On my France trip this summer I got to visit a lot of amazing places. Sarlat-la-Canéda being one of them!
My stops before Sarlat:
We arrived in the evening just having enough time to take a walk through this medieval town. Let me take you along!
Sarlat-la-Canéda is located in the ancient Aquitaine and now called Département Dordogne. For more information on why there are two different names for the region, click here to read my post on it!
Sarlat-la-Canéda is in the Périgord noir. The city is a little bit of a tourist hot-spot of the region. People come here to look at the fascinating architecture here, which is dated between the 13th and 16th century.
The city was a trade town back in the middle ages ruled by the Ancient Régime of the Bourbons in France.
You can see on the pictures that the colors of this city are all in the brown tones: beige, black-brown, deep brown, dirty brown, light brown…
There is actually a tiny story that goes along with this. After we visited the Cathedral, we waited outside a little. Just when the holy mass was about to start a few armed soldiers took their places in front of the doors. I felt safe for sure, but also weird.
In the evening we ate at a place called: “L´instant délice” (located: 5 Rue des Consuls, 24200 Sarlat-la-Canéda) The food was really good, but the atmosphere was missing a little for me (that´s just me!). If you don´t care about atmosphere, but rather want some good food, then this is a place for you.
We chose a menu with four courses. This is the cheapest, most delicious and filling option! I really recommend taking Menus (of course only if you´re hungry!) when eating out in France. It´s very convenient!
When we were walking home in the evening…
…we noticed street artists everywhere. There were magicians (with large audiences), painters, musicians, people just putting on a show with a dog…there were so many people out there and each and every street artist had his/her own little to very big audience. We stayed to look at a magician for a while before leaving for our hotel to drop into bed.
That was my day in Sarlat-la-Canéda. Comment below if you´ve ever been here or would like to visit! Follow me to get notified of future posts!