There are two ways in which visitors can enjoy shopping in the Dordogne Valley area; specialty shops and markets.  The small specialty shops located all throughout the towns offer souvenirs and interesting trinkets for visitors to take home with them when they leave the area.  The markets, which are similar to farmer’s markets or flea markets, are open in various areas on different days of the week.

Among the various specialty stores are numerous antiques stores offering older items which are popular in the area.  Some of those stores to check out include:

  • Antiquities Coutoula
  • Antiquities Marie Nousbaum
  • James Antiquities
  • L’Antiquite du Cluzeau
  • Michael Coudert

For more information about these stores, see http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction....

As far as the markets go, one of the most popular ones is the Sarlat Market ( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction... ) located in the small ancient town of the same name.   It is a large and bustling market on Saturdays and a smaller day market on Wednesdays.   Another of the popular markets in the area is the Souillac open air market which takes place on Fridays.   The items to make sure to buy at these markets include local wine, foie gras and truffles.   Information on other markets in the area is available online at http://www.southofthedordogne.com/mar... .