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City:Sarlat

Truffle Festival

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Every year in January Sarlat hosts the "Truffle Festival" and the "Foie Gras and Truffle Culinary Academy".
The Festival includes workshops open to everybody centered around truffle: what is a high quality truffle, truffle cooking and even demonstration of truffle searching by trained dogs (in the central square of the town).
Many other animations are free.
Dates: January 14th, 15th 2017
eyecandyWeb Site:www.sarlat-tourisme.com
eyecandyAddress:Sarlat
eyecandyPhone:05.53.31.45.45

Sarlat Vintage Cars Meeting

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The meeting takes place each last Sunday of the month in Sarlat from 10:30am to 12:00pm. It is open to anything on wheels older then 1980 (but also to exceptional newer cars).(Between 10am and 12:30pm only!)
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eyecandyWeb Site:www.sarlat-tourisme.com/fetes-et-manifestations/rassemblement-de-vehicules-anciens-17
eyecandyAddress:Place du 19 mars 1962, Sarlat
eyecandyPhone: +33 5 53 59 06 09

Bergerac Tabacco Museum and Automobile Museum of Sanxet Castle

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These two interesting museums are located respectively in and close to the town of Bergerac some 56km or 35 mi west of Sarlat.
The Tobacco museum, unique in France, traces the history of tobacco since pre-Columbian times.
The Automobile Museum of Sanxet Castle is located 8 km south of Bergerac in the heart of Monbazillac vineyard. Sanxet Castle itself is on old 14th century English fortress.
The visitor is invited to tour the winery before visiting the museum the displays 30 rare and prestigious cars. The visit finishes with the chateau wine tasting.
eyecandyWeb Site:www.bergerac-tourisme.com/-Musees-
eyecandyAddress:Musée du Tabac, Maison Peyrarède - Place du Feu 24100 BERGERAC
eyecandyPhone:+33(0)5 53 57 03 11

Saturdays Truffle Market

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During the months of December, January and February Sarlat host each Saturday from 9:00 am to 12:00pm the truffle market. It is a small but interesting market to visit (and to marvel at the prices that the truffles can reach!) whose location is next to the regular open air market held each Saturday and Sunday in Sarlat main square.
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eyecandyWeb Site:
eyecandyAddress:Place Boissarie, Sarlat
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Prehistory Welcome Center

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In order to better prepare your voyage in the "Valley of the Man", as the Vezere valley is called, drop by the Prehistory Welcome Center.
As is is written on the center's web site: "The Prehistory Welcome Center, open in July 2010, is dedicated to the discovery and knowledge of prehistory and the Vezere Valley. It will fulfill several functions for the general public: welcoming tourists and providing them with information on the subject of prehistory...".
The center organizes also (free) events centered around the prehistory and its most important sites in Dordogne.
Entrance free for under 25 y.o. and THE FIRST SUNDAY of the month.
eyecandyWeb Site:www.pole-prehistoire.com
eyecandyAddress:1 Rue du Musée, 24620 Les-Eyzies-de-Tayac
eyecandyPhone:05 53 06 06 97