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. There is a bike rental near the train station.
- House of La Boétie
- Weekly market in central square
- The Dordogne river is close by, from which you can view the amazing chateaux (castles) of Domme, Beynac-et-cazenac, Montfort and Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, as well as the town of La Roque-Gageac, clinging to the rock face overlooking the river.
- 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.