« Here, everything is good and it makes you want to cook » these were the words of Luana Belmondo upon discovering this incredible stall of gourmet flavors. It's 7 a.m....Brive wakes up. Whatever the weather, producers and other itinerant merchants begin to set up their shop. The market is slowly coming together. A palette of colors and flavors mingle.
There are more than 200 of them set up on Place de la Guierle, on the indoor market and under the Halle Brassens inaugurated in 1982, where we mainly find producers of ducks, geese or fat capons in the winter season and some other poultry. of the barnyard throughout the year.
On the Indoor Market, a plethora of local producers, cabbage, fan carrots, radishes, tomatoes, live poultry, plants in spring....
This market is a real meeting place with food artisans. We just want to wander the aisles, stock up on cheese and charcuterie products, fresh fruits or vegetables, picked the day before. In short, enough to make you salivate!
This is a question often asked at the Tourist Office reception. The great singer Georges Brassens and his mustache, in his song Hécatomberefers to a fight at the Brive-la-Gaillarde market which apparently turned out badly. A bad memory from his time in Brive? Looking for a rhyme with “Gaillarde”? But Georges only came to Brive once, well before writing his song...
The Brive market is a gourmet postcard that is the pride of its inhabitants but also of its regulars from neighboring departments. It is not uncommon for the products to be highlighted during various television reports, in gastronomic magazines, or even during the election of the French's favorite market in Jean-Pierre Pernaut's 13 p.m. news edition in 2019, where he got on the 11th position out of 25 competitors.
«Isn’t my milhassou beautiful? What about my purple mustard?". If Gaillard gastronomy holds some mysteries from you, it is at the Brive summer market that you will unlock its secrets. Here, you will devour the stalls with your eyes and have a chat with small local producers. Finally, don't be silly, let yourself be tempted by a slice of foie gras or a duck breast served in one of the restaurants around the market.
Brive market, Place du 14 Juillet,
05 55 24 08 80 (Brive Agglomération tourist office)
Underground parking lot with direct access to the market square for 1 euro on Saturdays!
Overhead parking lot: 2 hours free every day!
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