Located to the east of the department between Dordogne and Vézère, Sarlat is now one of the most beautiful medieval ensembles in Europe. Protected from modernism by the law Malraux, Sarlat has preserved the picturesque nature of its alleys and the beauty of its monuments.
The city holds a record number of historic monuments classified or listed in the national inventory with 65 monuments and protected buildings. To go through its alleys is to read almost a thousand years of authentic architecture.
Sarlat is the ideal place to discover the gastronomy Périgourdine, a paradise of truffles, mushrooms, foie gras, candies, pies, and fine delicatessens. The city is very lively throughout the year with its bi-weekly markets on a Wednesday and Saturday morning, and is a must visit when staying in the region.