As well as being a feast for the eyes, the Périgueux market is a convivial place to stroll, chat and exchange ideas, in search of delicious local produce (strawberries, truffles, caviar…) for a fabulous picnic lunch or an unusual evening aperitif. All year round, it’s a great place to indulge in and discover the rich food culture of the South-West of France. It’s also the perfect opportunity to meet the producers who work long and hard to bring us such great produce!
Whether you’re a couple, or with a group of family or friends, spoil yourself and sample some of the following incomparable gastronomic venues. You’re in for a real treat!
The unmissable Périgueux market !
📌 Wednesday and Saturday mornings, between 8am and 1pm, many Périgourdins gather at the Périgueux market in the centre of town, spread over three of the main squares:
Place du Coderc, Place Saint-Silain and Place de la Clautre. On Wednesdays there’s an additional clothes market in front of the theatre and on Saturdays you’ll find traditional fruit and vegetable retailers and local organic and sustainable producers. You can find everything you need and more: cheese, pates, wine, flowers, spices… However, at the height of the season, be aware that you might have to queue for a while, but isn’t that all part of the fun !
Once you’ve finished shopping, there’s nothing better than to sit and enjoy a coffee in the sun, or have a picnic to the sound of the bells of Saint-Front cathedral.
Other markets to sample in the area
There’s no shortage of markets around Périgueux and they’re a great way to combine practicality with pleasure. On Monday mornings, for example, the pretty village of Sainte-Alvère hosts a market selling both food products (fresh or organic produce, home-roasted coffee, etc.) and non-food items (plants, etc.) around the market hall. On Fridays, Vergt town center is the place to go for good local produce. A little further east of Périgueux, the Sorges-et-Ligueux-en-Périgord market is perfect for a Sunday morning stroll.
So, where is your first market stop off going to be ?