Architecture sights in Sarlat La Canéda
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This 16th-century timber-framed house opposite the cathedral is the birthplace of the writer Étienne de la Boétie (1530–63).
Two medieval courtyards, the Cour des Fontaines and the Cour des Chanoines, can be reached via an alleyway off rue Tourny. Duck down the passage from Cour des Chanoines to the Chapelle des Pénitents Bleus, a Romanesque chapel that provided the architectural inspiration for the cathedral.
Nearby is the Jardin des Enfeus, Sarlat's first cemetery, and the rocket-shaped Lanterne des Morts (Lantern of the Dead), built to honour a visit by St Bernard, one of the founders of the Cistercian order, in 1147.