Forgotten Sarlat (Sarlat-la-Canéda)

A miracle of preservation, Sarlat France is one of the best example of medieval France. This village is a living town and not just a historical curiosity. A great place to take pictures, shop, and visit a local restaurant. Video courtesy Dennis Callan on YouTube.

History (Via Wikipedia)

"Sarlat is a medieval town that developed around a large Benedictine abbey of Carolingian origin. The medieval Sarlat Cathedral is dedicated to Saint Sacerdos.
Because modern history has largely passed it by, Sarlat has remained preserved and one of the towns most representative of 14th century France. It owes its current status on France's Tentative List for future nomination as a UNESCO World Heritage site to the enthusiasm of writer, resistance fighter and politician André Malraux, who, as Minister of Culture (1960–1969), restored the town and many other sites of historic significance throughout France. The centre of
the old town consists of impeccably restored stone buildings and is largely car-free."

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