Strawberry Festival, Beaulieu-dur-Dordogne, Limousin

Written by on February 27, 2013 in Festivals and Carnivals, Limousin

Fete de la Fraise, Feast of strawberries, France

Each year on the second Sunday of May, the pretty town of Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne in the Limousin region hosts a very special feast open to everyone – the feast of the strawberry!

For a whole day the strawberry is celebrated in grand style and attracts visitors from near and far.

Strawberry Festival France

A market, artisans and craftsmen set up stalls, street entertainers roam and musical events from bands to accordion players are to be found throughout the town. As you’d expect there are culinary workshops on the theme of the strawberry with chefs sharing their strawberry secrets and know-how.  You can buy all manner of gourmet produce made with strawberries of many types from the fraise des bois (to the old and much loved French variety La Gariguette with its sweet and aromatic fruit.

The big event though is the making of a giant strawberry tart made by all of the bakers and patissiers of Beaulieu. No ordinary tart this – it is 8 metres in diameter and is made with 800 kilogrammes of strawberries.

In the afternoon the strawberry tart is cut and all visitors are offered a slice – irresistible!

See the website for Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne for more details:

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