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Sarlat Gourmet Tour & Market Visit with Tastings

1. Sarlat Gourmet Tour & Market Visit with Tastings

Welcome to Sarlat, one of the most fascinating small towns of France. Take a tour on market day and follow your guide through the winding streets and stroll through the colorful stalls as he introduces you to local delicacies. In addition, discover all the main sites the town has to offer including the Lantern of the Dead, Saint Sacerdos Cathedral, Saint Mary church and covered market, the house of La Boétie and so much more. The Dordogne is world-renowned for its traditional gastronomy. High quality products used to prepare local cuisine include foie gras, duck and goose dishes, the famous black truffles of the Périgord, chestnuts, walnuts (which have been awarded their own AOC Label) and Périgord strawberries. Learn about the Bergerac and Monbazillac wines (13 of which are AOC) which are produced from top grape varities that are neighbors to the Grands Crus Classés of Bordeaux. Your tour will include stops where you will tast delicious specialities of the region including duck, cheese, walnuts and wine. It's the perfect way to explore the tastes of the area and learn more about Sarlat and the Dordogne.

Sarlat-la-Canéda: Dordogne Valley Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

2. Sarlat-la-Canéda: Dordogne Valley Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Discover the great sites of the "Golden Triangle" on this unique sightseeing tour with live commentary. After meeting in Sarlat-la-Canéda it's only a short drive to the Dordogne Valley, where you'll visit many fascinating historic sites. Admire Richard the Lionheart's castle at Beynac, and stop at the foot of Castelnaud Castle, an impressive fortress occupied by the English during the Hundred Years' War. Then take a guided tour of La Roque Gageac, one of the most beautiful villages in France, built into the cliffs along the Dordogne river. Afterwards, continue to the hilltop village of Domme for breathtaking panoramic views over the surrounding area. Walk around the village to get a feel for the local atmosphere.  Visit the medieval village of Montfort. Stop at a romanesque church from the 12th century, built on an ancient site of Celtic worship, before returning to Sarlat-la-Canéda.

Sarlat: Half-Day Skip-the-Line Lascaux IV Tour

3. Sarlat: Half-Day Skip-the-Line Lascaux IV Tour

Discover the brand new Lascaux IV International Center of Parietal Art. The museum itself is a triumph of modern technology: unlike any other cave visits, Lascaux 4 employs different set designs, displays, state-of-the-art interactive workshops and immersive technology to bring it to life. For the very first time, all of Lascaux Cave will be revealed. This new center features an interactive gallery experience that blends art, history, and culture with intelligence and sensitivity. At the heart of the experience, you will discover a life-size, state-of-the-art facsimile cave that reveals the wonders of Lascaux as they were first seen. In 2018, the museum was listed in Time Magazine’s "100 Greatest Places to Visit", saying “The Snohetta-designed complex features some 600 prehistoric paintings and 1,000 engravings, all painstakingly re-created by a team of two dozen artists working from physical castings and advanced 3D digital scans or the original artwork”. Following your visit and some time for personal discovery, the tour will also take you along the Vezere Valley, where you will stop in Les Eyzies and Saint Léon village.

From Sarlat: Padirac Chasm and Rocamadour Day Trip

4. From Sarlat: Padirac Chasm and Rocamadour Day Trip

Begin your journey of the Lot Region at Sarlat’s central Place Pasteur, where you will be greeted by your English-speaking guide who will take care of you throughout the day. Head straight to the Padirac Chasm, or Cave, the region’s most iconic natural underground reservoir of water, and second longest chasm network in the world after the Sac Actun in Yucatán province in Mexico. There, your guide will take you down into the network of underground caves and rivers for a boat ride and a walk. Look up to admire the gigantic limestone stalactites and stalagmites adorning the walls and marvel at the magnificent crystal-clear blue waters beneath you. Next, head to the dramatic clifftop village of Rocamadour, a UNESCO world heritage site, famous for its complex of religious buildings, and medieval houses. Enjoy free time here to see its splendid castle, churches, sanctuaries, and magnificent towers. Depending on when you arrive at the village, either enjoy a relaxed hilltop lunch (not included in the price of the tour) at one of the many restaurants offering stunning panoramic views of the Alzou Canyon beneath you or go on a walking tour of the village with your guide and learn about the rich history of the region.

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What people are saying about Sarlat-la-Canéda

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 31 reviews

Driver Benoit was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and informative. Lascaux IV was well presented. The replica cave and guide were very good. The workshop exhibits gave a greater understanding of how the art was created.

We enjoyed learning about the history of Sarlat and the food tastings that were paired with local wines. Our guide was very informative and had a great sense of humor!

David was an excellent guide he took the time to explain the area sites and even provided us access to a special location that is not public accessible.

Our guide was friendly and very informative. The tastings were lovely and he recommended a fabulous restaurant for lunch that we really enjoyed.

Martin was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and very nice to spend time with.