One of the most beautiful town in France
When it comes to the question to know what is the most beautiful town in France, there are surely many candidates. And it is always difficult to choose one town amongst all these beautiful towns of France. But one thing is sure, Sarlat always end up in the very top choices. Sarlat-la-Canéda, 40 minutes drive from the campsite Moulin du Bel-Air, is a picturesque medieval town in Dordogne. When you arrive in Sarlat, you are immediately amazed by the perfect state of presxervation of the old town. Its golden-stone buildings, cobbled steets and lauze roofs have been kept in a perfect shape throughout the ages.
66 listed monuments in Sarlat
You can visit Sarlat in half-a-day if you wish so. But if you like History and Heritage, you might think it is a bit short. Indeed, Sarlat has plenty of buildings to be visited. There are 66 historical monuments that have been listed. Among them, do not miss the cathedral of Sarlat or the Manoir de Gisson. In the church Sainte-Marie, you can get to the top of the tower with an elevator. There, you can enjoy a unique view on the city. The perfect place to realise the richness of Sarlat’s heritage.
Dordogne’s gastronomy in Sarlat’s market
Dordogne is a country of good food where markets are an institution. In Sarlat, a traditionnal market takes place on wednesday and saturday morning. It is the place to taste some of the delicous Dordogne specialities such as ceps, truffles, honey, nuts, duck or wine. In the former Sainte-Marie church, you can also vist the covered market, open everyday except thursday (and even thursday in July and August). If you want organic products, there is also an organic market on thursday evening (4pm to 8 pm).