Sarlat tourism and travel guide

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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!

Sarlat is situated in the Dordogne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

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.

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!

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Montfort at 6 km and Vitrac and Vitrac Port at 7 km.

Sarlat, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau de Puymartin

Chateau de Puymartin

Castle at 6 km (direction west-north-west)

The views, the furnishings and the legend of a resident ghost all...

See Chateau de Puymartin guide
Chateau de Montfort

Chateau de Montfort

Castle at 6 km (direction south-south-east)

Close to Sarlat, the Chateau de Montfort is an imposing setting above...

See Chateau de Montfort guide
Vitrac and Vitrac Port

Vitrac and Vitrac Port

at 7 km (direction south)

Vitrac is a quiet village next to Vitrac Port which has a...

See Vitrac and Vitrac Port guide
Les Jardins d'eau

Les Jardins d'eau

Garden at 7 km (direction south-east)

The Jardins d'eau in Carsac-Aillac is a stunning water garden with a...

See Les Jardins d'eau guide


at 7 km (direction south-east)

Carsac-Aillac is home to the Jardins d'eau de Carsac and also has...

See Carsac-Aillac guide
The Jardin de la Ferme Fleurie

The Jardin de la Ferme Fleurie

Garden at 7 km (direction south-south-west)

The Jardin de la Ferme Fleurie is a colourful garden in the...

See The Jardin de la Ferme Fleurie guide
La Roque-Gageac

La Roque-Gageac

Most Beautiful Village at 8 km (direction south-south-west)

The picture-postcard village of La Roque-Gageac is along the banks of the...

See La Roque-Gageac guide
Chateau de Beynac

Chateau de Beynac

Castle at 8 km (direction west-south-west)

High on a clifftop and beautifully restored, the Chateau de Beynac is...

See Chateau de Beynac guide
Cabanes du Breuil

Cabanes du Breuil

at 8 km (direction west-north-west)

The Cabanes du Breuil are ancient farm buildings made from dry stone...

See Cabanes du Breuil guide


Most Beautiful Village at 8 km (direction west-south-west)

One of the most beautiful villages in France and also with stunning...

See Beynac guide
Jardins de Marqueyssac

Jardins de Marqueyssac

Garden at 9 km (direction south-west)

The beautiful gardens of Marqueyssac are the most visited gardens in Aquitaine...

See Jardins de Marqueyssac guide
Saint Vincent de Cosse

Saint Vincent de Cosse

at 9 km (direction west-south-west)

Saint Vincent de Cosse is a charming village with some beautiful houses...

See Saint Vincent de Cosse guide
Jardins du manoir d'Eyrignac

Jardins du manoir d'Eyrignac

Garden at 10 km (direction east-north-east)

The Gardens of the Manoir d'Eyrignac are a remarkable garden with large...

See Jardins du manoir d'Eyrignac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 10 km (direction south)

Domme is a beautiful hilltop village with an extensive cave system, and...

See Domme guide

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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)

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Tourist attractions near Sarlat, France

What to do at Sarlat? 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

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

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

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

Sarlat is in the south-west of France at 51 kilometres from Perigueux, the department capital (general information: Sarlat is 449 kilometres from Paris).

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

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