In the fall and all winter, there are appointments that are obvious here. They make the charm of the Gers localities of Gimont, Samatan, Seissan, or Eauze : we want to talk to you about fat markets !

Where and when to live a fat market?

Whether you come from the East, the West, the North or the South of Auch, you will inevitably find a fat market on your way! Take a good look at market days, but here too, whether you're coming on weekdays or weekends, you should be able to easily find:

  • à Samatan le Monday (35 km from Auch) from November 13, 2023 to March 26, 2024 at 10 a.m.: carcass market at 9:30 a.m. and foie gras market at 10:30 a.m.
    Open all year round, coupled with a live poultry market
  • à Gimont (reserved for professionals) Wednesday (26km from Auch) from November 1, 2023 to March 13, 2024.
  • à Gimont le Sunday (26 km from Auch) from October 29, 2023 to March 17, 2024: foie gras and carcasses market at 10 a.m.
    Coupled with a broiler market
  • à I'm standing le Friday (20km from Auch) from November 3, 2023 to March 13, 2024 at 10 a.m.: carcass and foie gras market at 10 a.m.
  • à Eauze le Sunday (52km from Auch) from November 5, 2023: carcass and foie gras market at 10 a.m.
    Coupled with a broiler market

BE CAREFUL, in this year 2023, still marked by avian flu, there are few ducks on the markets. It is essential to arrive before opening (10 a.m.)!

In addition to the fat markets, the festive poultry are planned before Christmas:

  • In Samatan, Mondays December 4, 11, 18, and Sundays December 24 and 31
  • In Gimont, Sunday December 17 and 24
Marché au gras

Did you know ?
The Gers is the 1st French department to produce traditional foie gras, this heritage shared with our neighbors in the great South-West. The duck with foie gras from Gers benefits from a IGP (Protected Geographical Indication) specific to this department.

Where to buy duck and goose products on the Auch side

You like buy fresh, cooked and processed products while enjoying the landscapes of our Gers countryside, the authenticity of the place directly from the producer then you can go:

  • to the Farm in Castéra in Castelnau-Barbarens (17km from Auch): on the way do not miss the discovery stop in the village, this small perched castelnau... its embankments, its old stones, its history, its point of view from the back of the church,
  • to the Cousteau farm in Peyrusse-Massas,
  • in Gersement Good! in Aubiet.

In town in Auch, you will have the Tistou counter (products from Maison Ramajo de Dému), la Cave gourmande and Chez Lucien, a stone's throw from Auch Cathedral and of course the traditional markets Thursday morning in lower town, or Saturday morning in upper town.


Learn to cut your duck

To theCousteau hostel in Saint-Lary less than 15 km from Auch, from the end of September to the end of April, Yann teaches you how to cut the fatty duck into different quarters and prepare your preserves, which you will bring back with you at the end of the course, all in a good atmosphere. You can stay in guest rooms with “chic countryside” decor on the same site. To prolong the pleasure, go to the “restaurant” side, very close to the fireplace…

Le Cousteau


. Eauze. Gimont. fat market. Samatan. Seissan


November 6, 2018