The Dordogne region is famous for its wine and gastronomy. Local markets take place in village settings, selling local produce including specialities of the region: foie gras, strawberries, sausages walnuts, and much more.
Almost every summer night there is an evening market or soirée, where you can 'eat, drink and be merry', listening to music and dancing the night away. On Tuesday evenings in summer, there is a night market at Le Pizou, with fun for all the family. Music, dancing, stalls, games - a real treat.
Every Friday evening in summer, there is a music night at nearby Villefranche de Lonchat, where you can have a meal, sample the wine and enjoy the region. There are many spectacular events, the most famous being "La Bataille de Castillon", re-enacting the 100 Years War under the backdrop of the night sky.
There are many fêtes and festivals throughout the region everything from jazz to traditional celebrations. The annual Fête Cantonale every year in July, is a wonderful day out for all ages. With music, dancing, classic cars, floats, processions, live demonstrations (such as sword fighting, hay-making and bread straight from the clay oven), barrel rolling, shepherds on stilts, farm animals to see and pet, hire wire walking, stalls, food, drink, music, and more, finishing with a firework display! Click here for photos and a video of this lovely event.
For historians: There is a wealth of Châteaux, Bastide towns, monuments, museums and churches. For archaeologists: There are grottoes, caves and prehistoric monuments to explore, such as the caves at Lascaux and the Celestine Grotto.