La Lanterne


Sarlat - The Dordogne on your doorstep
With almost two million visitors a year it always comes as a surprise when our guests tell us that they had never heard of Sarlat before. Maybe that is because the French like to keep good secrets to themselves or that outside of France, the Travel programmes haven’t caught on to what the French have known for years about the largest medieval concentration of buildings in Europe.

The French, and to some extent, the Spanish have been visiting Sarlat in droves since the Malraux decree of the 1960’s saved the town from the bulldozers of modernisation and perfectly preserved this medieval jewel to be enjoyed by future generations.

It’s the France of dreams. Set a few kilometres from the sparkling Dordogne River this small town of honey coloured stone basks in glorious light and sunshine that blesses the region with wonderful seasons of plenty.

Not content with sitting on its architectural laurels the Town constantly strives to bring the best in Art and Culture to the forefront preserving both the history and heritage in the Truffle and Goose Fairs but also looks to the future with exciting theatre, musical and traditional productions throughout the year.

All guests who stay with us wished they had planned on longer stays as three nights only gives two full days scarcely giving a chance to enjoy Sarlat to the full, let alone the jaw-droppingly beautiful surrounding countryside . The area is known locally as the Golden triangle stretching from the Dordogne to the Vezere River to the Capital, Perigueux and Sarlat sits right in the middle!

We have very much enjoyed living here and never tired of Sarlat and the surrounding Dordogne region. So you can be assured that Sarlat is a destination to satisfy the Independent Traveller at all levels.

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La Lanterne
Chambres d'Hotes
9 rue Montaigne
24200 Sarlat

Tel: +33 (0)5 53 29 15 49
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