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A Périgord weekend in Sarlat and its surroundings

A Périgord weekend in Sarlat and its surroundings

Capital of the Périgord Noir, Sarlat-la-Canéda will charm you as much by its gastronomic and cultural pleasures as by its architectural beauty and its natural setting teeming with prehistoric sites. Art, history, nature and gastronomy are waiting for you for a varied and full weekend!

Visit the medieval town of Sarlat-la-Canéda.


Tourist office of the town of Sarlat Then, direction Sarlat-la-Canéda for the visit of this pretty medieval town, of art and history. You will be able to walk the alleys of the Middle Ages and visit the abbey at the origin of the foundation of the city. You will discover the architectural evolution of Sarlat over the centuries: the numerous monuments in the Gothic style rub shoulders with the private mansions of the 16th century, the best known being the house of Boëtie (on the photo above).

Discovery of Perigord gastronomy.


Mathieux Anglada Obviously, visiting Sarlat and its surroundings also means going to the farmer's market and delighting your palate with tastings of all kinds. To discover the specialties of the Périgord region, you can for example take the map of the Périgord foie gras route and meet local producers or even visit a truffle (in Saint Cyprien, in the hamlet of Pechalifour for example , visits are organized) to unravel the mystery of truffle farming.

Exploration of the Vézère valley.


Sébastien Debarge In terms of natural sites, you will not be disappointed to discover the Vezère valley, in the heart of the Périgord Noir. Listed by UNESCO, this valley contains prehistoric remains. In addition to enjoying the magnificent landscape of this valley, you can visit caves (for example the Combarelles cave in Les Eyzies), troglodyte sites (such as the troglodyte village of La Roque St Christophe) and prehistoric deposits (such as that of Castel Merle in the photo above).

Happiness on the Périgord plate.


Tourist office of the city of Sarlat Back in Sarlat, you will have deserved a good gastronomic meal in the restaurant "Le grand bleu". The chef will delight your taste buds by subtly and creatively revisiting the gourmet traditions of the region.