France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   What to See & Do in Sarlat, Dordogne
Enjoying the architecture and ambiance of amedieval town and its Périgord Noir cuisine is why you've come. Visit the cathedral, walk the streets, get a panoramic view, and browse the markets.




It's a joy simply to wander the medieval streets of Sarlat, browse in the shops, stop for a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, and take in the atmosphere. Here's a map showing the important locations in the town.


Market days are Wednesday and Saturday, with local vendors—some straight from the farms—supplementing the many shops selling the famous traditional products of the region. For example, the olives in the market are elaborated au pistou, flavored with lemon juice, garlic, herbes de Provence, stuffed with peppers or almonds, or imported from Greece, Israel, and beyond. More...

Parking is much more difficult on market days, so plan your parking in advance.

Cathédrale St-Sacerdos

The spire of Sarlat's medieval cathedral, right in the town center, is a prominent landmark, the 17th-century church beneath it a marvel. More...

Ascenseur Panoramique

The former Église Saint-Marie in the center of Sarlat is now a covered market, and its lofty spire has been converted to a panoramic viewpoint equipped with a small 7- to 10-person glass elevator/lift which operates from April to December, weather permitting. Buy a ticket, ride to the top, and a bird's-eye view of Sarlat is yours. More...

Hotels in Sarlat

Sarlat Restaurants

Sarlat Transport

Tourist Information

About Sarlat

About Dordogne

Périgord Cuisine


Serene - a novel of the Belle Epoque


SArlat-la-Canéda, Dordogne, France

Sarlat: a medieval town.

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