A picturesque tangle of honey-coloured buildings, alleyways and secret squares make up the beautiful town of Sarlat-la-Canéda, which boasts some of the region's best-preserved medieval architecture and makes the perfect base for exploring the Vézère Valley. Unsurprisingly. it's a favourite location for film directors, but it's also firmly on the tourist radar, and you might find it dificult to appreciate the town's charms among the summer throngs.
Sarlat-la-Canéda destination guides
Cycle the Dordogne
Discover the picturesque Dordogne region by bike
Walking in the Dordogne
Explore the picturesque Dordogne region on foot with its many beautiful villages and medieval castles