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Number of Listed Historic Monuments:74
Sarlat's Tourist Office

tourist sitesTourist Sites (in and around the city)

Beynac Village and Castle Château Biron - The Haunted Castle Commarque Castle Castelnau Castle Domme Hilltop Village Belvès Cadouin Abbey ...


things to do, activities, eventsThings to Do, Activites

"La Belle Sarladaise" - Theatrical Costume Visit of Sarlat "World Day of Pipe Organ" Celebration Belvès Air Show Bergerac Tabacco Museum and Automobile Museum of Sanxet Castle Bird's Eye View of Dordogne... Black Perigord Festival Boat Trip on Dordogne Cadouin Abbey 900 Years Aniversary Chesnut and Cèpe Festival Dordogne Cruise from La Roque-Gageac Fly over Dordogne valley on a hot air balloon Gastronomy Days in Sarlat Gourdon Medieval Festival Guided tours of the medieval town of Sarlat Les Journées du Terroir Medieval Fest at Cadouin Old Crafts and Trades Fest Périgord Walnuts Fest Prehistory Welcome Center Rocamadour Medieval Festival Rocamadour Sacred Music Festival Sarlat Fest’oie Sarlat Vintage Cars Meeting Saturdays Truffle Market Scenic Train of Haut-Quercy The Dordogne River by Barge Truffiere de Pechalifour Truffle Festival ...


Sarlat helpful hintsSome Helpful Hints

While the more comfortable way to visit the Sarlat surroundings and Dordogne in general is by car, the cheapest and more eco-friendly alternative is by bus. Dordogne department has a network of buses linking all its corners and having the advantage of an unbeatable price of €2/ticket.
For routes and timetables go to:

Sarlat is situated near one of the world's most famous prehistoric sites area: the Vézère River valley. For more information about these UNESCO listed sites, and a map of the most important prehistoric painted caves, please go to: Prehistoric Painted Caves of Vézère River Valley

short historySarlat's Short History

Sarlat, the American writer Henry Miller was fascinated by the town, calling it the "paradise of France".
With a population of just under 10,000 inhabitants Sarlat is situated in the department of Dordogne region Aquitaine of the South West of France. It is the "capital" of the old region of Perigord Noir. The little town has 77 buildings on the register of historic monuments and is on the tentative list of UNESCO's World Heritage.
Sarlat grew around the Benedictine abbey where the relics of Saint Sacerdos were kept - the nowadays Sarlat Cathedral is still Saint Sacerdos Cathedral!


weatherSarlat Weather Pattern

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