Dordogne

Sarlat-la-Canéda

by Bert Schwarz

Sarlat-la-Canéda lies in the east of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine, between the valleys of Dordogne and Vézère and is the destination in the Périgord Noir that should not be missed.

Sarlat-la-Canéda in a minute

Story, Camera, Editor : Bert Schwarz

© travel-magazine TV 2020

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We met the Chief Officer of the Office de Tourisme which is located in the centre of the medieval old town.

Bergerac, Dordogne-Brücke © Bert Schwarz

Therefore my short description, especially for the RV community. - It is not possible to drive into the city with a motorhome. But there is a generous parking lot especially for this vehicle category. The old town is within walking distance from there, thus a quite comfortable starting point.

Campers from the caravan fraction, thus those like us, can find parking places in the city by car. On market days it is also rather difficult here, but in the vicinity there are also parking possibilities outside the city centre, within walking distance from the old town.

Sarlat-la-Canéda © Bert Schwarz

It's not only us, but every visitor of the city should start in the tourist office, because the tips and suggestions are generally valuable. You don't walk «without sense and understanding» somewhere, but you can also classify what you see.

Sarlat-la-Canéda © Bert Schwarz

In any case, we saw the monument to the fois gras geese, visited an old manor house, which today serves as a museum for the most part and shows how people used to live here - and where the owners of the house even live under the roof.

In 2020 we returned - nearly as planned since the pandemic was lurking from the west, out of the Bordeaux direction.

Sarlat-la-Canéda © Bert Schwarz

We have had a great stroll through the city center with its impressive buildings which were constructed hundreds of years ago. However, inside we found everything what is common for today: state-of-the-art computers, modern furniture or stores like in other cities combined with the old structures.

Intriguing.