Green market!

5 good reasons to visit Montredon market

A Wednesday evening on Larzac

The Montredon market is the must-see summer event on the Larzac plateau. At least, that’s what I was told before my stay in Millau…
“Go to the Montredon market, the atmosphere is great! You’ll see…!”
So, I got my whole family on board to discover what this unmissable farmers’ market is all about!

Direction Larzac: Raising sheep on Larzac...

After criss-crossing the good roads of the Causse, we arrived in Montredon, where the welcome sign was clear: “Welcome to the market”. We also spotted a few protest slogans… “no to GMOs”
For yes, Larzac is a land with a harsh climate, but above all one of combat.
A vast dirt parking lot gradually filled up. The flow of pedestrians begins with a smile. My nephews and nieces are running around trying to escape their grandparents… Well, it’s off to a good start!

An authentic atmosphere

At the end of a path, a superb caussenarde building stretches out its arms to us! The first exhibitors are soon on display. Immediately, a singular atmosphere emanates from the whole market. It’s so good to feel the pleasure of sharing and getting together. Even if we don’t know anyone…

A giant picnic area!

Once in the clearing, my nephew throws himself onto one of the few tables available. Here, many bring their blankets, others folding chairs and cushions. Everything seems to have been set up for a giant picnic, with plenty of time for socializing.

Every Wednesday in July and August

Every Wednesday in July and August, in the late afternoon and well into the evening, people come from all over to meet up, chat, have fun, eat and drink, dance, attend concerts, lectures, browse in the bookshop…. It’s summer, it’s a party!”


  1. The produce is local, delicious and in season,
  2. Thirty or so producers (most if not all are organic) each sell different products, an opportunity to discover the Larzac terroir,
  3. The people are friendly and the setting is magnificent. Go up a little higher than the market and you’ll get a breathtaking view of the surrounding area,
  4. Buy your meat from the butcher and get it cooked for free at the barbecue stand, it’s great!
  5. Buy yourself some Larzac beer and local wine to accompany your meal.

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