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.”




crown of flowers

Couronne de fleurs





food covers




baskets cremerie flowers hats


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

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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