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Sarlat, France

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Sarlat-la-Canéda, or simply Sarlat, is a pretty town nestled in the Dordogne department in the Aquitaine region in south-western France. Sarlat is, rightly referred to as one of the most attractive and alluring towns in south-western France. Stay in Sarlat self-catering holiday rental cottages and enjoy a medieval town that developed around a large Benedictine abbey of Carolingian origin. The medieval Sarlat Cathedral is dedicated to Saint Sacerdos. When you rent self-catering holiday accommodation in Sarlat, you’ll often hear the area it’s based in referred to as the Périgord Noir.

Modern history has largely ignored Sarlat, and as a result it has remained preserved. It boasts the reputation of being one of the towns most representative of 14th century France. The centre of the old town consists of impeccably restored stone buildings and is largely car-free - dating from both medieval and renaissance times it is a pleasure to visit.  Don't miss the streets around the cathedral and the streets to the north of the old town. Remind yourself to look up at the medieval stone carvings you’ll spot everywhere! You’ll soon become lost in the maze of narrow lanes, with something new to see around every corner. Market day in Sarlat is a Saturday.

When you holiday in Sarlat you’ll notice that agriculture has long been of importance in this area of the Dordogne. Tobacco has been grown here since 1857 and has historically been a major commodity for the area. Today gastronomic delights dominate the area and these include: walnuts, walnut oil, cheeses, wine, cèpes and truffles.

If foie gras whets your palate then look no further! There are several large foie gras artisans in the area, as well as a number of small producers of geese and ducks in the region that make foie gras and other cherished products, including confits and pâté, from these birds - well worth testing when renting a holiday rental house or cottage in Sarlat, France.

The town and region have featured in two major Hollywood films: Ridley Scott's The Duellists (1978) based on Joseph Conrad's Napoleonic tale; and more recently Timeline (2003) adapted from Michael Crichton's time-travel novel, set in 14th century France.

Bergerac is served by the Bergerac-Roumanière airport, which has internal flights, and routes to UK airports including Southampton, Bristol, East Midlands, Luton, Edinburgh, Exeter, Liverpool, Birmingham, Leeds-Bradford and London Stansted Airport. Ryanair and Flybe operate out of this airport. Sarlat railway station offers train services to Bergerac and Bordeaux. To drive to Sarlat from Cherbourg is a good day’s drive.

Sarlat enjoys a climate that is much like the majority of the south of France which is mild with short winters, longer summers and no real temperature extremes.

 

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Luxury 5 Bedroom Villa with Private Pool and Hot Tub in Figareto Corsica - La Vignarella

Luxury 5 Bedroom Villa with Private Pool and Hot Tub in Figareto Corsica - La Vignarella

Weekly Rental: EUR 1700 to EUR 7700

10 sleeps

Enjoy luxury, elegance and simplicity at its' finest at Villa La Vignarella. With sandy beaches as far as the eye can

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Holiday Gite in Marcey-les-Grèves, Manche, Normandy - Gite La Maison Bleue

Weekly Rental: EUR 690 to EUR 1090

9 sleeps

This large apartment sleeps up to 9 guests and is halfway between Mont St-Michel and Granville. This contemporary house

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Beach studio in La Grande-Motte, Hérault

Beach studio in La Grande-Motte, Hérault

Weekly Rental: EUR 490 to EUR 490

4 sleeps

This well-equipped studio is situated next to the Port and close to all amenities. It can sleep up to 4 people.

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Luxurious and Prestigious Villa in Pont-Aven, Finistere, Brittany - Villa Sur Les Quais

Luxurious and Prestigious Villa in Pont-Aven, Finistere, Brittany - Villa Sur Les Quais

Weekly Rental: EUR 2430 to EUR 3375

6 sleeps

This is a superb property with exceptional design, with a splendid view on the port of Pont-Aven. A refined and modern

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Recently Renovated Luxury Fontchauvaux Gite in Limousin - Violets Cottage

Recently Renovated Luxury Fontchauvaux Gite in Limousin - Violets Cottage

Weekly Rental: EUR 483 to EUR 483

4 sleeps

This recently renovated holiday home is a little slice of luxury in the heart of Limousin. It can accommodate up to 4

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Chill out by our private HEATED pool for weeks 6 to 20th July for £2300

Chill out by our private HEATED pool for weeks 6 to 20th July for £2300

Fabulous farmhouse in a peaceful village with all facilities to make your stay a good one.

25% off May Half Term (w/c 25/5)

25% off May Half Term (w/c 25/5)

25% off May Half Term (w/c 25/5). Save 500€. Was 2500€ now 2000€.

Flexible Booking Times

Flexible Booking Times

Booking times available to accommodate the more economical mid week travel

May Special

May Special

Any available week in May, 2019 for £200 all in.

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