The top French food events this autumn and winter 2021-22

Savour the flavour of France at these tempting foodie events. Local produce, chefs' recipes, traditional dishes and modern innovation. Food festivals, markets and Michelin-starred restaurants. Let's have a taste!

Truffle markets in Provence and Périgord

November 2021 - March 2022

It's nicknamed the black diamond - and no other fungus delights connoisseurs with its powerful fragrance and subtle aroma quite as much as this one. The truffle is the secret ingredient in many refined French dishes, beloved by top chefs. Admire this edible jewel on market stalls in Vaucluse (Provence) and the Dordogne Valley from mid-November until the end of March, when truffle season is in full swing. In Carpentras, Richerenches, Lalbenque and Cuzance as well as in Sarlat, you can smell them, weigh them and barter - surrounded by professionals with a good nose! Pick up advice and recipe ideas too.

Find out more about truffles in the Dordogne Valley (External link)
The black gold of the Périgord
Find out more about truffles in Carpentras, Provence (External link) (French only)

The French Overseas Territories' Food Show

28-30 January 2022

Sunshine and exotic food in the depths of winter? This is what the Francophone Overseas Gastronomy Fair has offered in Paris every year since 2014. For this one weekend in January, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Mayotte, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Reunion, St-Martin, St-Barthelemy, St-Pierre-et-Miquelon and Wallis and Futuna bring the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles to life. Awash with flavours from all corners of the globe, towers of fruit, colourful dishes and spices, the show is a great way to explore the foodie heritage of these French overseas departments and territories.

Find out more about the show (External link) (French only)

Le Grand Repas

21 October 2021

Conviviality, sharing, curiosity and pleasure. These are some of the values of the Grand Repas, an event initiated in 2016 in the Loire Valley and then extended throughout France in 2019. The concept is simple: a unique regional menu designed by a local chef based on local, seasonal produce is served in each of the participating regions. This year, the national patron of the event is three-Michelin-starred chef Anne-Sophie Pic. She will be accompanied by a sponsored chef in each region.

Find out more about Le Grand Repas (External link) (French only)