Visiting the markets of the Dordogne by bike

The markets of the Dordogne by bike

Following any of our self guided cycling tours of the Dordogne, you will come across several traditional markets, offering fresh local produce and artisanal wares. The country villages of the Perigord burst into colour and vibrancy on market days, roads are blocked off to cars, as the stall holders line the streets, displaying fruit, vegetables, cheese, wine, olives, nuts, bread, meats & poultry, foie gras & patés, clothes & hats, leather goods, wickerwork, pottery etc.
Many villages host an outdoor market once a week, the markets usually run from 08:00 – 13:00 (8 am to 1 pm).

The weekly markets in some villages are held in the medieval central squares, with old covered marketplaces – dating from 13th to 15th centuries.

Here are some of the local traditional markets which are found on our various bike touring routes :

LES EYZIES – Monday

STE. ALVERE – Monday

LE BUGUE – Tuesday, Saturday

TREMOLAT – Tuesday

CADOUIN – Wednesday

LALINDE – Thursday

MONPAZIER – Thursday

DOMME – Thursday

LE BUISSON  – Friday

BELVES – Saturday

DAGLAN – Sunday

ST.CYPRIEN – Sunday

ISSIGEAC – Sunday

Market Square Monpazier

Market square in Cadouin

Market square in Cadouin

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