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A 3 night stay to explore the surrounding countryside

Lovely old town,unspoilt by 'ticky tacky' tourist shops. Another lovely medieval town,with narrow... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Abbotsford, Canada
What an amazing place..

This is by far THE best medieval town I have ever been to. We had no idea this existed until we got... read more

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24200, Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
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All reviews old town foie gras medieval city every corner saturday market restaurants and cafes narrow streets beautiful architecture market days lovely shops shops selling yellow sandstone street entertainers wander around the tourist information office wonderful town steeped in history
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely old town,unspoilt by 'ticky tacky' tourist shops. Another lovely medieval town,with narrow lanes,beautiful old buildings and lots of great restaurants

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is by far THE best medieval town I have ever been to. We had no idea this existed until we got there..what a fabulous surprise.. we were here at the end of the season and most restaurants had closed shop, the town was quiet,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sarlat is the best of what France can offer a visitor. It's unbelievably beautiful and so much wonderful food.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 333meg
Reviewed November 3, 2018

I never would’ve bothered to come here if it weren’t for Rick Steves. Yes it’s another medieval town, but this one has charm, an elevator with views, and so much more.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank TravelinSuz
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Vieux Sarlat was quaint and charming. it really felt as though I had walking onto a painting. Stopping at a cafe and taking the time to people watch is a must. Also, bring your camera!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Coffy B
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

We came to Sarlat after a wine River Cruise in Bordeaux, and were so glad we did. This city is so incredibly charming and picturesque. Every corner you turn is more beautiful than the next. There are many restaurants and stores, and the people are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

We stayed for a week and soaked up the atmosphere of Sarlat. It is wonderful and you can easily day trip around the Dordogne from this hub. Everything is close and afternoons in the square are relaxing and enjoyable with a glass of wine and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ed T
Reviewed October 25, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

We stayed in the town so we could go to the Wednesday market. We all really enjoyed it - even our 6 year old. The town trail is good from the tourist office.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Miner1984
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Many 14th and 15th century houses in the old town with beautiful courtyards, Coeur des Fontaines and Coeur des Chanoines especially.Behind the Cathedral in the 12th century Lanterne des Morts.

Date of experience: October 2018
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June 17, 2018|
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Response from Sjaak68 | Reviewed this property |
Type in “Rue de la Republique” in your Sat Nav and you’ll find a relative quiet long street, with free parking spaces and at a max 5 minute walk from the old city centre.
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Response from Mark K | Reviewed this property |
About 1.5 hours normal route and yes you can get there toll free but will take you a bit longer but you will go through superb scenery
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Response from LesH211 | Reviewed this property |
Easiest (and free) is to park in rue Camille Claudel just off avenue de Selves (a main artery into Sarlat) and then it's an easy stroll into the old centre.