Place de Cornieres. The town square with beautifully intact covered market surrounded by arcades and arches.

Saint-Dominique Church. A fortified church dating from the 15th century.

Maison Chaitre. A fine example of a medieval house. Opposite St Dominique Church.

Recollects. Convent behind the church which once cared for the poor and educated girls. Now a permanent and temporary art exhibition space. The former convent of Recollects (entry at the intersection of St. Joseph and Galmot streets ) was built in the mid-seventeenth century. This attractive building now houses The Bastideum, where the history of Monpazier and surrounding area can be retraced in a modern and interactive way


 Flower Festival.                                On the 3rd Sunday of May

 Brocante.                                          Held 2nd weekend of June and July and the 2nd Sunday in October. Garage Sale/Vide Grenier                    Held on the 1st Sunday in July and the first Sunday in September. Medieval Festival.                              Held on the last weekend in July

Truffle Festival                                  (Depends on quantities available). Held in Dec/Jan/Feb


Lac de Lougratte (25km) offers the nearest beach for cooling off on a hot day. Golf courses can be found at  Siorac-en-Perigord (27 km) and Mouleydier (35 km). The area is ideal for cycling (not too many hills) and walking. Among other options are tennis, canoeing, hot air ballooning and horse riding.


A number of wineries are located approximately 40 kms from Monpazier. Many offer tastings and sales, one of the better known being Chateau de Monbazillac. A visit can include a tour of the chateau, built in 1550.


Monpazier has several excellent dining options in the village, offering quality dishes at very reasonable prices. There is a Michelin star restaurant in Trémolat, just 29kms away. At Le Vieux Logis (05 53 22 80 06) you can sample 9 dégustation (tasting) courses, experiencing the very best of French cuisine. Nearby, several traditional workers cafés still provide four course lunches for as little as €13 – including wine! They include Chez Jeanne at Pomarède (33 km), the subject of a book by Australian authoress Mary Moody,  that has been run by the same family for over a century.


Beaumont Tuesday & Saturday Morning Belves Sat Morning, Wed Afternoon July & Aug

Bergerac Friday Morning Place de la Madeleine

Bergerac Wed & Saturday Morning Around the Church and in covered market

Brantome Friday Morning Place de la Mairie Cadouin Wednesday Morning

Eymet Sunday Morning Rue du Marché, Organic Market, July & August

Eymet Tuesday Evening Place de la Bastide, 27th June-5th of Sept.

Issigeac Sunday Morning

Lalinde Saturday Morning

Le Bugue Sur Vezere Tues & Sat Morning

Le Buisson De Cadouin Wed & Fri Morning

Limeuil Sunday Morning June – September Monpazier Thu Morning in Village Square

Activities in and around Monpazier