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Capital of Black Périgord, Sarlat is an exceptionally preserved city. More than 1.000 years of architecture live through lanes, roofs of roofing stones and fair and hot stone walls.
Sarlat became a city at the 8th century. Border between Kings of France and of England during the Hundred Year War, it became English later in 1360 then released ten years by Du Guesclin. The cathedral of Saint-Sacerdos was set up under Henri IV. From the 18th century, Sarlat snooze during 150 years before becoming again thrives with the arrival of the railroad.
The exceptional number of buildings registered or classified as historical makes of Sarlat the first European city in term of inheritance. Sarlat is for a long time the natural decor for many movies.
Stéphane LAURENT
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