Sarlat is one of the most visited towns in France.

Having travelled extensively in France, Alex Petrovic and Karen Edwards, from Everything Dordogne (www.everythingdorodgne.net) knew Sarlat in the Dordogne Valley was where they wanted to be as soon as they arrived, where they wanted to live and begin their B&B and property service for Australian travellers. The green rolling hills, the dark oak forests and the truffles they produce there and the incredible history of the region.

Of all the towns in the Dordogne, Sarlat has always been the favorite and the one that kept them coming back when holidaying in France. It has been beautifully preserved and offers a real insight into what medieval France must have been like. Sarlat also has a great variety of restaurants, festivals and bi-weekly farmers market which is quite famous in the area.

Top 5 ‘must sees’ in the region:

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1. Sarlat and Sarlat Market – Founded in the 12thC Sarlat is renowned as one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe and is simply stunning. The Sarlat Market showcases the best the region has to offer – a food lover’s haven.

 

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 More information on the Market

 

 

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2. Canoe the Dordogne from Vitrac to Beynac – This stretch of the river takes you past chateaux and ancient villages – it’s

the perfect introduction to the Dordogne

3. Domme – A Bastide Town where the Knight Templars were once imprisoned. Stunning views of the Dordogne Valley.

 

More information on Domme.

 

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4. Monpazier and Chateau Biron – Monpazier is a wonderful preserved Bastide town in the south of the region. Lunch in the town square in the summer and nearby Chateau Biron is a favourite and a must!

 

Monpazier attractions

Chateau Biron

 

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5. Chateau Castelnaud and Chateau Beynac – Two of the great defensives Chateaux of France.

Chateau Castelnaud

 

Chateau Beynac