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Goose Festival in Sarlat

In the heart of the Perigord, one of the gastronomic centres of France, the town of Sarlat (24 Dordogne, Nouvelle Aquitaine)  celebrates the Goose with the Sarlat Goose festival (Sarlat Fest’oie) 2 – 3 March 2019

Sarlat Goose Fair

With a goose market, gaggles of geese being herded through the medieval streets, music from bandas, a hearty soup made from the carcases, demonstrations for jointing and cooking goose, and of course ample supplies of foie gras – a central and very traditional part of southwest France cuisine.

For more info see Sarlat Tourisme

Sarlat-la-Canéda, the capital of the Perigord Noir, is situated in the heart of a forested area – to the east of the Aquitaine and close to the Dordogne valley.

Sarlat

Sarlat

The name Sarlat itself, evokes both gastronomic and cultural pleasures. Its worldwide reputation is linked with its rich history from the Middle Ages onwards. Its evolution over the centuries has left it with an exceptional heritage.

ville d'art et d'histoireSarlat was the first place in France to be safeguarded by being restored under the Malraux law of 1964. Its classification as Ville d’Art et d’Histoire (Artistic and Historic Town), is testament to its high architectural quality. Its medieval lanes and its large, sunny squares, particularly lively on market days, create an agreeable atmosphere.

Since 1928, cinema producers have found the authentic surroundings a perfect backdrop for historic films. The guided visits to the town, given by the Tourist Office, offer an introduction into the history of Sarlat and the opportunity to discover the charm of this medieval city with its Occitan overtones.

Sarlat has been awarded the exceptional three star classification by the Michelin Guide, making it equal to Europe’s most beautiful cities – For more info see Sarlat Tourisme

See a video of the Goose Fest on YouTube

trufflesTruffle Festival (Fête de la truffe) in Sarlat – mid January 19 – 20 January 2019 – see www.sarlat-tourisme.com

walnutFoodies can also find a Walnut Festival (Fête de la Noix) in Sarlat on 10 February 2018, where you’ll find amongst other attractions – an walnut oil contest, market and a host of walnut products including oil, cakes, breads, delicacies, cheeses, ice creams, liqueurs…… for more info see www.sarlat-tourisme.com/

 

Hotel St Albert & wine bar

There is plenty of holiday accommodation near the heart of the beautiful town of Sarlat – B&Bs, self-catering/villas and hotels including the Hotel St Albert which is very central and boasts a wine bar!

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