The ski resort village of Saint Lary (85 Hautes-Pyrenees, Occitanie) celebrates France’s oldest breed of pig (Le Porc noir de Bigorre) with its Pig Festival (Fete du Cochon) 21 – 22 January 2022
The Black Pig of Bigorre has appellation status (AOP) for this indigenous meat which is prized for both its ham and pork.
A day full of festivities including tastings, cookery workshop, market, music and games for the children will be on offer culminating in a Grand Banquet where the Black Pork, the local delicacy takes centre stage.
In the high Pyrenees (830 m/ 2,700 ft above sea level) in the valley of the River Aure, Saint Lary is a proper year-round village with great ski slopes and charilifts in winter.
Saint Lary is about 70km/ 33 miles south of Tarbes.
Airport: Perpignan PGP