Sarlat, the pearl of the Périgord Noir
The medieval town of Sarlat la Canéda is the Capital of the Périgord Noir. This south-est part of the department Dordogne is named Périgord Noir for the color of the truffle that we find there but also for the dark color left by the shadow of its oak forests. At the heart of the Dordogne, the historical capital of the Périgord Noir has its reputation from its exceptionnal medieval buildings and its renaissance side. Everything was very well preserved because Sarlat was part of the first towns to benefit from the Malraux law in 1964.
Sarlat is also renowned for its famous market that takes place every saturday, where stalls invade the streets and where the specialities of Dordogne are sold : foie-gras, truffles, figs and nuts.