Château de Castelnaud
Sarlat, the ideal destination for your camping holiday
People say that Sarlat is actually home to the highest number of listed historical monuments in the world! And as you wander through its streets and alleyways, you don't tire of discovering its unusual châteaux, cathedrals and chapels. Visiting Sarlat means really immersing yourself in the heart of the mediaeval era!
In the lush landscapes of the Dordogne, you'll love staying in a campsite where the gentle pace of life comes as standard. Close to Sarlat, the Dordogne and the Vézère, the natural and historical heritage come together perfectly to provide some amazing panoramas. Within the campsite itself, you can enjoy a wide range of activities to enliven your holidays in the Périgord: a multisports ground, aquagym in the covered and heated swimming pool, mini-golf, badminton etc. The choice is yours!
Visit Sarlat with the family
The Périgord Noir is a province with 1,000 castles, as well as being a prehistoric landmark, a really special location for canoe outings and other things besides! It has all the important advantages needed to make your camping holidays truly unforgettable! Budding knights will love storming the mediaeval fortresses around Sarlat, including Château de Castelnaud, Château de Beynac and Château de Fénelon. All these places are just waiting to tell you all about themselves!
Budding cavers, meanwhile, will be walking in the footsteps of Cro-Magnon man in the most famous prehistoric locations in the world: the Lascaux cave and the unmissable Centre International d’Art Pariétal north of Sarlat, the cave-dwelling village of La Madeleine, the caves of Les Eyzies etc.
And finally, come up for air and enjoy a lovely canoe outing on the River Dordogne or River Vézère!
Visit Sarlat as a couple
And having feasted your eyes, it's time to indulge your taste buds! Holidays in Sarlat mean enjoying some delicious local produce! Have a romantic dinner with your other half in one of the town's top restaurants and try the best of the Périgord's specialities: truffles, duck, walnuts, porcini etc, cooked in all sorts of ways!
And after a languid stroll through the cobbled streets of Sarlat, get up high in the gorgeous French-style gardens of the Manoir d’Eyrignac. Wonderfully elegant, this oasis of greenery is home to 10 hectares of plant sculptures with views of the hills of the Périgord Noir. A magical visit that shouldn't be missed!
Camping Sarlat: our handy tips for a successful stay
During July and August, see the famous Festival des Jeux du Théâtre in the streets of Sarlat!
The Périgord Noir is home to no fewer than 9 villages listed as "loveliest villages of France": come and see them as soon as you can!
When the weather is nice, bring the children along for a journey back in time at Tursac's Préhisto Parc.
Saturday is market day in Sarlat! Stroll around the stalls and get a sensory overload!