The town of Sarlat, or Sarlat-la-Canéda, well deserves its title of capital of Black Périgord. With its listed buildings, it is also a mecca for gastronomy in the Dordogne! And what better than the different markets of Sarlat to taste the best local products? Truffle market, traditional market, night market... Follow the guide for a gourmet visit to the Dordogne valley!

What are the markets to do in the town of Sarlat?

The answer is : all ! From the traditional open-air market to the famous local market fresh truffes in winter, passing by the evening market, you will always have a good reason to go to the market in Sarlat-la-Canéda.

The traditional open-air market of Sarlat

A true classic: the food market in the open air takes place Wednesdays and Saturdays all year round in Sarlat-la-Canéda, in the heart of the medieval city, notably rue de la Liberté. Whether you put your bags down Sarlat during the holidays or out of season, you may meet local producers and cook the best specialties of Périgord Noir.

If you pass the Saturday, you will also find leather goods, clothing and souvenirs from Dordogne.


The famous Périgord strawberries and nuts, goat cheeses and delicious black truffles are yours! Without forgetting all the duck and goose products: duck breast, foie gras, confits and other Périgord specialties.

The covered market of Sarlat-la-Canéda

This market is a must-see during a visit to Sarlat-la-Canéda, as much for the unusual place as for its tasty local products. It is in fact held in the old Sainte-Marie church, a 2001th century building rehabilitated by Jean Nouvel in XNUMX. An unusual experience, to try during your vacation in the Dordogne valleyin the summer as well as winter.

The organic market of Sarlat-la-Canéda

Enough to have a good time in the Dordogne on sunny days!

Are you looking for products from organic farming instead? You will also find some in Sarlat-la-Canéda! Food of course, with all farm products, but also plants for your vegetable garden, and textiles. In summer, this Sarlat market goes on and on and continues into the evening, until 22:30 p.m.

The truffle markets of Sarlat

Famous throughout France, the black truffle of Périgord deserves to have its own market in Sarlat-la-Canéda! This emblematic product of the Dordogne region awaits you every winter in the heart of the town of Sarlat, on the town hall square. On this controlled market, you can buy, but also smell and taste truffles from the truffle growers of Périgord Noir. An idea for a Christmas meal?

What are the market days in Sarlat-la-Canéda?

When will you stroll through the markets of Sarlat in Dordogne and what specialties from Périgord black will you choose? Find all the city's market days, depending on your visit date.

  • Le traditional market outdoor food takes place every Wednesday mornings and Saturdays all day, in the streets of downtown Sarlat-la-Canéda.
  • See you at Place du 14July for the organic market of Sarlat, all thursdays late in the afternoon and at night during the summer season.
  • Le covered market of the commune of Sarlat-la-Canéda is open every morning from mid-April to October. Until the end of August, you can also access it all day on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Out of season, the old Sainte-Marie de Sarlat church opens its doors to you on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturday mornings.
  • The truffle markets of Sarlat take place onwinter : the Périgord truffle awaits you from December to mid-March, each Wednesday and Saturday, on the town hall square in Sarlat-la-Canéda.

A pointer to guide you:

The Tourist Office of the town of Sarlat is located in the center, close to the market and restaurant areas, and a few minutes' walk from the old church rehabilitated by Jean Nouvel.

And also: many other markets to discover in Dordogne

If you are passing through Sarlat-la-Canéda, take advantage of your gourmet getaway to stroll through other markets in the Dordogne! Here are others unmissable places to taste the local products of Périgord Noir:

  • The market Périgueux, Wednesdays and Saturdays;
  • The country producers' markets, in the villages around Sarlat-la-Canéda: at night at Coly Saint-Amand, Villefranche du Périgord, Aubas or even Salignac in July and August;
  • Summer night markets throughout the Dordogne valley : food, textiles, crafts, but also musical entertainment to enjoy summer evenings with family and children.

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