The town of Sarlat, or Sarlat-la-Canéda, well deserves its title of capital of the Périgord Noir. With its listed buildings, it is also a major gastronomic centre in the Dordogne! And what better way to sample the best local produce than at Sarlat's various markets? Truffle market, traditional market, night market... Follow the guide for a gourmet tour of the Dordogne valley!

What markets are there in Sarlat?

The answer is : everyone! From the traditional open-air market to the famous truffles In winter, there's always a good reason to go to the market in Sarlat-la-Canéda, including the evening market.

Sarlat's traditional open-air market

A real classic: the food market takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays all year round in Sarlat-la-Canéda, right in the heart of the medieval city, in particular rue de la Liberté. Whether you're staying in Sarlat during the holidays or out of season, you can meet local producers and cook the best specialities of the Périgord Noir.

If you pass on Saturdays, You'll also find leather goods, clothing and souvenirs from the Dordogne.


Enjoy the famous Périgord strawberries and walnuts, goat's cheese and delicious black truffles! Not forgetting all the duck and goose products: duck breast, foie gras, confits and other Périgord specialities.

The covered market in Sarlat-la-Canéda

This market is a must-see when visiting Sarlat-la-Canéda, as much for its unusual location as for its tasty local produce. It is held in the former Sainte-Marie church, a 12th-century building renovated by Jean Nouvel in 2001. It's an unusual experience, and one you'll want to try out during your holiday in the region. Dordogne valleysummer and winter alike.

The organic market in Sarlat-la-Canéda

There's plenty to enjoy in the Dordogne when the weather's fine!

Looking for organic produce? You'll find them in Sarlat-la-Canéda too! Food, of course, with all the products from the farm, but also plants for your vegetable garden and textiles. In summer, the Sarlat market goes even longer, lasting until 10.30pm.

The truffle markets of Sarlat

Famous throughout France, the black truffle du Périgord cheese deserves its own market in Sarlat-la-Canéda! This emblematic product of the Dordogne region meets you every winter in the heart of the town of Sarlat, on the Place de la Mairie. At this controlled market, you can buy, smell and taste truffles from the truffle growers of the Périgord Noir. An idea for a Christmas meal?

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

When are you going to visit the markets in Sarlat in the Dordogne and what kind of markets do you visit? Périgord specialities black will you choose? Find all the market days in the city, depending on when you visit.

  • The traditional market open-air food festival takes place every Wednesday mornings and Saturdays all day long, in the narrow streets of Sarlat-la-Canéda town centre.
  • Rendezvous at Place du 14 juillet for the organic market of Sarlat, all Thursdays in the late afternoon and at night during the summer season.
  • The covered market in Sarlat-la-Canéda is open to the public. every morning from mid-April to October. Until the end of August, you can also visit all day on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Out of season, the former church of Sainte-Marie de Sarlat is open to visitors on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday mornings.
  • The truffle markets in Sarlat take place onwinter The Périgord truffle awaits you from December to mid-March, every year. Wednesday and Saturdayon the town hall square in Sarlat-la-Canéda.

A point of reference to guide you:

The Sarlat Tourist Office is located in the town centre, close to the market and restaurants, and just a few minutes' walk from the old church restored by Jean Nouvel.

And also: many other markets to discover in the Dordogne

If you are passing through Sarlat-la-Canéda, Take advantage of your gourmet getaway to visit other markets in the Dordogne! Here are some others places not to be missed to taste local products from the Périgord Noir region:

  • The Périgueux, Wednesdays and Saturdays;
  • Local farmers' markets, in the villages around Sarlat-la-Canéda: night markets at Coly Saint-Amand, Villefranche du Périgord, Aubas and Salignac in July and August;
  • Summer night markets all over France Dordogne valley From food and textiles to arts and crafts, there's also live music for families and children to enjoy during the summer evenings.

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