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The market of Tarbes: bean season


Tarbes has a long tradition of markets that have supported culinary expression since the 19th century.

At that time, mountaineers and peasants found themselves between Aragonese and Bigourdans to exchange horses and mules. Every second Thursday, between 15,000 and 20,000 people gathered in the Marcadieu Hall. Today, this market is still one of the largest in the southwest. It is popular with street vendors and hawkers, and takes place once a week. Other days, every morning in fact, you can visit the Brauhauban Hall for a gourmet tour.

Colours, flavours, and accents come together in a region that worships the good things of the earth. You will discover Bigorre black pork and Barèges-Gavarnie mutton but also Tarbes beans, de Trebons onions, and the black hens of Astarac Bigorre. The farmers of the market as well as the gardeners will convert you to the virtues of being a ‘bon vivant'.

And in spring and summer, do not miss the trays of cherries, peaches, and apricots.

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