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.
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.