Spend a day or a weekend at Sarlat-la-Canéda ? Rich in history, the capital of the Périgord Noir has plenty to offer! Visit the narrow streets on foot, take a gastronomic break at the market, go on a treasure hunt and discover the châteaux of the Dordogne valley... Here's everything you absolutely must see and do in Sarlat and the surrounding area.
Must-sees in Sarlat, a town of art and history
A stay in Sarlat, in the Dordogne valleyYou'll never forget it! Take the time to stroll through the heart of the town and go to the market: you'll go home with lots of beautiful Périgord Noir souvenirs.
Walking tour of Sarlat with a guide
See you at theSarlat-la-Canéda Tourist Office to begin your visit and discover all the secrets of the medieval city and its heritage steeped in history. Accompanied by a guide, you can stroll through the heart of Sarlat and its many charming little streets. This is your chance to look up and admire some of the town's most beautiful buildings and facades: the Maison de La Boétie, the Saint-Sacerdos cathedral, the town houses... Are you visiting the Dordogne in summer? Make the most of an even more magical night-time visit to Sarlat.
The Périgord Noir is also home to gastronomic heritageknown and recognised throughout France. So what could be better than a trip to the Sarlat-la-Canéda market to taste the very best of the local produce? local products of the Dordogne? The traditional open-air market takes place all year round in the heart of the medieval town on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
And don't miss Sarlat's covered market on Place de la Liberté, in the former Sainte-Marie church, renovated by Jean Nouvel.
Take the panoramic lift
Have you just done your shopping in Sarlat's covered market? Stay a little longer! Take advantage of your visit to take the panoramic lift in the bell tower of Sainte-Marie church. At a height of over 35 metres, the view over the town of Sarlat-la-Canéda is breathtaking!
Visit the remarkable Gisson manor house
This historic monument takes you back in time to the 17th century.e century. It's a great place to spend a day in Sarlat: the (self-guided) visit lasts 45 minutes.
Did you know?
The Manoir de Gisson is one of the few private buildings in Sarlat-la-Canéda to open its doors to the public for a visit.
A stay in Sarlat: accommodation and restaurants
Find a hotel in Sarlat city centre
Enjoying an extended stay in the Dordogne? You'll find plenty of places to stay in a hotel in Sarlat-la-Canéda if you like a lively atmosphere! If you prefer peace and quiet, don't hesitate to consult hotels in the Vézère valley. If this is your first visit to the Périgord Noir and Sarlat, you may want to take the time to book before you come, by checking their websites and the reviews of previous guests.
Treat yourself to the gastronomy of the Périgord Noir
Going to the market in Sarlat is all very well, but enjoying a restaurant is just as enjoyable! And that's just as well, because the historic centre of Sarlat-la-Canéda is teeming with good places to sample the best specialities of the Périgord Noir.