Sarlat is a beautiful example of the Renaissance and medieval era. It was formed in the 9th Century and is built around a Benedictine Abbey. Try to take the time to wander through the city to admire the fine homes, one of the most famous is the mansion of Ettienne La Boetie. La Boetie was a well known Judge and founder of modern political philosophy, as well as an excellent poet.
Home to one of the most famous aristocrats Etienne de la Boetie.
Explore the streets of Sarlat and enjoy some very interesting architecture
Aside from the magnificent history – if you are interested in food and the great markets, on a Wednesday and Saturday you will enjoy meandering through the street of Sarlat where there are so many wonderful things on offer to tempt you.
In early March Sarlat hosts a Fois Gras festival which is not to be missed. The dates are usually on the 5th/6th of March – See www.sarlat-tourisme.com
Delicious food to tempt you at the market in Sarlat.
Beautiful wysteria in spring in the centre of Sarlat.
Enjoy a delicious meal after the market at one of the many great restaurants around the village square
A Guide to Exploring the Dordogne
Most visitors to the Dordogne enjoy visiting the surrounding villages, all within a good walk or cycle distance away. To make your stay more enjoyable we have created a guide to exploring the area with les Chouettes, The French Country Cottages as your base.