Top ChoiceMarket in Sarlat-la-Canéda

Weekly Markets

For an introductory French market experience, visit Sarlat’s heavily touristed Saturday market, which takes over the streets around Cathédrale St-Sacerdos. Depending on the season, delicacies include local...

Top ChoiceGastronomy in Sarlat-la-Canéda

Le Grand Bleu

This eminent Michelin-starred restaurant run by chef Maxime Lebrun is renowned for its creative cuisine, with elaborate menus making maximum use of luxury produce: truffles, lobster, turbot and scallops, with a...

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Place du Marché aux Oies

A life-size statue of three bronze geese stands in the centre of beautiful place du Marché aux Oies (Goose Market Sq), where live geese are still sold during the Fest’Oie. The square’s architecture is exceptional.

Farm in Sarlat-la-Canéda

L’Elevage du Bouyssou

The Dordogne is famous for its foie gras. You’ll see duck and goose farms dotted throughout the countryside, many of which offer guided tours and dégustation (tasting). L’Elevage du Bouyssou is a family-run farm...

Farm in Sarlat-la-Canéda

Moulin de la Tour

The humble noix (walnut) has been a prized product of the Dordogne for centuries, and is still used in many local recipes – cakes, puddings, pancakes and breads, as well as liqueurs and huile de noix (walnut...

Market in Sarlat-la-Canéda

Église Ste-Marie

Église Ste-Marie was ingeniously converted by acclaimed architect Jean Nouvel, whose parents still live in Sarlat, into the town’s touristy Marché Couvert. Its panoramic elevator (buy tickets at tourist office)...

Cathedral in Sarlat-la-Canéda

Cathédrale St-Sacerdos

Once part of Sarlat’s Cluniac abbey, the original abbey church was built in the 1100s, redeveloped in the early 1500s, and remodelled again in the 1700s, so it’s a real mix of styles. The belfry and western...

French in Sarlat-la-Canéda

Le Quatre Saisons

A reliable local favourite, hidden in a beautiful stone house on a narrow alley leading uphill from rue de la République. The food is honest and unfussy, taking its cue from market ingredients and regional...

Park in Sarlat-la-Canéda

Jardin des Enfeus

Behind the cathedral, the Jardin des Enfeus was Sarlat’s first cemetery. The rocket-shaped Lanterne des Morts may have been built to honour a visit by St Bernard in 1147, one of the founders of the Cistercian order.

Chateau in Sarlat-la-Canéda

Château de Puymartin

This impressive turreted château, 8km northwest of Sarlat, was first built in 1270, destroyed in 1358 during the Hundred Years War, and rebuilt around 1450. The ornate interior is furnished lavishly with mostly...

Historic Building in Sarlat-la-Canéda

Manoir de Gisson

Tour this mansion, dating from the 13th century, in the heart of Sarlat to get a taste of how the bourgeoisie lived. There's a cabinet of curiosities in the basement to entertain the kids.

Tower in Sarlat-la-Canéda

Lanterne des Morts

The Lanterne des Morts is a dramatic monument – it's shaped like a giant rocket – that was built to honour a visit by St Bernard, one of the founders of the Cistercian order, in 1147.

Square in Sarlat-la-Canéda

Cour des Chanoines

This attractive medieval courtyard can be reached via an alleyway off rue Tourny or from the Jardin des Enfeus. The passage from Cour des Chanoines leads to the Chapelle St-Benoît.

Square in Sarlat-la-Canéda

Cour des Fontaines

Appropriate to its name this picturesque medieval courtyard contains a bubbling fountain. You can find it down an alleyway off rue Tourny or reach it from the Cour des Chanoines.

Historic Building in Sarlat-la-Canéda

Maison de la Boétie

This striking 16th-century Italian Renaissance–style house opposite Cathédrale St-Sacerdos is the birthplace of writer Étienne de la Boétie (1530–63).

French in Sarlat-la-Canéda

Chez les Gaulois

The best of Sarlat's budget picks, come here for charcuterie, potatoes, salads and Savoy cheeses (fondue and Raclette) and nary a duck in sight.

Food & Drink in Sarlat-la-Canéda


Sarlat hosts this annual goose festival when live birds and market stalls fill the streets, and Sarlat’s top chefs prepare an outdoor banquet.

Market in Sarlat-la-Canéda

Organic Market

An atmospheric, largely organic night market operates on Thursdays in the medieval centre.