Like a fine bottle of Bordeaux wine or an exceptional gourmet dinner at a Michelin three-star restaurant, the picturesque town of Sarlat deserves to be enjoyed and savored slowly.
Visitors to this gem of a city should set aside enough time to take a leisurely stroll through its charming cobblestone streets, study the stunning architectural details of its medieval buildings or enjoy a delicious al fresco lunch in the town's lovely main square.
Sarlat, which is also sometimes referred to as Sarlat-la-Caneda, offers visitors a fascinating peek at the way France once appeared.
In some ways, visiting Sarlat is like taking a trip to the past without having to invest in a time machine. The carefully restored town has even been classified as a Ville d'Art et d'Histoire -- or in English, as an Artistic and Historic Town.
About Sarlat: Sarlat is also on the tentative list to be considered for a possible UNESCO World Heritage designation.