Sarlat | Things to See and Do in Sarlat the Dordogne
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RAMPARTS – HANGMAN’S TOWER – RUE DUSIEGE | SARLAT
A high arched gateway leads to the outer boulevard which was once a dry moat. The Hangman’s Tower from the 16th C is one of the last two remaining towers out of the eighteen which once protected the city. The Tourist Office has tours of the things to see and do in Sarlat.
PASSAGE HENRI DE SEGOGNE – IMPASSE DES VIOLETTES – PLACE ANDRE MALRAUX
This ancient quarter was restored after the Malraux law on the Protection of Historical Towns, was passed on 4th August 1962. Several houses dating from the 13th, 15th and 16th C. with half timber. corbels and stone roofs. The Tourist Office has various guides to the things to see and do in Sarlat.
The famous Sarlat markets are held twice a week in the old town. Wednesday mornings are dedicated to food with the local produce providers setting up there stalls in and around Place de la Liberte. On a Saturday the food producers are back in and around Place de la Liberte in the morning until around 1pm. General traders with a variety of goods can be found along rue de la Republique for the entire day. The Tourist Office can give directions to all the things to see and do in Sarlat.
SARLAT COVERED MARKET
In St Marys Church sells a selection of local produce. Open hours are Off season : everyday (except on Thursday) from 8.30 am to 1 pm. High season : everyday from 8.30am to 2pm. On Friday : from 9.30 am to 8 pm.
SARLAT TRUFFLE & FOIE GRAS MARKETS
Place Boissarie (near the covered market on Saturday from 9 am to 12 am, in December, January and February.
The gardeners of Sarlat take great pride in the gardens that come under their care – even the round abouts within the town are a work of art. The Public Gardens are a delightful place to visit for a picnic or a just a stroll. They can be found on Boulevard Henri Arlet. The Tourist Office has tours of the things to see and do in Sarlat.
SARLAT TRUFFLE FESTIVAL
Third week in January. Includes cooking demonstration with a focus on Foie Gras and Truffles.
SARLAT FEST de l’ OIE
Third Sunday in February Sarlat celebrates its emblem with a goose fair.
Every 2 years on Whit Sunday Festival celebrating the traditional games of the past.
SARLAT JOURNEES DU TERRIOR
Held in May A two day market with local produce.
SARLAT FETE DE LA MUSIQUE
National music day on the 21st June every year throughout the medieval town.
SARLAT THEATRE FESTIVAL
One of the eldest theatre festivals in France with performances held throughout the old town. Runs from the second week in July to the first week of August.
SARLAT PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
In July and August.
European Heritage Day; 3rd week-end in September. In the evening “Sarlat’s heritage beneath the stars”
SARLAT MOVIE FESTIVAL – Mid-November.
CHRISTMAS MARKET – and outdoor skating rink: December
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