Sarlat is a medieval town that developed around a large Benedictine abbey of Carolingian origin. The medieval Sarlat Cathedral is dedicated to Saint Sacerdos.
Because modern history has largely passed it by, Sarlat has remained preserved and one of the towns most representative of 14th century France. It owes its current status on France's Tentative List for future nomination as a UNESCO World Heritage site to the enthusiasm of writer, resistance fighter and politician André Malraux, who, as Minister of Culture (1960–1969), restored the town and many other sites of historic significance throughout France. The centre of the old town consists of impeccably restored stone buildings and is largely car-free.
Unfortunately the weather was quite bad during the visit. So the pictures all look a bit grey and gloomy.
The twenty closest neighbours in the database:
Rocamadour (France) (33 km), Carcassonne (France) (207 km), Lourdes (France) (224 km), La Rochelle (France) (232 km), Château de Chenonceau (271 km), Biarritz (France) (271 km), Nîmes (France) (276 km), Perpignan (France) (278 km), Aigues-Mortes (France) (279 km), Château du Clos Lucé (281 km), Pont du Gard (284 km), Château de Blois (300 km), Avignon (France) (304 km), Château de Chambord (304 km), San Sebastián (Spain) (309 km), Pamplona (Spain) (325 km), Château de Sully-sur-Loire (332 km), Guédelon (335 km), Miramas le Vieux (France) (337 km), Beaune (France) (367 km)