November 18, 2023: foire au gras
December 2, 2023: award-winning geese and ducks fair
December 16, 2023: capon fair
January 6, 2024: Foire des rois (preparation and canning of foie gras for free)
February 3, 2024: award-winning geese and ducks fair
March 2, 2024: foire au gras
Under the Georges Brassens Hall, at 12 quai Tourny in Brive-la-Gaillarde.
The Foires au gras take place at the same time as the market, throughout the morning. (Morning only).
On the occasion of each award-winning fair, the chefs of the Tables Gaillardes come to put on the show. Taking the products directly from the market, 2 to 3 chefs take orders from the kitchens set up every Saturday for these very special occasions and invite you to follow their advice on cooking, conservation of products but also tasting. Guaranteed seduction operation!
Saturday December 16
Saturday February 3
Saturday March, 2
The fairs and markets of Brive are as old as the town itself: as early as 1218, a market was held on Fridays.
The number of fairs in Brive multiplied at the end of the 1795th century. A “catalogue of Brive fairs” dated back to 20, lists 1970 of them. It was in XNUMX that the winter fairs became the Foires au Gras.
Anxious to maintain the reputation of these fairs and to reassure consumers, the City of Brive, the chambers of agriculture of Corrèze, Lot and Dordogne, the management of veterinary services and the producer unions have defined a QUALITY CHARTER guaranteeing product traceability, traditional force-feeding with grain corn and other requirements that you can find with most producers on the market coming to the Foire au Gras.
The January Fair is an exceptional fair. Buyers have the option to box their foie gras for free.
Purchases must only be made on that day from producers. Boxing registrations close at 10:30 a.m. A maximum of 2kg of foie gras per person is allowed. In order to maintain maximum quality in the finished product, only duck foie gras weighing between 350 and 550 gr and goose foie gras weighing 450 to 900 gr will be canned and will be carefully selected by the producers.
The black diamond of Périgord is also in the spotlight during the fair season.
Un controlled market The sale of fresh retail truffles of the “melanosporum” type begins from 8:15 a.m. in the Salle Brassens.
The truffles are all checked, one by one before being put on sale from 7 a.m. in the morning. An additional guarantee of quality, ensured by inspectors approved by the departmental federation of truffle growers of Corrèze.
The controlled market will open with the bell at 9 a.m. in a designated space in the Brassens room.
The Mycogastronomic Brotherhood and Brotherhood of the Black Diamond generally attend this winter meeting.
A Saturday between december and the beginning of March. There are crowds under the Georges Brassens hall in Brive-la-Gaillarde. You are also there to wander between the stalls overflowing with capons, geese, ducks all duly plucked, jars of foie gras, confits, truffles... Fortunately you came with your basket and you will not return empty-handed at home. Note that during the Foire des Rois which is held beginning of January, you have the privilege of leaving with your purchases canned and boxed for free.
Foire au Gras
05 55 24 08 80 (Brive Agglomération tourist office)
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