Melons on the Cahors market
Melons on the Cahors market
C. Novello - Lot Tourisme
Grapes on the Cahors market
Grapes on the Cahors market
C. Novello - Lot Tourisme
Strawberries on the Cahors market
Strawberries on the Cahors market
C. Novello
Honey on the Cahors market
Honey on the Cahors market
C. Novello - Lot Tourisme
In the Lot, land of flavors, scents and colors, the markets are unmissable and offer a multitude of events to satisfy all your senses.
Gourmet market and guinguette atmosphere
Gourmet market and guinguette atmosphere
L. Nespoulous

Morning, noon and evening, winter or summer, there is always an exceptional product to unearth. You will be overcome by emotions and only the choice will be difficult.

This is how the election of Cahors and Prayssac as the most beautiful markets in Midi-Pyrénées was obvious.

During the day, in many villages, all your senses will be awakened and flattered by our local products. In the evening again, the markets of flavors invite you to share with the inhabitants the delicacies that our region offers: melons, duck, foie gras, Cahors wine and many others.

All to the rhythm of music and good humor made in the South-West.

Finally, the truffle markets (winter or summer!) will offer you the opportunity to discover all the secrets of this black diamond, succulent, flattering to the taste buds and surrounded by mysteries that specialized guides will reveal to you around a good truffle omelette, for example…

With our markets, stock up on flavors and memories!

The weekly farmers markets

Fill up on flavors!

The Lot markets are full of enticing smells and shimmering colors. Impossible to spend a stay in the Lot without going for a walk on a market in order to buy fruit, vegetables, melon, wine, foie gras, cheeses (in particular Rocamadour), charcuterie, fish, honey, Quercy pastis, but also dishes like roast chickens.

On the Cahors market
On the Cahors market
C. Novello - Lot Tourisme
Our favorite markets
Elected the most beautiful market in Midi-Pyrénées 2018

Cahors market

Our famous Cahors market has some great assets: located at the foot of Saint-Etienne cathedral on Place Chapou, it welcomes between 60 and 100 exhibitors every Wednesday and Saturday morning.

Our specialties are the famous Malbec AOP Cahors wine, cabécou cheese called rocamadour, pastis quercynois cake, walnuts, truffles, saffron and of course foie gras from the South West.

Aerial view of the village of Prayssac and its church on a market day
Aerial view of the village of Prayssac and its church on a market day
Prayssac market © C. Bouthe
Our favorite markets
Elected the most beautiful market in Midi-Pyrénées 2019

Prayssac market

This unmissable Friday morning is an institution in the Lot Valley. No less than a hundred greengrocers, charcutiers, cheese makers, winegrowers and even pastry chefs set up their stalls and colorful umbrellas around the village church every Friday morning.

Even in the adjacent streets and the nearby squares, the producers follow one another and trade with the passers-by who parade. The warm atmosphere reigning there often brings it to the rank of "favourite market" for some shoppers!

A Sunday morning at the Montcuq market
A Sunday morning at the Montcuq market
A. Auzanneau
Our favorite markets

Montcuq market

This is THE Sunday morning meeting! Along the promenade, between the café terraces, the artists' studios and the beautiful Quercy houses, the colorful stands with the intoxicating scents of this market immerse you in a warm and gourmet atmosphere.

It's all the senses that your basket will be filled with delicacies, crafts and smiles.

All markets, day by day

The truffle markets

Among the flagship products of Lot gastronomy, there is of course the truffle. Its fine and pronounced taste makes it a sought-after dish. In winter, from December to March, 2 of the most famous and recognized markets in France take place, where restaurants and locals come to do their shopping.

Basket of truffles on the Lalbenque truffle market
Basket of truffles on the Lalbenque truffle market
Lot Tourisme - C. Novello

The Lalbenque truffle market

Tuesdays from 14 p.m. from December to mid-March.

The Limogne-en-Quercy truffle market

Fridays from 10:30 am from December to early March.

Summer truffle market (Tuber Aestivum) every Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. from early June to early August at Place d'Occitanie (in front of the Tourist Office).

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Gourmet markets in summer

Gourmet market and guinguette atmosphere
Gourmet market and guinguette atmosphere
L. Nespoulous

In the Lot and in the south of France, if there is one activity appreciated by all, it is the gourmet markets. Local producers come to sell their production and sometimes even plates, and you can taste them on site. There is sometimes music, and always a very good atmosphere. The French way of life in a way. Remember to bring your cutlery, they are not always provided.

Market in Prayssac
Market in Prayssac
L. Da Ascençao
But also...

Non-food fairs

In Cahors, fair every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month on the Allées Fénélon: fabrics, clothes, accessories.

In Castelnau-Montratier, every 2nd Tuesday of each month: fabrics, flowers and plants, music, luggage, clothes, ....

In Prayssac, every 3rd Tuesday of each month from 8 a.m. to 17 p.m.: textiles, hardware, trinkets, ...

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