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    Sarlat, Town of Art and History.

    Located in the east of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine, between the Dordogne Valley and the Vézère Valley, Sarlat is the not-to-be-missed destination of the Périgord Noir.
    With world-renowned patrimony and gourmet events, there is no end to your discoveries here during a weekend or a longer stay!


    What not to miss in the capital of the Périgord

    The historical patrimony of sarlat

    Sarlat can be visited in a thousand ways! Guided tour, visit for children, guided tour, night visit, interactive visit …

    Explore Sarlat and its winding streets, vaulted passageways, cathedral and mansions from the 15th and 16th centuries… And admire the exceptional heritage that has been built over the centuries, since right back in the Middle Ages.

    Sarlat tourist office

    Discover the region

    To the south of Sarlat, there are many villages along the Dordogne river , classified as the most beautiful villages in France.


    Beautiful medieval village, and its fortress. Its castle overlooking the river gives it a unique charm, and it is one of the best preserved and most renowned castles in the region. Built in medieval times, it is perched on the clifftop overlooking the Dordogne.


    And its castle, overlooking the Dordogne valley, which offers magnificent views of the sites of Beynac, Marqueyssac, and Roque Gageac.

    La Roque Gageac

    With its white and ochre houses and its many little lanes leading to the foot of the cliff, where there are magnificent views over the river.

    Prehistoric caves: Lascaux, Cougnac…

    Just 25 km from Sarlat you can explore the famous prehistoric cave of Lascaux, at Montignac in the Vézère valley.You can also follow in the footsteps of prehistoric man with your children at the Lascaux caves.
    Lascaux 4, the (almost) complete reproduction of Lascaux cave uses modern scenography and gives pride of place to new technologies so you can (re)discover the 17,000 year old decorated caves!
    Discover also the beautiful prehistoric cave of Cougnac.

    Rocamadour (1h)

    The sacred clifftop village, where houses and chapels are perched one above the other on the cliff face

    Le gouffre de Padirac (1h)

    A dizzying sinkhole where you can descend into the bowels of the earth

    Between gourmet food and art de vivre !

    Perigord gastronomy

    Its impossible to talk about the Perigord Noir without mentioning its legendary and diverse gastronomy, with its foie gras, duck breasts and duck confit, truffles, walnuts, ceps, chestnuts, …and of course Sarladaise potatoes!


    In Sarlat, the market is an institution. Several markets (covered, outdoor, bio, night) are held during the week.You will meet local producers and contemplate stands filled with foie gras, confits, duck breasts, porcini mushrooms, walnuts, truffles, etc.

    For a moment of relaxation…

    From the river

    The best way to enjoy it: hire a canoe or opt for an excursion in a gabare, a traditional local boat, to admire the prestigious castles of the Périgord from the Dordogne river. Or enjoy a relaxing break at one of the many beaches along the Dordogne at Carsac Aillac (9 km), Castelnaud (13 km), La Roque Gageac (13 km), St Vincent de Cosse (14 km), and St Julien de Lampon (17 km)…