One of the most popular activities for visitors to France is experiencing the local market in a nearby town. All areas have a local market, usually held in the same location every week for many centuries, and Excideuil and the surrounding area is no different.

French markets have great produce to tempt you. There are reputedly more than 10,000 traditional markets in France, so you should have no difficulty finding one, however below we have listed some of those near to us.

In France, shopping for dinner in the open air and not by supermarket aisle, is simply the norm. The vendors arrive early in the morning to set up their stalls and lay out their goods, and the customers arrive in throngs, baskets and market sacks across their arms. By mid-afternoon, the market has closed for another day.

A French Market is as much a social event as a shopping trip and it somehow epitomises much of what goes to create the unique character of France – the lack of haste, the gentle friendliness of the people who live here and, above all, an abundance of great fresh produce.

You really should make an effort to visit a market or two during your stay, it will be an experience that you won’t forget.


Thiviers (seasonal only) - (14km)

Brantome - (36km)

Thenon - (22km)


Bergerac – (102km)

Sarlat – (73km)

Hautefort – (23km)

Perigueux (all day) – (31km)

Montignac - (31km)


Domme – (85km)

Eymet – (108km)

Excideuil - (8km)

Terrasson - (30km)


Le Lardin-Saint-Lazare - (27km)

La Roque Gageac – (84km)

Brantome - (36km)


Bergerac – (102km)

Sarlat – (73km) - This is a must !!

Thiviers - (14km)

Perigueux (all day) - (31km)

Montignac - (31km)

Nontron – (47km)

Saint-Pierre-de-Chignac - (28km)


Objat - (29km)


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Thanks again for a lovely 2 weeks in the beautiful gite. We enjoyed ourselves very much and will look back on this vacation with great pleasure. Many memories were made and the kids also had a wonderf ...

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