Discover Sarlat

Sarlat-la-Canéda, or simply Sarlat, is a French town located in the Dordogne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. The town is famous for its well-preserved medieval historic center, with narrow golden stone streets, churches, picturesque squares and local culinary specialties like foie gras and truffles. Sites of interest in Sarlat include the Saint-Sacerdos cathedral, the clock tower and the Maison de la Boétie. The city attracts many visitors from all over the world each year.

The historical heritage of Sarlat

The city is known for having the highest density of listed historical monuments!

As you stroll through the cobbled streets of the medieval city, be sure to look up to see the architectural wealth of the monuments. With its history going back to the Middle Ages, Sarlat has an exceptional heritage to photograph.

This city of Art and History was the first protected area in France to be restored thanks to the Malraux law of 1962. It is easy to understand why, since 1928, famous filmmakers have decided to use the medieval settings of Sarlat as filming locations for many cult films.

Vu marché à Sarlat dans le Périgord noir


In Sarlat-la-Canéda, welcome to the city of gourmet pleasures! Between the stores of producers and regional products, the markets of Sarlat are a must to taste the specialties of the Périgord gastronomy! Throughout the year, discover the capital of the Périgord Noir at the rhythm of its great events. Along with the animations and activities to do with your family, get ready to share a moment under the sign of conviviality.

The Great Events to come in Sarlat

Paque à Sarlat Périgord noir

April 9, 2023

Easter egg hunt in Sarlat

Every year on Easter Monday, the city of Sarlat organizes a goose egg hunt in the medieval city

Ville de Sarlat Périgord noir

18 > 19 May 2023

The "Journées du Terroir" in Sarlat

For the great gourmets, the “Journées du Terroir” of Sarlat are made for you! The association of the “Journées du Terroir”, the Town Hall and the Tourist Office of Sarlat

Ville de Sarlat Périgord noir

in June 2024

The Ringueta of Sarlat

In Sarlat, the Ringueta, a festival of old games, is held every two years on the place de la grande Rigaudie, at the entrance to the medieval city. Two days to try the games…

Ville de Sarlat Périgord noir

In May

Festival des Arts en Folie

The Festival des Arts en Folie de Sarlat is a strong cultural event which allows every individual to participate in

Ville de Sarlat Périgord noir

July 17 > August 2

Theater Games Festival

Theater lovers, you are in the right place! The Festival des Jeux du Théâtre de Sarlat is the first theater festival in Aquitaine and one of the most renowned in Sarlat

Ville de Sarlat Périgord noir

16 > 17 September

Heritage Days in Sarlat

The 3rd weekend of September, we meet during the European Heritage Days to discover the richness of the city of Sarlat differently!

Ville de Sarlat Périgord noir

September 23, 24 and 25


In September, Péri’Meuh Sarlat invites the agricultural world, from the department and beyond, to take over the capital of the Périgord Noir!

sortie à Sarlat Périgord noir

November 7 > 11

Sarlat Film Festival

Every year, in mid-November, film lovers have an appointment at the Sarlat Film Festival.

Noel à Sarlat Périgord noir

From December 7 to 31, 2022

Christmas in Sarlat

Sarlat gives you the opportunity to experience an original and incredible Christmas market in the heart of the Périgord Noir. Next to the traditional Christmas markets.

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