Hotel Restaurant St. Albert
Place Pasteur, Sarlat-la-Canéda, 24200, France
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Tackle and Gear
View from Balcony
Travel Tips for Sarlat-la-Canéda
Protection from Harm
In many ancient European cities, niches and pedestals are placed on the walls of buildings (especially at street corners) to house statuettes of the Madonna, which were believed to provide protection from evil doers. In our city they are instead installing “crime cameras”, but they do not seem to be an improvement.
Exit to the Former Cloister & Tall Chevet (6)
The apse is tall and impressive. It required much buttressing. The church should be exited through the south door into a courtyard that was once the cloister (note its traces on the church wall). The chevet is reached on to the left and the large buttresses can be admired. The chevet is crowded for space by a sloping grass hill, the edge of the funeral garden (jardin des enfeus) soon to be visited. In the side of the retaining wall are burial recesses for the Sarlat noble families.
"A great medieval town"
Sarlat is a large town compared to the many small villages surrounding it. Sarlat is situated in a valley like area and generally can be quite hot in the summer. We stayed in the village of Turenne and found the town much cooler than Sarlat, even though it was situated fairly close.
Sarlat is a medieval town that has seen many destructive wars. The 100 year war and the religious wars were particularly hard on the town. Never the less, there are many medieval, beautiful homes and churches in the town. The town can trace its origins back to the 8th century.
"Many historic areas remain in Sarlat"
During the Saturday market be sure and visit the many food stalls that are off the main street. They are less crowded and some of the very old houses can seen.
"During the Saturday market get off the main street"
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