac, Lalinde, Villefranche du Périgord, Villereal
Sunday : Creysse, Couze et St Front, Gardonne, Issigeac, Limeuil (en été), Pontours, Pressignac-vicq (en été), Prigonrieux
The famous market of Issigeac
This market takes place, during shoots, in the hall every day from 16 hours. The sale is made by the owners of the forest of Canton only.
The season varies each year depending, in particular, of the weather. However, the season is between June and October.
During the summer, there are also a lot of evening markets. These, really are a fun, economical and tasty way to enjoy an evening out.
Simply turn up and grab one of the tables which are set up in the market squares of the villages. Market traders provide everything from wine, starters, cooked meals and deserts and each supply the appropriate plastic cups or cutlery.
Choose your meal and take it back to the table and enjoy dining al frescoe often with music by a local band or DJ. These evening markets are very popular with tourists and locals alike.
Monday : Beaumont , Couze et St Front . Dates for 2020 to be determined
Tuesday : Eymet , Mauzac , Ste Alvère , Trémolat . Dates for 2020 to be determined
Thursday : Badefols sur Dordogne , Issigeac, Port de Couze, Eymet . Dates for 2020 to be determined
Friday : Le Buisson de Cadouin , Lanquai
Sunday : Lalinde , Limeuil, Monbazillac . dates for 2020 to be determined
Vide greniers (Boot fairs) and flea markets
A visit to a flea market or a vide-grenier (boot fair) can be the highlight of a trip to France: a lively encounter with everyday French culture, an exciting way to spend a few hours, and a chance to pick up a unique souvenir or add to a collection.
The vides- greniers in the Dordogne is the indispensable tool for getting the most out of your visit, whether you’re a first-time visitor or an experienced shopper.
Flea markets or vide-greniers will be held in the streets of towns and tiny villages. There, you can find some feature stalls from professional dealers but the majority are people who empty out their attics and cellars and offer their unwanted household items up for sale to be reloved all over again in a new home.