Sarlat and his area

The city of Sarlat

Sarlat, the capital of the Perigord Noir, is situated in the heart of a forested area – to the east of the great region of the Aquitaine and close to the Dordogne valley.

The name Sarlat itself, evokes both gastronomic and cultural pleasures. Its worldwide reputation is linked with its rich history from the Middle Ages onwards. Its evolution over the centuries has left it with an exceptional heritage.

Sarlat was the first place in France to be safeguarded by being restored under the Malraux law of 1964. Its classification as Ville d’Art et d’Histoire (Artistic and Historic Town), is testament to its high architectural quality. Its medieval lanes and its large, sunny squares, particularly lively on market days, create an agreeable atmosphere.

Sarlat has been awarded the exceptional three star classification by the Michelin Guide, making it equal to Europe’s most beautiful cities.


Nearby attractions



Lascaux 2

Sarlat is a privileged site in the heart of “Black Périgord” to the edge of Quercy. You are at the center of the best tours of the Dordogne and Lot.

Some of the famous attractive sites of the area:

Le village de Domme - A beautiful village perched on top of a hill (5km)

La Roque Gageac - Picturesque and hillside village on the banks of the Dordogne (10 km)

Les Gabares - Discover the treasures of the area on boats traveling the Dordogne (10 km)

Medieval castle - Beynac, Castlenaud (5 km)

The overhanging Gardens of Marqueyssac - Vézac (8 km)
Gardens in the heart of black Périgord which is a classified site of 22 hectares

Lascaux 2 - The famous prehistoric caves, Montignac (24 km)

Rocamadour - Monastic Village on the cliff side (40 km)