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Sarlat Office de tourisme
rue Tourny24200

Tel:+33 (0)5 53 31 45 45
Fax:+33 (0)5 53 59 19 44

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where to go - what to see - what to do

People flock here for the high density of 17th-century, medieval and Renaissance architecture.  Its prosperity dates back to the Hundred Years' War when the town received payments for remaining loyal to the crown.  The heart-shaped medieval centre is lined with luxury boutiques and eateries with the ochre sandstone of these splendid buildings providing a welcoming glow. 

The Saturday market is an absolute must and will enable you to sample some of the gastronomic delights of this region; black truffles, mushrooms, walnuts, pork delicacies and, of course, the celebrated Perigord foie-gras.  Great cuisine may root you in Sarlat but don't forget to venture out to the prehistoric sites of the Vezere Valley and some great chateaux nearby!

What to See - Sarlat Attractions

Lascaux II
2km SE of Montignac at end of D704E,
replica of the original prehistoric cave with some of the most fascinating prehistoric engravings in the world
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Mar-Oct | Tel: +33 (0)5 53 51 95 03

Dhagpo Kagyu-Ling
Le Moustier on D706, 24200
day & weekend courses in Buddhist philosopy & meditation in English
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)5 53 50 70 75

Grotte de Rouffignac
15km north of Les Eyzies,
largest cave in the area with 250 engravings of prehistoric times
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Jun-Sep | Tel: +33 (0)5 53 06 92 70

Abri du Cap Blanc
8km east of Les Eyzies on D48,
paintings & figures of horses, bison & reindeer that are over 14,000yrs old
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Apr-Nov | Tel: +33 (0)5 53 59 21 74

Losse in Vezere valley
5km SW of Montignac, 24200
château with fine 16th-17th century tapestries
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Easter-Oct | Tel: +33 (0)5 53 50 80 08

13km NE of Sarlat, 24200
a fine example of 18th century style French gardens
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Open daily | Tel: +33 (0)5 53 28 99 71

Grotte de Font de Gaume (Les Eyzies)
SE of Sarlat on D706, 24620
Cave discovered in 1901 with fine examples of prehistoric paintings
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Thu-Tue (by app - book 2wks prior to visit) | Tel: +33 (0)5 53 06 86 00

Musee National de Prehistoire (Les Eyzies)
SE of Sarlat on D706, 24620
Prehistoric artefacts and paintings in a 16th century castle
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)5 53 06 45 45

L'Hotel de Gerard et son centre d'Art Location Map
1 passage de Gerard du Barry, 24200
art centre which offers art courses
| Admission charge | Opening Times: 1st wk of July & Sep | Tel: +33 (0)5 53 59 57 97

Jardin des Enfeus
Rue Montaigne, 24200
Sarlat's first cemetery with La Lanterne de Morts built to commemorate St-Bernard
| Opening Times: Open daily

Cathedrale St-Sacerdos
Place du Peyrou, 24200
a grandiose organ is one of the many architectural styles of the 16th-17th century cathedral
| Opening Times: Open daily