The charming market of Cahors (Southern France)

Cahors is a wonderful little city in the Midi-Pyrenees region. It has nice surroundings (don’t miss the medieval Saint-Cirq-Lapopie), a legendary bridge supposedly built by the Devil himself and a charming open-air market. Well, more than charming, to be precise.

Fortunately (for visitors) Cahors is situated beyond the main ultra-touristic routes of Southern France, which basically go in zigzag through Provence and the French Riviera. Of course, this zone has also its share of tourists, like myself, but we are fewer people and we usually tend to wander unnoticed (dressing with some kind of country-casual elegance and keeping our mouths closed). Perhaps it is a tribute of respect to this treasure of peace and beauty.

It is an open-air marked, located in the very center of the old Cahors. It is set up only on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Today is Tuesday, hence it is closed, but do not worry:  I leave you with these colorful photos (copy right protected) of the marché de plain air de Cahors.

I hope you enjoy the walk …

Cahors market

Cathédrale Saint-Etiénne of Cahors (XI century; national monument). The market is just at its doorstep.

Cahors market

Cahors market

Colors and scents

Hams, sausages, cheeses, breads ...

The realm of foie gras de canard is here

How to choose a good melon


Veggies and ladys

Snails: a delicatessen

The covered market is nearby

Au revoir, Cahors!


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