Truffle markets and Festivals
The Truffle Festival and gastronomic lunch in Cuzance marks the beginning of the season in early December. Later on in the month and through January, the lovely city of Martel also hosts several traditional truffle markets for an experience not to be missed.
If you are really serious about your truffles, then you have to partake in the yearly Fête de la Truffe in Sarlat. Every year the famous Truffle Festival organises competitions, introductory courses in oenology, cookery demonstrations, tastings and all truffle-based dishes.
Every year in November, the city of Brive puts together the biggest literary event in France outside of Paris where famous national and international authors come and meet their avid fans for book signing and more.
If you love duck, foie gras, magret…then this is the event you have been looking for! Brive has been organising winter fairs since the 13th century. Called “Foires Grasses”, several take place in winter until the beginning of March.
You have probably guessed it by now but food is an essential part of the Dordogne Valley’s identity, hence the numerous fairs and markets taking place all year round.
Another one to add to your calendar is the Fest’Oie Festival in Sarlat. During the first weekend in March, geese are celebrated every which way with events including music, competition and gourmet dishes.
Aïcontis Festival in Saint-Basile de Meyssac
The Aïcontis Festival puts together two days of magic and fantasy, where festival-goers come dressed as Goblins, Trolls, Witches, Elves and other fantastic creatures… Entertainment for the whole family throughout the weekend. And it’s all free!
NAMMA Arts and Crafts Fair in Terrasson
In October, around 60 artisans showcase their unique skills in a free fair open to the public.