This part of France offers some of the best cuisine the country has to offer. Local produce features prominently on all of the menus, and specialties like truffles, walnuts and a vast array of cheeses make for rich and interesting cooking. Thriving duck, goose and beef industries mean that those meats feature prominently. Local markets are top foodie sights in the area, and their abundance overflows on quaint village streets.

Top Markets

Throughout the region local markets fill medieval cobbled streets and overflow with wintertime black truffles, walnuts, chestnuts, cheese, honey and seasonal produce, from asparagus to strawberries. Baskets and clothing also feature at some. Summertime night markets are fantastic: bring your own plates and cutlery and dine at tables set up under the stars.

Monday Ste-Alvère, Beaumont-du-Périgord (night), Beynac

Tuesday Beaumont-du-Périgord, Brive-la-Gaillarde, Le Bugue

Wednesday Périgueux, Sarlat-la-Canéda, Bergerac, Martel, Cahors, Cadouin

Thursday Monpazier, Issigeac (night)

Friday Brantôme, St-Pompon

Saturday Périgueux, Sarlat-la-Canéda, Brive-la-Gaillarde, Bergerac, Beaumont-du-Périgord, Villefranche-du-Périgord, Martel, Cahors, Figeac, St-Pompon (night)

Sunday Issigeac, St-Cyprien, Daglan