Winter events in Sarlat


Sarlat truffle festival : 20th & 21st January


In sarlat, the truffles season begins with plenty of flavours.

The 20th and 21st of January , the Perigord Noir capital celebrates the famous mushroom during a special week-end dedicated to truffles and foie gras.  It is an extremely popular event in homage to local gastronomy where everyone can come and taste these noble products and meet the great names in French Cuisine. Program : tastings, cookery lessons, tastings of “croustous”, culinary demonstrations of truffle and foie gras, truffles market, national competitions of cooking, wine tasting course…

  • The Jean Rougié Trophy :

The Jean Rougié Trophy is organized by the Cooking Academy of Foie Gras and the Truffle and is open to young chefs talented in the art of French cuisine. Pupils from all over France studying for a professional baccalaureate in cooking, a BTS or a CFA can apply for one of the 8 places in the competition at Sarlat where they will compete for the trophy by preparing dishes. They cook in front of the public and are invited to apply their creativity while drawing on the traditions of the Périgord to show off their skills in French cuisine.

  • The Grand Culinary Show :

Highlight of the first day of the festivities the “Toques show” or “Chef’s Hat Show” unites all the ingredients and techniques to show the sublime qualities of the foie gras and the truffle. Starred chefs go on the platform to produce dishes which are delicious as they are attractive.

  • Everyone in the kitchen  :

There are courses on offer to everyone, for a few precious hours a Sarlat chef is on hand to reveal the secrets of preparing foie gras and truffle. They aim to teach or to improve your culinary skills.

  • Wine tasting course :  

All these animations are free except cooking and wine tasting class is priced at 15 euros per person.

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Goose festival Fest'Oie : 3rd & 4th of March


As the salamander is the emblem of Sarlat, so the goose is clearly that of its land.

In the Dordogne, the humane reproduction of this web-footed creature dates back 20000 years. Clearly, the foie gras tradition is well anchored in history.


So every year, at the beginning of March, Sarlat celebrates the animal which has become its mascot and invites us to the celebrations.

The festival is Sarlat Fest’oie and it will take place the 3rd and 4th of March 2018.

Noisy gaggles of geese honk across the medieval town; there are stalls where you can taste the food on offer, each more tempting than the other; “la soupe de carcasse” (carcass soup), a truly local traditional dish, is on offer to warm you up; there’s a traditional music band for ambience, and workshops and demonstrations for young and old alike. 

It takes place in the presence of the farmers who work to maintain the quality of this authentic product. They take great pleasure in explaining their skills to you.

And of course the Sarlat Fest’oie would not be the Sarlat Fest’oie without its great banquet. It is THE gastronomic event not to be missed.

A feast the like of which you have rarely seen. A meal where you can have as much foie gras as you desire and where the top Sarlat chefs produce the best of the traditional ways of cooking “l’oie grasse” , using all their talents to bring the produce to the table.      


For the visit of the goose farm please make you reservation at the tourist Office of Sarlat at 0033 5 53 31 45 45.

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