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) 18 January 2020
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