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The five beautiful markets in the Lot


Local products are in the spotlight !

Places of meeting and conviviality for gourmets, this is what best characterizes the markets of the Lot. Here, we enjoy the smells, flavors and we discover local and tasty products. People come here to do their shopping, of course, but also to stroll and soak up the local atmosphere.

1 – CAHORS, A COLORFUL AND VISUAL MARKET

In the city center of Cahors, Wednesday and Saturday mornings all year round, the Saint-Etienne cathedral square is adorned with its many multicolored stalls and is home to one of the most beautiful markets in the South West.
Traditional traders (butchers, greengrocers, pork butchers…) rub shoulders with local producers (foie gras, “Rocamadour” goat cheese, Quercy farm lamb, the famous apple cake called “Pastis”…). The magic happens!
Your camera will be a useful companion for unique shots of the domes of the cathedral or to immortalize the portraits of the producers (very beautiful photos to be taken from the alley between the pharmacy and the optician).

2 – PRAYSSAC

Well known to locals for its atmosphere and charm, this unmissable Friday morning is an institution in the Lot Valley. No less than a hundred greengrocers, delicatessens, cheese makers, winegrowers or pastry chefs set out their stalls and colorful umbrellas every Friday morning, around the village church, into the adjacent streets and the nearby squares. The warm atmosphere reigning there often leads to the rank of “darling market” of some shoppers !

It was elected the Most Beautiful Market in Midi-Pyrénées 2019.

3 – FIGEAC, THE HISTORICAL MARKET

On Saturday morning Figeac wakes up with a colorful market that makes the city vibrate.
Every week, producers and their colorful stalls invade the heart of the medieval town. They set up in Place Vival around the Hôtel de la Monnaie, under the covered hall and even under the windows of the magnificent Musée des Ecritures du Monde Place Champollion.

A gourmet and lively stroll between the flavors and smells characteristic of Lot gastronomy.

4 – MARTEL, THE TYPICAL SMALL MARKET

On Wednesday and Saturday mornings, market gardeners, breeders and street vendors take place in the heart of Martel around and under the magnificent 18th century hall and its chestnut frame.
It is always a tasty moment to walk in the alleys of this city with the 7 towers and to let yourself be carried by the scents and the colors. In fine weather, the terraces of the cafes in the square allow you to prolong the pleasure.

5 – MONTCUQ, THE SOUTH FOCUSED MARKET

The meeting is given every Sunday morning in Montcuq.
It is the essential market in the south of the Lot, it is sometimes even difficult to make your way between the stalls.
About sixty local producers are present all year round but this number can climb to 150 in summer! The singing accent of the Lot mingles with that of the English, Dutch and other new Lotois who have chosen Montcuq for their new living environment.

Quality and freshness of the products, friendliness and sweetness of the country: a cocktail of success for this small market.

What's special ?

Hearing the local accent

Having a drink at the café on the square and enjoying the atmosphere

Allowing yourself to indulge in the local specialities

Having a natter with the producers