Life at Sarlat

Sarlat-la-Canéda is an exceptionally beautiful medieval town, renowned for its cobbled streets, golden stone buildings and lively atmosphere. By staying at La Maison du Notaire Royal, you will be ideally located to explore the treasures of Sarlat, as well as the region's many notable sites, including castles, prehistoric caves, picturesque markets and much more.

Périgord benefits from four major assets:

    • The old stones: that is to say its medieval castles, its churches and its small villages, Roque-Gageac, Castelnaud, Beynac, the Fortified House of Reignac, the troglodyte fort of La Roque Saint Christophe...Rocamadour.

    • Gardens: gardens and topiary art such as the gardens of the Manoir d'Eyrignac, the gardens of Marqueyssac or other more romantic and confidential ones such as the water gardens of Carsac, the gardens of the Licorne in Les Eyzies, the gardens of Cadiot etc…

    • Prehistory: major sites such as the caves of Lascaux, Fond de Gaume, the hundred mammoths in Rouffignac, Combarelles or even the Sorcier in Saint-Cirq and the fabulous and moving cave of Pech-Merle in the Lot. Splendid collections of prehistoric tools generally illustrate these sites.

    • Gastronomy, but there, if we had to mention all the culinary treasures of the region... It is better to come and taste them!

Sarlat is ideally located for a successful stay.

The day: the discovery of the Périgord Noir, the Lot and their riches;

In the evening: a journey through time with walks in the small gas-lit streets of the Middle Ages, gourmet or more convivial restaurants, street artists' games...

But Sarlat still has a thousand and one wonders: its Saint Sacerdos cathedral, its covered market in the Sainte-Marie church (and its panoramic elevator), its markets at the foot of the house on Wednesday and Saturday mornings and finally its cultural life with the theater games festival in the middle of summer, the film festival in November and its numerous painting and photography exhibitions