Description: The medieval town of Sarlat in the Dordogne gets hugely busy in the summer months with hordes of tourists browsing the myriad of shops in the centre. Sarlat is reknowned for its Saturday market -best in the region.

Location: Situated where the D704, D47 and D57 intersect in the centre of the Dordogne region.

General Info:  Parking can be difficult at times in Sarlat, especially on market day (Saturday) when you might prefer to try and travel there by train on the Bordeaux to Sarlat main line.   See the bottom of this page for details of Sarlat hotels.

Our recommendations: We would advise you to this beautiful Dordogne town in the evening when the town is lit and has a really romantic feel to it, also the crowds tend to be lighter and yet many shops will remain open. Look out for the portrait artists outside the Cathedrale St Sacerdos.

For the children: Try one of the ice cream parlours – they have a delightful choice in many of them.  Our children also had fun having a caricature by one of the street artists (see below!).


Here’s more information about Sarlat and the surrounding area to make the most of your visit to the Dordogne: