Puivert Night Market / Marché nocturne de Puivert
From May to October, all the local towns and villages offer restaurants, cafés and bars, to suit all tastes, many of which are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Puivert boasts several restaurants, including Le Pamir, which while offering French fare, also specialises in Afghan cuisine and pizzas! Le Refuge Gourmand is a couple of minutes’ walk away, serving traditional French food. Around the corner from the house is a small café, run by volunteers, that also sells bread and a limited range of snacks and groceries; and the Brasserie du Quercorb has its own pizza oven and sells other light snacks.
The Buvette is a very good restaurant by the lake, serving grills and more, except in low season.
On Wednesday nights in July and August, Puivert has a market by the lake, where locals and holidaymakers rub shoulders to buy excellent hot and cold food and drinks, local artisan products and so on, listen to the live music, and perhaps even get up to have a dance! Numerous other towns and villages locally have their own night markets.
The kitchen is superbly equipped for you to whip up your own culinary delights; and there is a wide range of supermarkets within 15-20 minutes’ drive, most of which stock a large number of specialist foreign items – if you really can’t do without your favourite items!
Many local towns and villages have markets once or twice a week, where you can find a fantastic range of fresh and cured meats and vegetables, alongside local wines (including the excellent sparkling Crémant de Limoux), crafts and other products and goods.