Toulouse's Christmas Market
Toulouse Christmas Market 2013

December's Activities and Things to Do...

... in the South West of France

South West Story
Good morning, good afternoon, good evening (depending on what side of the globe you are)...


The two most significant events celebrated all over France (not only in the south west) in November were - like each year! - :
-  the Beaujolais nouveau day: the release of the new Beaujolais wine on the 3rd Thursday of the month
- and the start, at the end of November, of the Christmas Market in most cities of France, the biggest - and oldest, it was established in 1570! - being of course the one of Strasbourg in the Alsace region.
December, January and February are truffle and "gras"( "marché au gras") markets months.
While Sarlat (Dordogne) holds each Saturday morning the most famous truffle market in the region, the town of Samatan in department of Gers is the site of the biggest "gras" market in the world (source: Gers Association for the Promotion of Foie Gras). At the "gras" market of Samatan - held each Monday morning - one can buy not only foie gras but also whole ducks and geese.

Events and things to do in December in south west of France:

City: Agen

check mark Saint André Fest in Monflanquin
eyecandyAddress: Monflanquin
more info

City: Albi

check mark Fashion Museum
eyecandyAddress: 17 rue de la Souque
eyecandyPhone: 33 (0)5 63 43 15 90
more info

City: Bordeaux

check mark Cooking Classes at Cadillac "Maison du Vin"
eyecandyAddress: Maison des Vins, La Closière
104-106, rue Cazeaux-Cazalet
33410 - CADILLAC
eyecandyPhone: 05 56 98 19 20
more info
check mark Saint Luce Festival of La Brède
eyecandyAddress: La Brède, Gironde
more info
check mark Pessac-Léognan Wineries Open House
eyecandyAddress: Syndicat Viticole de Pessac-Léognan,
1 cours du XXX juillet
33000 Bordeaux
more info
check mark Medoc Rallyfreebie
eyecandyAddress: Maison du Tourisme et du vin de Pauillac, La Verrerie 33250 PAUILLAC
eyecandyPhone: +33 5 56 59 03 08
more info

City: Cahors

check mark Truffle Day in Lalbenque
eyecandyAddress: Tourist Office Lalbengue, place de la bascule, 46230 - LALBENQUE
eyecandyPhone: Tél. 05 65 31 50 08
more info

City: Foix

check mark "Fête du Gras" at Mazères
eyecandyAddress: Mazères, Ariege
eyecandyPhone: 05 61 69 42 04
more info

City: La Rochelle

check mark Oyster City
eyecandyAddress: Voie de la Cayenne, 17320 Marennes
eyecandyPhone: 05 46 36 78 98
more info

City: Sarlat

check mark Saturdays Truffle Marketfreebie
eyecandyAddress: Place Boissarie, Sarlat
more info
This list contains only the events/activities for the specific month excluding the ones that are available all year round.




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