A walk through Sarlat-la-Canéda, France

On my France trip this summer I got to visit a lot of amazing places. Sarlat-la-Canéda being one of them!

Just a postcard motive/artsy shot/close up/composition… ya know me!

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!

The main road

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!

Parts of Sarlat are located a little uphill..getting your cardio in;-)

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.

One of the older houses. For me this house looks like it could win a role as the house of the beast in “Beauty and the Beast”. Do you agree?

The city was a trade town back in the middle ages ruled by the Ancient Régime of the Bourbons in France.

The hôtel de ville (town hall) of Sarlat.

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…

The cathedral of Sarlat.


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.

Some shots against the sun…

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.

A super cute and cozy place..

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! 

XO Little Sunshine

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Hey there beautiful people of the internet! I am a young student studying Biochemistry in Germany and blogging as I travel the world in my free time. I have a passion for all things travel, fitness, books and getting to know the lives of people from all over the world. I blog mostly about my travels, honestly and openly sharing my experiences. Sometimes I sprinkle a little bit of Fitness content in there as well, as I am also a certified personal trainer. So come join me in the ride that is this weird and crazy thing called life. I'm happy to have you here :) XO Little Sunshine

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