Capital of black Périgord, Sarlat is a historic admirably preserved city, famous for the finery of its monuments dating essentially from the medieval period and the beginning of the Renaissance (XIIIth to XVIth centuries). The city center with wonderful homogeneity consists of a maze of little roads and picturesque alleys, small shaded squares, lined with mansions with lauze roofs of which the most famous are the house of La Boétie, the hotel du Barry, the Savignac hotel, the Présidial. The cathedral Saint-Sacerdos and the Bishops’ palace remind us that Sarlat was for several centuries an episcopal city. Sarlat was the first city of France to benefit from the law Malraux in 1964.

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