Must visit in the near La Paille Basse, Sarlat is a lively town throughout the year, but even more, to the summertime.
The capital of the Dordogne is a city rich in history and the architecture that follows, especially medieval times and early Renaissance that left many traces. In the heart of town, are linked cobbled streets and alleys, squares and mansions with lace architecture
Witness the famous house La Boétie, which is decorated with a slate roof. The rich heritage remained more or less intact, demonstrates the strength and perseverance of Sarlat to remain large and dynamic, despite the various attacks it has suffered. Gastronomy is certainly no slouch in Sarlat. You will have the opportunity to judge yourself, by heading to the Square « Liberte » which is the nerve center of the famous market of Sarlat.
Search also the Saint Sacerdos cathedral, which shows the religious significance of Sarlat at the time of monastic lordship. Sarlat, in all battles, will be both protected by the castles of Beynac and Castelnaud, and also serve as weapon hiding, armed personnel reserve and food stock. The beautiful town of Sarlat is not exempted from the hands of the English, from which it gets rid by rallying to the King of France. This only lasts a time, as attacks are multiplied, and Sarlat finds himself besieged several times. Today Sarlat is an indisputable national example of conservation of the built heritage that has defied all forms of modernization.