Traditional French markets – day and night

Traditional markets offer everything you would expect, and some of what will surprise.

Traditional markets offer everything you would expect, and some of what will surprise.

One of the great joys of your écovallée yurt holiday is that there’s a traditional French market in a nearby town or village almost every day of the week. The closest are:

Tuesday – Beaumont

Wednesday – Cadouin

Thursday – Lalinde

Friday – Le-Buisson-de-Cadouin

Saturday – Bergerac, Lalinde

Sunday – Issigeac, Couze, Pontours

These markets are not just for fresh fruit, veg, meat and fish. You will also find pre-cooked food, traditional baskets, clothes, books, plants, and almost anything else you can think of.

Night markets

Throughout the summer, local villages and towns also hold regular “marchés nocturnes”. These typically have a good choice of locally produced food, wine and beer, and a live band playing from about 8.00pm. Seating is at long trestle tables and seasoned night-market visitors take their own crockery and cutlery.


(Scroll over images for captions.)