Vieux Sarlat
Vieux Sarlat
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  • Emma&Kieran
    218 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning town
    Amazing little town with beautiful buildings everywhere you look. It is very touristy (understandably so), therefore it’s best to get there early to enjoy at its best and to find a parking space. However, it’s not the south of France type of crowd and is a must seen in the area.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 5, 2023
  • Larry McKee
    Nashville, Tennessee8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderfully preserved medieval town
    Great walkable old town center, modern touches kept to a minimum. Reminded us of smaller walled cities in Italy, like Lucca, but smaller. Big town square, great place for people watching while eating or having a beverage outside on the terrace in one of the many dining spots. Lots of quiet cobblestoned back alleys to explore. Stay nearby and walk in, a little different at different times of the day. Lots of shopping, maybe a few too many stores specializing in foie gras and truffles but in general not too commercialized. Lots of restaurants, some seem more geared to the tourist trade than others, do your research and you’ll find the good ones - look for ones with a chalkboard with the day’s choices vs. ones with garish printed fixed menu signs. Easy to use this as a base to explore the Perigord region, with Lascaux and several chateaus within a half hour drive. We’ll be back!
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written May 8, 2024
  • Tualie
    Varese, Italy1,528 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Charming Medieval town
    Very well preserved, thanks to the work of a 1960’s culture minister saving those old buildings from demolition. A favorite place for film makers, those set in the Medieval period. Honey colored stone buildings, half timber houses, cobblestone streets, statues, monuments, lots of cafes, restaurants, market inside a church and lots of shops, truffles and foie gras related. Went on a market day and we managed to buy the last truffles of the season. Nice to have a drink in the market square and see people going everywhere. Truly deserves to be in the Unesco list heritage.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written May 26, 2024
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Mark G
44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Great place just to walk around and the market days were wonderful to see. The old city is intact and so interesting to see. Many, many nice place to eat, or just sit with a drink and watch the world go by. Don't miss touring the Crowd-Magnon caves and troglodyte sites. We toured with Exploreo 24 and highly recommend them
Written June 19, 2022
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Ajb1207
Champsac, France930 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Beautiful wonderful old town is a must visit for anyone in the area. We stayed for a couple of nights in the old town and because it was February it was very very quiet. This to me was a bonus as it felt like I had the whole place to myself. I can only imagine how busy it is in the Summer months.
Written February 3, 2022
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Cheryl W
43 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Warning to anyone relying on public transport/taxis! Pre-book transport to your accommodation before arriving. We believed we would be able to get a taxi to our hotel from the station but unfortunately we were left high and dry!! Having phoned several taxi numbers without success it was only thanks to the kindness of a stranger that got us to our hotel. Google maps say it's a 9 minute walk, utter rubbish, especially with luggage. However, it's a beautiful medieval town and well worth a visit with your own transport
Written August 15, 2023
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Emma&Kieran
Ireland218 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Amazing little town with beautiful buildings everywhere you look. It is very touristy (understandably so), therefore it’s best to get there early to enjoy at its best and to find a parking space.
However, it’s not the south of France type of crowd and is a must seen in the area.
Written August 5, 2023
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Larry McKee
Nashville, TN8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Great walkable old town center, modern touches kept to a minimum. Reminded us of smaller walled cities in Italy, like Lucca, but smaller. Big town square, great place for people watching while eating or having a beverage outside on the terrace in one of the many dining spots. Lots of quiet cobblestoned back alleys to explore. Stay nearby and walk in, a little different at different times of the day. Lots of shopping, maybe a few too many stores specializing in foie gras and truffles but in general not too commercialized. Lots of restaurants, some seem more geared to the tourist trade than others, do your research and you’ll find the good ones - look for ones with a chalkboard with the day’s choices vs. ones with garish printed fixed menu signs. Easy to use this as a base to explore the Perigord region, with Lascaux and several chateaus within a half hour drive. We’ll be back!
Written May 8, 2024
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Tseke
Hong Kong, China23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Nice calm little town, felt very at home even though we didn’t speak French. Everyone is friendly, and the market street was very relaxing to walk down, the shops were all interesting. Various international cuisines were available, but the local duck dishes and foie gras was the far superior choice.

When we went there happened to be a carnival or some sort of fair as well. It had just about enough variety of games for a fun night with friends.
Written August 14, 2022
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fletcherviv
Blackburn, UK239 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Stunning place. Take a trip in the glass lift to the top of the bell tower for great views. Excellent train service from Bergerac. Market on a Wednesday so may be a busy day. Lovely shops. 15 min walk from train station but a lovely walk
Written June 17, 2023
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braithwaite12
Northampton, UK875 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Quite amazing city. So many wonderful old stone buildings and such variety of styles. Nice to see all independent shops and virtually none empty. The overhead colorful lighting is spectacular.
Written June 29, 2022
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john h
Quillan, France1,412 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
Interesting old architecture some hidden down roads little wider than an alley. Clean - we saw no doggy dos - no graffiti either. Well preserved (for the most part) and well worth the stroll.
Written March 6, 2018
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B Y
New York City, NY62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
Sarlat and La Caneda were two separate towns running into each other. They combined so when you read Sarlat or Sarlat-la-Caneda, they are the same now. Sarlat is an easy to navigate town on a walking tour on your own. Either print out an on-line guide or do what I do: buy an used travel book about France and cut out the pages on Sarlat which provide a detailed walking tour map. The tourist office sells self-guided walking tour maps but does not have any guided walking tours. Actually, I felt the representatives in the tourist office were more interested in selling products than providing information. But forget all that. Sarlat is wonderful. Easy to walk in, full of history and the best is visiting on Saturday morning when the goes-on-for-blocks market is in full swing. There's an excitement as you approach each vendor, all eager to give you a taste. All kinds of fresh produce and jams made locally. Walnuts and foie gras are specialities. There is also a clothing/antiques/local artisan market that is less impressive. It's along another street. After you finish at the Saturday morning market, take a self-guided walking tour and your day is complete. Please note that although it is a few blocks walk outside the Old Medieval City, it is worth visiting the Catholic Cemetery on Avenue Charles de Gaulle. There you will see personalized graves from fighters of the Resistance and prisoners of war from World War II.
Written October 25, 2018
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