Saturday Market in Sarlat

Sarlat’s population is approximately 10,000 but in summer jumps to around 100,000.  It’s late May and today, I saw two tour buses, strategically parked for attending the weekly Saturday morning market: the main street through town becomes an avenue of vendors, as well as throughout the historic center and its side streets – a true medieval maze of sights, smells, and flavors!

Regional specialties are walnuts, foie gras, strawberries, confit de canard, and a cheese made from goat’s milk, called “cabecou.”

cab_cou

walnuts

Walnuts

crown of flowers

Couronne de fleurs

nutcrackers

Nutcrackers

Piella

Paella

food covers

Incense

incens

Incense

baskets cremerie flowers hats

olives

food covers

Food screens & dream catchers

main square

Place de la Liberte (main square)

main street

Rue de la Republique

street tablecloths

confit de canard

Confit de canard

bread cheese

food stand strawberries

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11 thoughts on “Saturday Market in Sarlat

  1. You would def enjoy The Perigof à Montmartre fete in May and again November, though minus the gorgeous medieval village. I Must get there!!!

  2. Very colorful place. I have fine memories of weekends in Sarlat many years ago. Even remember back when Josephine Baker was installed nearby.

  3. I really like Sarlat. I have to brace myself every time I go, though, for the traffic queues…

  4. Deborah says:

    How inviting those photos are!! Thanks for posting!!

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