Sarlat is the capital of Périgord Noir. Périgord is the historical area that consists mostly of the present-day département of Dordogne.
Sarlat is the end of the train line that connects with Bordeaux in west.
The whole of Sarlat can be visited by foot, though there is a local bus that runs from Sarlat's northern and southern limits.
- House of La Boétie
- Weekly market in central square
- Sarlat (and its surrounding areas) is well known for its foie gras and related products. There are many specialty shops in town. Fois gras d'oie is foie gras from geese.