Sarlat tourism and travel guide

Photo of Sarlat in Dordogne

Visit Sarlat: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Sarlat is the historic capital of the region, and perhaps the most remarkable and intact historic town in France. Highly recommended!

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Sarlat. For detailed visitor information see the Sarlat travel guide.

Sarlat is situated in the Dordogne department and Aquitaine region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the south-west of France at 51 kilometres from Perigueux, the department capital (general information: Sarlat is 449 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Sarlat include "town of art and history", "secteur sauvegarde" and "recommended detour". It is unusual for a town to have 3 awards, which indicates how important Sarlat is as a tourist destination!

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Montfort at 6 km and Vitrac and Vitrac Port at 7 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Sarlat, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Sarlat in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Dordogne

Map of places to visit near Sarlat

Markets in and near Sarlat

Market days in Sarlat: weekly market: Wednesday & Saturday all day;

  • Sarlat: market Wednesday & Saturday all day (0km)
  • Domme: market Thursday (10km)
  • Saint-Cyprien: market Sunday (14km)
  • Gourdon (Lot): market Thursday - seasonal market only (15km)
  • Gourdon (Lot): market Saturday (15km)
  • Les Eyzies: market Monday all day - seasonal market only (17km)
  • Montignac: market Wednesday & Saturday (20km)
  • Souillac: market Friday (21km)
  • Belves: market Saturday (21km)
  • Le Bugue: market Tuesday (23km)

More information about Sarlat, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Sarlat, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Sarlat.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Causses du Quercy (51km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint-Sardos (Sarlat) (0km)
  • Eglise notre-Dame de Nativité (Cenac-et-Saint-Julien) (10km)
  • Notre Dame des Cordeliers (Gourdon) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léonce (Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere) (17km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Amand de Coly (Saint-Amand-de-Coly) (19km)
  • Abbaye Sainte Marie (Souillac) (21km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Belves) (21km)
  • Eglise de saint-Pierre (Audrix) (21km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Martial (Paunat) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Hilaire et Eglise de Saint-Nicholas (Tremolat) (30km)
  • Eglise Sainte-Croix (Beaumont-du-Perigord) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Carennac) (41km)
  • Eglise Saint Etienne de la Cité (Perigueux) (51km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame (Chancelade) (56km)
  • Ancien Prieuré de Merlande (La Chapelle-Gonaguet) (57km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Marqueyssac (9km)
  • Jardins du château de Caudon (10km)
  • Jardins de l'Albarède (12km)
  • Jardins du Manoir d'Eyrignac (13km)
  • Jardin de Conty (16km)
  • Jardins du château de Losse (17km)
  • Jardin de la Daille (21km)
  • Jardins de la Bourlie (23km)
  • Jardin de Planbuisson (25km)
  • Jardins de l'Imaginaire (27km)
  • Jardins du château de Hautefort (42km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte du Grand Roc (17km)
  • Gouffre de la Fage (34km)
  • Gouffre de Padirac (42km)
  • Gouffre des Vitarelles (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Le rocher des aigles (eagles) (33km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Sarlat

Canton: Sarlat-la-Canéda

Arrondissement: Sarlat-la-Canéda

Department: Dordogne

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 24200

Distance to Sarlat

from Perigueux (prefecture): 51 km

from Paris: 449 km

from Calais: 675 km

from Nice: 499 km

from Bordeaux: 141 km

from Strasbourg: 645 km

Getting here

Sarlat is in the south-west of France. Most visitors fly into the airports at either Bergerac (or Bordeaux). Alternatively to drive from the cross-channel ports takes around 9-11 hours. For driving distances to Sarlat from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beynac, Proissans, Saint-Andre-D'Allas, Saint-Vincent-le-Paluel and Sainte-Nathalene.

This page in French: Visiter Sarlat