Step back in time & relax in our beautiful studio/loft apartment which is set in the heart of the Medieval Historical centre of Sarlat. Our apartment is set at the top of a stone spiral staircase in a 15th century townhouse overlooking the old roof tops of Sarlat. The apartment is L shaped with a high attic oak beamed ceiling & stone walls. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need for those romantic dinners for 2 (if you can tear yourselves away from those gourmet restaurants) or maybe that breakfast in bed? The bathroom is perfect for that relaxing bubble bath soak after all the sightseeing. The lounge has a dining table a 2 seater sofa an armchair, coffee table, TV/DVD a selection of books/DVD's and games and the wonderful roof top view. The cosy beamed bedroom is set in an alcove off the lounge area. On leaving the building you step right into the heart of Sarlat, surrounded by Shops, Restaurants, Cafes, Markets, art galleries and the Cathederal of St Sacredos.
SARLAT : Sarlat dates back to around the 9th Century and some say before , but it was probably at the beginning of the 9th Century, with the founding of a Benedictine abbey that the real history of the city began. As time went on Sarlat evolved even coming under English rule for 10 years in 1360.! following repeated episodes of plague, famine & flooding and local uprising - Sarlat remained unchanged - indeed forgotten and slowly fell into dis-repair, totally unsuited to modern day living with narrow streets & lack of sanitation. But this handicap was to become an asset when the city was one of the first to benefit from the Malrux law of 4th August 1962. This law on protected areas quickly led to extensive renovation work. Today, this restoration work carries on an architectural heritage that remains the main treasure of Sarlat, indeed Sarlat is often used as a backdrop for Films such as Les Miserables and holds 'The Sarlat Film Festival' each November.
SURROUNDING AREA: Once outside Sarlat you are surrounded by some beautiful countryside and stunning views. Take a trip along the Dordogne river on a gabarres, or if you fancy a bit of exercise the canoes are worth a trip, bring a picnic and spend a day on the river. Explore the many caves and grottes in the area, and the cave paintings of Lascaux 2. See the sights from above by taking a balloon ride or a trip in a plane ! The rock formations of Les Eyzies are well worth a visit and the beautiful Chateaux/gardens of Les Milandes,( the home of Josephine Baker) Marqueyssac, Castelnaud,Fenlon and D'Eyrignac. Step back in time(100 years) and take a trip to Le Bournat, enjoy the fairground rides and workshops, visit the aquarium, or the new zoo reserve. Rocamadour about an hour away is well worth a visit, - a monkey park ,falconry, zoo, caves, fantastic views, and the pilgrim walking route, with beautiful churches. And for RELAXATION - the lakeside beach of Tamnies is ten minutes away from Sarlat.
The Personal Touch & Getting there: Our sole interest is for us to help you have a holiday that you won't forget from the first time that you contact us to your arrival, any questions or queries you have we are on hand to help. We will meet you on your day of arrival and help you settle in and then leave you to discover the wonders of medieval Sarlat.
Nearest Airports : Bergerac - Ryan air, Flybe, KLM City Airport. (just over 1 hour drive to Sarlat)
Brive - City Jet - ( Just over 1 hour drive to Sarlat)
Toulouse, Bordeaux,Limoges & Rodez are all within 2 to 3 hours drive to Sarlat
Train : Train services run from - Paris - Bordeaux - Sarlat or Paris - Souillac and then shuttle bus to Sarlat.
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We hope you enjoy your visit in this beautiful historic town and you go home with not only fantastic photos but many happy memories to put into your album.