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Sarlat: what to do, what to see…

What are the things you really need to do, see and taste in Sarlat? From the duck breast to the Périgord strawberries, the Bergerac wines to black truffles, the castles overlooking the Dordogne to the prehistoric caves, here's a list of all the things - big and small - you shouldn't miss out on in the town of Sarlat and its surroundings.

You're sure to come away with high spirits and...a full stomach!
Sarlat: what to do, what to see…

What to see

  • Old Sarlat
  • Saint Mary's Church
  • The Cathedral of Saint Sacerdos
  • The Lantern of the Dead
  • The Breuil cabins in Saint-André-d’Allas
  • The Truffle Market
  • The Foie-Gras Market
  • The Viaduct
  • The Statue of the Three Geese
  • The Onlooker of Sarlat Statue

What to do

  • Wander around the open-air market on Wednesdays and Saturdays
  • Shop in the covered market
  • Make your Walnut Oil at the Noyeraies du Lander Mill
  • Visit the Manor of Gisson
  • Go for a bike ride along the Green Nature Trail
  • Go on a canoe ride
  • Fly in a hot air balloon http://www.montgolfiere-chateaux.fr/
  • The Christmas Market
  • The Fest’oie Goose Festival
  • The Truffle Festival

And nearby:

  • The Lascaux Caves
  • A river cruise on a traditional 'Gabarre' boat (La Roque Gageac)
  • The Castle of Fénelon
  • The Castle of Hautefort
  • The Castle of Beynac
  • The Castle of Milandes
  • The Gardens of Eyrignac
  • The Hanging Gardens of Marqueyssac
  • The Castle of Castelnaud
  • The Domme Grotto
  • The village of La Roque Gageac
  • The Perigord Walnut Ecomuseum in Castelanaud-La-Chapelle
  • The Castle of Montbazillac
  • The Small Train from Domme
  • Tree-top courses at the Monkey Forest in Carsac-Aillac
  • The Water Garden in Carsac-Aillac
  • The Girault Pastels Manufacturoy www.pastelsgirault.com
Sarlat: what to do, what to see…

What to eat

  • Périgord Duck Livers
  • Périgord Black Truffles
  • Duck Breasts and Confits
  • Périgord Strawberries
  • Chestnuts
  • A Périgord Walnut Pie
  • Cèpe Mushrooms
  • The Tourain (a traditional soup)
  • L’Enchaud potted pork (charcuterie)
  • Sarladaises sautéed potatos
  • Bergerac wines
  • Perigord Cabécou (cheese)
  • Trappe d’Echourgnac (cheese)
  • Stuffed Goose Neck
  • Chocolate-coated caramelized walnuts from La Maison Laval

What to bring back

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