The Dordogne is world-renowned for its gastronomy including local delicacies like foie gras, black truffles, walnuts – awarded their own AOC label, ceps and strawberries.
Combined with one the world-famous Bordeaux wines or even a more local wine, they will make up for a memorable meal, either home-cooked or served in one of the many restaurants around.
Local delicacies – local markets
Local markets are the best way to find and buy the local produce, the freshest produce, and the products of the local artisan-farmers. There are several types of markets:
- Traditional markets: have usually been held in the same place at the same time each week for hundreds of years.
- Nocturnal markets (night markets): are held in the evenings in summer months only, and focus on eating outside in convivial surroundings – you choose your food from the market stalls that surround a central square, which is set up with tables, perhaps music and dance, etc. the produce sold comes from local farmers and producers, and is typical of the region.
- Speciality Markets: the most common in the Dordogne are perhaps the winter truffle markets, such as the one held at Thiviers and Sarlat.
If you prefer to dine around, there are many restaurants around, from local one with simple, great food up to 3 star Michelin restaurants.
If you want some tips or want us to make a reservation for you: just ask.