From 6 pm the old town square was filled with tables and benches and all around were kiosks selling grilled meats and sausages, salads and foie gras, cheese and strawberries, roasted legs and hocks of pork, barbecues of shrimp and ribs, ratatouille and fries.
This year, something new: chicken fajitas, Tex-Mex style.
The wine stall sold bottles from the terrific Domaine de l'Ancienne Cure for a mere 7 euros and there was a live jazz-blues band. Five of us ate and drank very well and enjoyed a grand evening for about 15 euros a head.
One can do this every day of the week and never need pay restaurant prices all summer. Mondays in Beaumont, Tuesdays in Eymet or Le Bugue, Wednesdays in Perigueux, Thursdays in St Cyprien, Fridays in Sarlat or le Buisson, Saturdays in Audrix and Sundas in Monbazillac or Limeuil.