The town of Montagnac, like almost every other town in all of France, has a weekly, outdoor market. In any region, market days vary from town to town, so that they don’t overlap, meaning you can shop at a different one every day of the week, if you desire. The Montagnac market is held every Friday morning, and is such a pleasure to visit – a mixture of good, fresh, local food for sale, of course, but also a little slice of French small town daily life. All the townspeople are there, buying various items for the week ahead, but also socializing – stopping to kiss one another on both cheeks, and catch up on how each other is doing – their health, the grandchildren, the weather, what they are planning to cook for dinner…. While people are chatting, their little dogs on leashes are greeting each other at a lower level, and there are often babies in strollers reaching their hands out to one another or to pet the dogs. It’s so much more than just shopping.