Sarlat-la-Canéda, the medieval city

Located between the Dordogne and Vézère rivers, Sarlat-la-Canéda, more commonly known as Sarlat, is a medieval town and the capital of the Périgord Noir region. It’s located in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, and more precisely in the pretty Dordogne département, on the edge of the Causses du Quercy.

Today, Sarlat is one of Europe’s most beautiful medieval towns, with no fewer than 66 listed monuments: Couvent de l’Ordre de Notre-Dame, Ancienne église Sainte-Marie, Hôtel de ville …

Thousand-year-old architectureand culinary traditions of the Lot

To stroll through its narrow streets is to read almost a thousand years of authentic architecture, where cobblestones and slate roofs are the predominant features of this warm, blonde stone…

Rooted in the heart of its terroir, Sarlat is the ideal place to discover Périgourdine gastronomy: a paradise of truffles, porcini mushrooms, foie gras, confits, pâtés and fine charcuterie, the Périgourdins have maintained this great culinary tradition for centuries, a veritable quintessence of aromas and flavors that you’ll find at the magnificent Sarlat market.

Sarlat’s twice-weekly Wednesday and Saturday morning markets are a must for all gourmets. All year round, and depending on the season, foie gras, ceps, confits and magrets, truffles, walnuts, strawberries and other delicious local produce delight visitors’ taste buds.

The atmosphere is convivial, the stalls colorful, the scents omnipresent, with the backdrop of the beautiful city with its exceptional architectural heritage.

Climate, rolling landscapes dotted with evergreen oaks, the charm of villages rich in history and old ochre stone houses are just some of the reasons why our visitors are so attracted.

But what makes the Sarlat region so special is its delicious blend of history, culture and traditions… This unique blend is perfectly illustrated by communes such as Beynac et Cazenac, La Roque Gageac, Vitrac-Montfort and Marcillac Saint Quentin.