Traditional markets generally start early and finish around lunchtime. You can buy fresh local produce, bread, local speciality foods such as goat's cheese, foie gras and wines, clothes, books and local crafts as well as stalls offering hot street foods.
Gourmet markets are usually evening affairs, where you can get a bite to eat whilst browsing the many stalls selling locally produced foods and wines.
Beynac (local food producers)
Veyrines de Domme (gourmet evening market)
Le Bugue (traditional & gourmet evening market)
Saint Cyprien (summer only, traditional)
Belves (gourmet evening)
Sarlat (traditional, mostly food)
Saint Cyprien (summer only, gourmet evening market)
Le Buisson (traditional and evening gourmet markets)
La Roque Gageac (local producers market)
Sarlat (traditional, largest in the area)
Saint Cyprien (traditional)
The Perigord Noir has a rich tradition of gastronomy. Known particularly for luxury Foie Gras, you will find a multitude of different and unusual foie gras products at every local market, as well as in the many specialist shops in the area. Foie gras can be purchased from the many local producers. Each spring the town of Sarlat hosts a Festival (Fest'Oie) celebrating the local delicacy. Local restaurants will all have at least one foie gras dish (even local sandwich bars offer a foie gras baguette!) and many offer an entire dedicated menu.
The black truffles of the Perigord Noir are recognised as some of the best in the world and there is an annual truffle market each year in January where the 'black diamonds' attract prices of up to €3000 per kilo. At certain times of the year, you can enjoy a day truffle hunting with an expert and his truffle dogs - Click here (external website, French language only)
The area is also a major producer of strawberries and walnuts and of course, Bergerac and Monbazillac wines.
There are many wonderful restaurants nearby, serving local delicacies and there is a Michelin Listed restaurant within strolling distance of the Gite and over a dozen others within a 15km radius of the Gite. Sarlat (10km away) also boasts dozens of wonderful places to eat including 'Le Grand Bleu', (external website) a Michelin starred restaurant.