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At almost every turn, and on most days of the week, Bergerac hosts markets that are not so much a place to purchase the freshest of food or antiques, but a social event at which to catch up with friends. The food markets are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays til around midday in the Notre-Dame church and Sainte-Catherine area and the covered market close-by. At the Place de la Madeleine, there’s a farmers’ market on Fridays til around noon, while Tuesdays there is an organic food market at the Place Doublet. Fresh fruit and vegetables along with cheeses, truffles and meats, vinaigrettes, herbs and, of course, local wine can all be purchased. There are also summer markets, candlelit evening markets and flea markets. The Place Gambetta hosts a general market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.


While Bergerac has lots of little specialty shops where locals and tourists alike can find designer fashions, china, glassware, jewellery and perfumes, the city revolves around its food and wines. Visit some of the local 'caves' to sample some local delicacies and vintages before choosing one to take home with you.