Just a stone’s throw from our campsite in the Dordogne, discover Sarlat la Canéda, the capital of the Périgord Noir, the most beautiful and best known town in the Dordogne.
Sarlat is a historical medieval city whose origin is before the 9th century, which developed around a Benedictine abbey. It was at its peak in the 13th century.
Its city center is composed of narrow streets, alleys and squares is exceptionally well preserved. The hotels in Sarlat are also well preserved.
This state of conservation and the 65 protected monuments and buildings that make up the historic center of Sarlat allowed it to be the first city to benefit, in 1964, from the Malraux law concerning the restoration of protected areas.
15 minutes from our campground in Sarlat, come and discover this colorful city, its picturesque streets, its mansions with slate roofs or the house where Etienne de La Boétie was born.
Visit the city from above thanks to the belvedere built in the old church of Saint Mary. This one also hosts the covered market and its gigantic door, next to the famous status of the three geese, obligatory photo of the customers of the campsite.
Come and stroll in Sarlat and admire its rich history, its heritage and its architecture, in the Périgord Noir. Come and discover or rediscover what makes this city so rich. Its narrow, pedestrian streets will take you to the heart of history.
Its huge open-air or covered market is in the heart of the medieval city and allows you to discover all the local products of the Périgord. The gastronomy of the Périgord region is nationally renowned for its truffles, confits and duck breasts, foie gras, walnuts, and many other products. If you can take these products home, don’t leave without having eaten at the restaurant in Sarlat la Caneda to taste the regional specialties! While strolling through the streets, stop in the one that will have conquered you to sit down and taste the flavors of the Périgord, the time of a lunch or a dinner.
Sarlat, it is also its festivities, its shows of the wellbeing, culinary, its festival of films or shamanism.
So much charm in one city, leads to discover all the small villages around Sarlat La Canéda.
The Périgord Noir is the place where the most picturesque and beautiful villages in France are concentrated. They are all close to the La Fage campsite, less than 30 minutes away.
Some of them have been selected for programs on France Tv, “des racines et des ailes”, or to participate in televised competitions such as “Le village préféré des Français”.
La Roque Gageac is the best known. Beynac and Castelnaud la Chapelle with their medieval castles have attracted some directors for their big production. Notably Luc Besson for “Joan of Arc” with the actress Milla Jovovich or Jean Marie Poiré for the movie “Les Visiteurs” with very famous French actors like Jean Reno “Count Godefroy de Montmirail” and his faithful servant “Jacquouille” played by Christian Clavier. The town of Domme is not to be outdone with its magnificent view of the Dordogne. You can also stroll through the streets of Saint Léon sur Vézère or visit Saint Amand de Coly and its abbey.
If you are a nature lover, you can walk in the gardens of Marqueyssac and admire the Dordogne from the Belvedere.
Camping La Fage in the Dordogne is the ideal starting point for all these visits.
The architecture and the state of conservation of Sarlat make it the setting for many films. There have been more than 80 since the 1950s, including Joan of Arc by Luc Besson, Les Misérables by Robert Hossein and La fille de d’Artagnan by Bertrand Tavernier.
The city is also the place of numerous events such as the Truffle festival, the goose festival “Fest’oie”, the film festival or La Ringueta, a festival of traditional games of yesteryear.
Throughout the summer season, many shows, musicians and artists animate the streets and squares.
The Saturday and Wednesday markets are also a must for our camping guests.
From our campsite located on the Montignac-Sarlat axis, you will be able to discover and rediscover this marvellous city within a few kilometres.
Discover without further delay the cultural agenda of Sarlat.