Destination guide

Charm and culture near Sarlat-la-Canéda holiday lettings

A chocolate-box of rustic French treats, Sarlat-la-Canéda is the quintessence of the Dordogne region. Farmers' markets housed in ancient churches, photogenic medieval townhouses and a warren of lanes and alleys that shoot this way and that between beige-stone chapels should be what you're expecting. Throw in a town square awash with French bistros and cafes, gorgeous delis bursting with pungent cheeses and foie gras, and Sarlat-la-Canéda holiday rentals with pools and bags of country charm – you might just fall in love.


Historic sites near Sarlat-la-Canéda holiday homes

Sarlat-la-Canéda has numerous historic sites dating back to antiquity. Holiday homes put you within reach of places like Château des Milandes, a renaissance castle that was once home to the legendary Josephine Baker and holds exhibits of her life, and La Roque St. Christophe, a troglodytic site in a limestone cliff with reconstructed scenes from daily life in prehistoric times. You'll also like the Strong House of Reignac, a medieval chateau built into a rock cliff with period interiors and a torture exhibition.

Things to do

Attractions near Sarlat-la-Canéda holiday homes

Sarlat-la-Canéda holiday rentals are perfectly placed for explorations throughout the famous Vezere Valley. High cliffs ringed by rivers and wooded fields peppered with rustic farmhouses await there, but the good looks aren't the main pull. That honour goes to the UNESCO-attested cave systems and prehistoric sites that dot the whole region. Among them, the Lascaux Caves, home to paintings dating back more than 20,000 years. The uber-cool Lascaux Caves 4 museum is the place to go to unravel their secrets.


What to do near Sarlat-la-Canéda villa rentals

Small Sarlat-la-Canéda might not look like much on the map, but chefs all over France will know its name. The reason? Mainly the foie gras, considered by many to be the best there is. Not just that, though – cheeses, wines and all sorts of poultry dishes also bolster the menus of the bistros. If you fancy channelling your inner Raymond Blanc, there are cooking schools to help you do it. Alternatively, just wait for the weekend farmers' market, where reams of tasty treats are sold by local producers.


Local weather during your stay in Sarlat-la-Canéda holiday homes

There's no question that summertime is the top time to seek out Sarlat-la-Canéda holiday rentals. The whole region of the Dordogne is awash with greenery and warmth between June and August, drawing families to its villas, wine tasters to its vineyards and independent travellers to its historic hill towns. You can usually expect temperatures to linger around the mid-20s, with the occasional thunderstorm and plenty of dry weather, during that season. Foodies might prefer to come in February or March, when it's chilly, but the Périgord Fest'Oie is unfolding on the squares, with its pates and homecooked delights.

Natural features

In bucolic Sarlat-la-Canéda

Sarlat-la-Canéda is nestled in the far eastern reaches of the Dordogne region. It's right at the gateway to the world-famous Vezere Valley, where prehistoric cave systems can be found lurking between the woods and meadows. For the most part, the surrounding landscapes are a picture of rural France, with green pastures peppered with cows, hay bales pockmarking the fields and drifting rivers aplenty. Sometimes these break into rugged cliff drops or canyons, making the place a real wonder to explore by bike, car, kayak – take your pick.

How to get there

Transport to and around Sarlat-la-Caneda

The nearest airport is in Brive-la-Gaillarde (BVE-Brive - Vallee de la Dordogne), located 21.8 mi (35.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Perigueux (PGX), which is 28.9 mi (46.5 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, the main station is Sarlat Station.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday homes in Sarlat-la-Canéda

Sarlat-la-Canéda is a tranquil spot with romantic experiences for a couple’s retreat. Holiday homes can be found near places like the Sarlat Cathedral, a Roman Catholic church and former cathedral with stunning architecture and serene surrounds, and the Marqueyssac Gardens, a hilltop garden with hedges, topiaries, flowers and a balcony for panoramic valley views. You'll also like the Manoir d'Eyrignac, a historic garden with sculpted topiaries inspired by 18th-century designs.

How many holiday rentals are available around Sarlat-la-Canéda?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,056 holiday lettings around Sarlat-la-Canéda. From 91 villas to 1,084 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a rural property in Sarlat-la-Canéda?

Sometimes you just really need to get away from it all. Ditch the hustle and bustle and get acquainted with the glamour and authenticity of rural life. HomeAway has 1,294 rural getaway rentals in this destination. Alternatively, you may be searching for a different sort of setting. HomeAway has stacks of options to select from, including:

  • 741 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 686 riverside holiday accommodation options.
  • 220 waterfront holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Sarlat-la-Canéda?

If you're looking for a home away from home for your trip, renting a house is a great idea. You and your crew will have ample space for all manner of holiday activities. There are 1,040 houses currently listed on HomeAway. Prices start at £26 per night. Or perhaps you'd rather pick one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • Cottage: 267 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £39 per night.
  • Apartment: 252 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £26 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 91 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £35 per night.

Can I stay in Sarlat-la-Canéda in a large group?

There's nothing like reconnecting with old work friends or spending a couple of weeks with your loved ones in a fantastic new destination. And the best thing, HomeAway has places big enough for everyone. 267 house holiday rentals are available. Currently, they're the top choice here for large groups. Rental properties around this area that can cater for large groups include:

  • If yours is a squad of 6, we offer 960 rental accommodation perfectly suited for that size. Stay a night for as little as £23.
  • If you have 8 in your squad, you'll be thrilled to discover that there are 542 rental accommodation suitable. Prices start at £50 a night.
  • On a trip away with 5 guests? We offer 342 properties for rent that will meet your needs. Prices begin at just £38 per night.

So never fear! When you book with us you can take your dad, your grandpa and all your pals to Sarlat-la-Canéda.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Sarlat-la-Canéda?

HomeAway is here to help you reunite with the ones you love. Offering up plenty of economical holiday rentals, you're sure to stumble upon a cosy lodging to house you all comfortably. Quartier de Verninac is a terrific area to take a look at if you want to keep your budget under control. HomeAway has 18 holiday rentals, and the average price is a very agreeable £50 per night. Another 18 HomeAway holiday rentals are available in or around Quartier de l'Abbaye. With an average price of £50 per night, you're sure to grab a deal worth telling your friends about.

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