Sarlat-la-Caneda simply called Sarlat is the sub-prefecture of the department of the Dordogne. To discover Sarlat means to be spellbound at a historic city and the flavors of a small town full of charms where a million and a half visitors come there every year. This consequent attendance, which has merited the site to be the most visited of the department, comes partly from the legends merged with the facts towards him.
According to the history, the city has indeed radiated around a Benedictine abbey which testifies the resistance of the edifice to all the tests related to the raids of Vikings. She would be the only one still standing in the Perigord.
Among the most numerous tourists, northern Europeans distinguish themselves during holidays. The reason is perhaps to appreciate personnally the passion of the Anglo-Saxons who came to settle down massively in the region during the Hundred Years War.
The enchantment of this city then comes from master's lodgings or wooden penatoes that it disposes. To these beautiful residences are added the historic buildings to form the stamp of the city. It is distinguished by the walls of gilded stones, its statutes of the owners or its roofs of lauze. A small garden scattered everywhere embellishes the frame.
In addition to the dynamism and the success of the municipality because of the exceptional architectural quality of its monuments, to stroll the small town center reveals its picturesque alleys and its shaded plots. The place of Liberty is the essential center of the city where it is good to have a delicious coffee terrace.
Sarlat is also known for its markets of which the most important is in this place. You can buy figs, nuts or oils, but especially foie gras. Gourmands and gourmets find their happiness, they will even be advised on the right choice and the best ways to concoct it.
For lovers of truffles, the Saturday morning from December to mid-March is the rendez-vous. Individuals are entitled to their fresh truffles offered by the Groupement des Trufficulteurs du Périgord Noir. Otherwise, specialists ensure their control.