France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Markets in Sarlat, Dordogne, France
Markets—both covered and open-air—abound in Sarlat, for geese, foie gras, truffles, and more.

Goose Square, Sarlat, Dordogne, France
Above, Goose Square.


   

 

Sarlat has long been a market town, the center of a region known for good food, and in particular for the rich goose and duck products, from confit to foie gras. More...

Confit de canard, Sarlat, Dordogne, France  

Duck legs ready to take home...

 

Sarlat is a town that is very focused on food, particularly regional specialities. In addition to the markets, there are numerous shops in the town selling various local products. Many products, including foie gras and confit de canard (duck legs preserved in duck fat, ready to be fried with some potatoes for a delicious Sarladais meal) are sold in cans, so you can plan to bring some home if you've got room in your suitcase.

Other local specialties include walnuts and walnut cakes, and local cheeses, in particular a goat cheese called cabécou. And of course there is a wide selection of various hams and sausages. More...

Cheeses in the market, Sarlat, Dordogne, France
An assortment of local cheeses for sale at the market.

Weekly Markets

You can enjoy the outdoor market all day on Saturdays and on Wednesday mornings, near the Place de la Liberté, right in the middle of the old town (map). Offering all of the local specialties, as well as fresh produce and olives from around the world, the market is a treat for all the senses.

Special Markets

In the winter months there are special markets for geese and ducks and foie gras, in Goose Square, or the Place du Marché aux Trois Oies, at the corner of Place de la Liberté and rue Victor Hugo. This lovely square is surrounded by beautiful medieval buildings, and at its center is a statue of—what else?—three geese.

A short way away, at 1, rue Fénelon (map), you'll also find a truffle market on Saturdays in the winter. These delicacies are a specialty of Périgord.

Marché Église Sainte-Marie

For more general food shopping, Sarlat has created a small covered market inside the former Église Sainte-Marie. This is at the top end of the Place de la Liberté, about equidistant from Goose Square and rue Fénelon. It's open from 8:30 AM until 2:00 PM daily, plus Friday evenings, from mid-April until mid-November, with shorter hours out of season.

Ascenseur Panoramique

The Église Sainte-Marie is also home to Sarlat's Ascenseur Panoramique, or Panoramic Elevator, which provides beautiful views of the town.


Food and Drink in Dordogne

Panoramic Elevator

What to See and Do in Sarlat

Sarlat Hotels

Sarlat Restaurants

Sarlat Transportation

About Sarlat

Tourist Information

 

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Market in Sarlat, Dordogne, France

Above, Sarlat open-air market,
in front of the lovely Hôtel de Ville.


 



Sarlat market in the rain, Dordogne, France

Above, even on a rainy day, the market
in Sarlat is a popular place!

 
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