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Sarlat Activities

Sarlat Activities


    NEW FOR 2018

Sarlat Activities

  • Stay just outside mediaeval Sarlat in a peaceful *** hotel with 1.3ha of parkland
  • Amazing Dordogne landscape, fairytale chateaux, troglodyte caves
  • Traditional local market (Saturdays)
  • Gentle walking and some quite strenuous cycling on well-marked tranquil riverside paths and greenways
  • Visit famous local attractions including Beynac Castle, Rocamadour, Les Eyzies and the Lascaux Cave
  • Holiday typeMulti activity holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From $1705 per person, tour only
  • Holiday details
  • Departs Every Saturday from 12 May '18 to 22 Sep '18
  • All breakfasts and evening meals included
  • Managed locally by Headwater employed representative
  • Headwater wine service
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • High quality bikes provided
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Hire car included


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Sarlat (or Sarlat-la-Caneda) has the highest concentration of mediaeval, Renaissance and C17 facades of any town in France and its richly ornamented stone buildings are protected by law. You'll feel like a time traveller as you wander the narrow streets peeping through archways into ancient courtyards as the centre of the old town has impeccably restored buildings and is mostly car-free. Places to visit include the large Benedictine Abbey, the cathedral and the hubbub of Sarlat's famous traditional local market (on Saturdays).

We provide optional suggestions for every day of your stay, with a good mix of walking and cycling, usually at 1 or 1+ boot and 2-bike level. There's everything from a self-guided exploration of Sarlat's mediaeval heart to rewarding day walks. It's a short drive to the start of each walk, all of which have routes along a mix of footpaths, tracks and small country lanes, and range anywhere from 2km to 20km, depending on what you fancy. Perhaps start by admiring the cave paintings at Abri du Cap Blanc, following paths around to the Chateau de Commarque, or from Beynac, walk to the Jardins de Marqueyssac and along the river.

There is a choice of bike rides starting just north of Sarlat. You could pick up the riverside greenway and pass through several pretty villages before turning into the hills, or pedal to some beautiful chateaux. If you cycle to Sarlat train station and get off at the next stop in St Cyprien, there is a route to Beynac, visiting two chateaux along the way.

Hotel Meysset is located in a 1.3 hectare park just 1.2 miles from the centre of Sarlat and features a garden, library, a heated outdoor swimming pool and a sun terrace. The rooms offer en suite bathroom with bath or shower and flat-screen TV. The hotel's restaurant serves regional specialities every evening. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property.

Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Sarlat

Arrive at the charming 3* Hotel Meysset. Enjoy a 7-night stay at this relaxing property with its heated swimming pool, sun terrace, 1.3 hectares of parkland, bar and restaurant. Explore the nearby mediaeval town of Sarlat, which has the highest concentration of mediaeval, Renaissance and C17 facades of any town in France, restored to its former glory in the 60s by the enthusiasm of writer, resistance fighter and politician Andre Malraux.

Day 2 Les Eyzies and the 'Gorge d'Enfer' Walk 9km/6mi/3hr

Les Eyzies is known as France's capital of Prehistory for good reason. This lovely gentle stroll enables you to combine a walk with exploring the village and visiting any number of the dozen or so prehistoric and troglodyte settlements and museums in the area.

Day 3 Eyrignac Loop Cycle 27km/17mi

Head out to the east of Sarlat towards Sainte Nathalene before continuing up to the delightful manor house and French gardens at Eyrignac, which boast as some of the best in France.

Day 4 Lascaux and Montignac Walk 9km/6mi/3hr

A great day out and an itinerary combining a visit to world-famous Lascaux (allow a couple of hours) with a walk into the hills above Montignac for a good view over the Vezere Valley and the village. You pass the pre-historic site and museum of Regourdou along the way.

Day 5 Greenway Loop to Carsac-Aillac and Carlux Cycle 35km/22mi

Head down from Sarlat to Carsac-Aillac and the Dordogne River beyond. Cycle along the Greenway (Voie Verte) to Rouffillac and continue on to Carlux. Pedal down through orchards, agricultural land and local hamlets to the valley floor and Sainte Nathalene, then back to Sarlat.

Day 6 Beynac Loop Walk 8km/5mi/2.5hr

Rather than simply driving straight to the Chateau de Beynac, this easy walk follows back lanes and trails on a short loop through the countryside to the north of the village. It offers some great and varied views and then takes you right to the front door of the chateau on a 'secret' path.

Day 7 Rocamadour, the Alzou & Ouysse Valleys Walk 11km/7mi/3.5hr or 14km/9mi/4.5hr

Set off from the chateau via the iconic viewpoint over Rocamadour and descend along the main street to the Moulin de Roquefraiche. Stroll along the Alzou Valley to the impressive resurgence of the River Ouysse at the Gouffre de Cabouy, a very picturesque riverside picnic spot.

Day 8 Leave Sarlat

Where you stay

This single-centre holiday is based at the following hotel. If you'd like to extend your stay here, or upgrade your room, just let us know at the time of booking. You can call our sales team on 1-800-567-6286 to discuss accommodation options.

Hotel Meysset, Sarlat

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This 3* traditional Perigord hotel, set in 3 acres of pine woods and gardens, enjoys an elevated position just 3kms above Sarlat. It offers complete tranquillity, wonderful food and fantastic views from its terrace over the surrounding valley.

The cooking here is based on the wonderfully rich and gastronomic cuisine for which this region is famous. Expect to be offered house specialities such as magret de canard, foie gras and pommes de terre sarladaises - slices of potato sauteed in goose fat, with garlic, parsley and wild mushrooms: don't come here if you're counting the calories!

Find out more on the hotel website and read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Dates Superior Room Suite
11/05/2018 - 30/09/2018 £23 £46

All prices shown above are valid from 23/10/2017. Prices are per person per night, based on two people sharing. Suites are larger rooms suitable for families. Supplements are per person per night.

Dates Double Room Single Room
11/05/2018 - 30/09/2018 £58 £107

All prices shown above are valid from 23/10/2017. Prices are per person per night on a bed and breakfast basis. If customers would prefer Half Board (Gastronomic) Double Room: 103 and Single Room: 150.

Extending your stay

If you'd like to extend your trip with extra nights at the start or end, or if you'd like to arrange a stop off point en-route, then we recommend the following hotels.

Hotel Pere Leon, Toulouse

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The Hotel Pere Leon is ideally situated just a short walk from the historic centre of Toulouse, with the main sights just a short walk away. Just 50 metres from the metro, there is easy access to the rest of the city. The hotel is in Place Esquirol, a bustling, lively square and in close proximity to many bars and restaurants.

The hotel itself has a modern contemporary feel, which has been recently renovated. The ensuite rooms have soundproof windows and all mod cons. Breakfast is a buffet affair with a good choice of French staples, and a hot section.

The hotel has its own bistro restaurant with seats outside where you can enjoy a drink or dinner.

Find out more on the hotel website and read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Dates

All prices shown above are valid from 17/11/2017. Supplement is per person per night based on 2 adults sharing. The deluxe room is larger than the standard room.

Please contact us for extra night prices.

Travel

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Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday. Find out about The Headwater Price Promise to ensure you're getting the very best value for money.

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The prices quoted for each individual departure supercede those published in our current brochures. Air prices are subject to change and we advise early booking to obtain the best prices. Please see our Planning your holiday and What's included in the price? pages for additional information.

Holiday details

Children
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Holiday type
Independent multi-activity holiday Managed locally by Headwater appointed rep.

Departures
Every Saturday from 12th May 2018 to 22nd Sep 2018, for 7 nights.

Meals
All breakfasts and evening meals included

Tailor-made travel

Tour only

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