You spend a day or a weekend at Sarlat-la-Canéda ? Rich in history, the capital of Périgord Noir has many activities to offer you! Tour of the alleys on foot, gastronomic break at the market, treasure hunt and discovery of the castles of the Dordogne valley... Here is everything you absolutely must see and do in Sarlat and its region.

The essential visits to Sarlat, city of art and history

A stay in Sarlat, in the Dordogne valley, it cannot be forgotten! Take the time to stroll on foot in the heart of the town and go to the market: you'll come home with lots of beautiful memories of Périgord Noir.

Tour of Sarlat on foot with a guide

See you at theSarlat-la-Canéda Tourist Office to start the 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 numerous charming streets. The opportunity to look up to admire the most beautiful buildings and the most beautiful facades of the city: the Maison de La Boétie, the Saint-Sacerdos cathedral, the private mansions... Are you passing through the Dordogne in summer? Enjoy a nighttime tour of Sarlat, even more magical.

Go to the Sarlat market

Black Périgord is also a gastronomic heritage, known and recognized throughout France. So what could be better than a trip to the Sarlat-la-Canéda market to taste the best local produce from Dordogne? The traditional open-air market awaits you all year round in the heart of the medieval city on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Don't miss the covered market of Sarlat, Place de la Liberté, in the old Sainte-Marie church renovated by Jean Nouvel.

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Take the panoramic elevator

Have you just done your shopping at the Sarlat covered market? Stay a little longer! Take advantage of your visit to board the panoramic elevator, located in the bell tower of the Sainte-Marie church. At more than 35 meters high, the view over the town of Sarlat-la-Canéda is breathtaking!

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Visit the remarkable Gisson manor

This historic monument offers you a real return to the past, to the time of the 17the century. A great discovery to fit in without fail during a day in Sarlat: the (free) visit lasts 45 minutes.

Did you know ?

The Gisson manor is one of the rare private buildings in Sarlat-la-Canéda which opens its doors to the public for a visit.

A stay in Sarlat: accommodation and catering

Find a hotel in Sarlat city center

Are you enjoying an extended stay in the Dordogne? You will find somewhere to stay and sleep in a hotel in Sarlat-la-Canéda if you like entertainment! If you prefer calm, do not hesitate to consult hotels in the Vézère valley. You can take the time to book before coming, by consulting their websites and checking reviews from previous customers, if it is your first time in Périgord Noir and Sarlat.

Treat yourself to the gastronomy of Périgord Noir

Going to the Sarlat market is good, but enjoying a restaurant is just as pleasant! And that’s a good thing, because the historic center of Sarlat-la-Canéda is full of good places to taste the best specialties of the Périgord noir.

Enjoy delicious dishes based on Périgord truffles, duck confit or even nuts!


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