My residence will welcome you in the heart of the medieval city which is the first town in France fot its density of historic monuments per hectare. Built upon XIIth century foundations, my dwelling is composed of 3 separate houses brought together by a front portal in the XVIIth century as well as a flight of stairs situated on the very place of an ancient blind alley leading to the ramparts.
A garden and a private terrace give you access to the bedrooms throught the passing of the ancient rempart of the medieval city. Grounfloor self-contained entrance, no staircase to have access to the bedroom.
A large collection of tourist brochures and literature is at your disposal in the Chambres d’hotes. They will help you in choosing your visits and activities. Something you should know: Perigord has three major advantages:
-The old stones: that is to say its medieval castles, its churchs, and its little villages, la Roque-Gageac, Castelnaud, Beynac, Reignac…Rocamadour.
-The gardens: gardens and topiary art like the gardens of the Manoir d’Eyrignac, the Jardins de Margueyssac, or other more romantic and private gardens like the Jardins d’eau de Carsac, the Jardins de la Licorne aux Eyzies, the Jardins de Cadiot, etc…
-And of course the prehistoric with the major sites like the caves of Lascaux, Fond de Gaume, the hundred mammoths at Rouffignac, Combarells or even the Sorcier a Saint-Cirq, et the fabulous and moving cave of Pech-Merle in the Lot region. Splendid collections of prehistoric tools generally add to the reputation of these sites.
-One might add one other center of interest: great eating, but here it would be necessary to mention all the culinary treasures of the region…It just better to come taste them!
During your stay at La Maison du Notaire Royal you will also have at your disposal a document that you can borrow for the day with several “discovery” tours all along the Dordogne river, the Vezere et the Lot areas, including some circuits that are more private, where we present the lesser known, more unusual sites very near Sarlat, with free access and far from the maddening crowds.
Sarlat is ideally situated for a great stay. During the day: discover the Perigord Noir region, the Lot region and their riches; In the evening: voyage through time with strolls down the little streets from the Middle Ages, lighted by gaslights, enjoy gastronomic restaurants, or watch the play of the street artists.
But Sarlat is a thousand and one marvels: its cathedral, its covered market at the Eglise Sainte-Marie (with its panoramic elevator), its markets at the doorstep on Wednesday and Saturday mornings, and finally its cultural life with the summer theater festival, its film festival in November, and numerous painting and photographic expositions.