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Discover Sarlat

Our campsite, located near Sarlat-la-Canéda, offers you the possibility to easily enjoy this magnificent medieval town. You can visit the heart of beautiful Sarlat which is only about ten minutes away. 

With more than 65 listed monuments and buildings, this town is a real historical treasure. Its preserved ancient architecture goes perfectly well with the Périgord gastronomy and the numerous activities offered throughout the year.  

If you are thinking about visiting Sarlat-la-Canéda, be sure to participate in our selection of unmissable activities. Start by exploring the old town where each windy street takes you through different centuries. The town is so well preserved that you will appreciate every nook and cranny. 

Tip: so you don’t miss anything, obtain the paper guide offered by the Tourist Information Office.

The monuments

Sarlat does not shelter less than 66 listed monuments! If you have time, you will not regret visiting these many buildings, such as the Saint-Sacerdos Cathedral or even the impressive Lantern of the Dead which has an amazing design. The ancient St Mary’s Church offers a fantastic view of the flat stone roofs thanks to its panoramic lift. Don’t miss the Château de Puymartin either, located out with the fortifications, and the Gisson Mannor, a real jewel in the heart of the old town which contains the 17th century Sarladaise bourgeoisie museum.

The land of Sarlat

Visit Sarlat one Wednesday or Saturday to enjoy its lively market. Set up at the Place de la Liberté, you will discover many stalls offering handmade and regional products. It is the ideal place to taste the delights of the local gastronomy such as truffles, boletus mushrooms and foie gras. Don’t forget to visit the Noyeraie du Landers (Landers Walnut Orchard) for a visit and a tasting session. A free shuttle is made available from the Pré de Cordy school to access the centre.

The activities

Furthermore, Sarlat offers a multitude of events. You can enjoy the unmissable events such as the truffle and walnut celebrations, the theatre and games festival, and the film festival. The commune holds many surprises such as the Journées du Terroir and La Ringueta. All these activities offer a unique opportunity to discover the rich cultural heritage of the Périgord.

The history of Sarlat

The city developed around an abbey which is now the Sain-Sacerdos Cathedral. In the 13th century, Sarlat acquired a civil administration with the creation of a consulate. The 14th century was marked by events such as the construction of fortifications and the transformation of the abbey into a cathedral. In 1952, the famous theatre and games festival was created and in 1965, Sarlat became the first town in France to apply Malraux Law in order to preserve its heritage.