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Christmas balls. Author and copyright M. R.
Christmas balls. Author and copyright M. R.

Sarlat-la-Canéda Christmas market

Sarlat-la-Canéda is a beautiful medieval village in south-central France, in the Aquitaine region. Sarlat is a small town of about 10,000 inhabitants rich in art and history, one of the most beautiful and well-kept medieval towns in southern France. Sarlat-la-Canéda developed in the Middle Ages around a Benedictine abbey, its historic center is one of the most spectacular and best preserved in France and has been used as a set for numerous films, including “The Duellists” by Ridley Scott, ” Joan of Arc” by Luc Besson and “Timeline – At the edge of time” by Richard Donner. Place du Peyron is the central square of Sarlat-la-Canéda, overlooked by some interesting Renaissance buildings and the cathedral of St-Sacerdos, originally an ancient abbey. The Sarlat-la-Canéda Christmas Market is the most important event of the Christmas period in this historic city in Aquitaine.


1) Sarlat-la-Canéda Christmas Market (Marché de Noël et Patinoire). In the splendid setting of this charming French medieval town during the Advent period, in the place de la Grande Rigaudie, the Christmas Market usually takes place. The Christmas village of Sarlat-la-Canéda is usually made up of over 40 wooden chalets offering the culinary specialties of Aquitaine, local handicrafts and Christmas decorations. Gift ideas for all budgets. Gastronomy lovers will be able to savor many gastronomic products typical of the region to eat on the spot or to take away. A characteristic tavern offers hot dishes, mulled wine and  beer in the heart of the market. The animation program connected to the market is also very substantial, visitors will usually find an ice skating rink, magic shows, games, concerts. The ice skating rink is usually set up on place de la Grande Rigaudie.


ATTENTION: We recommend that you check the opening of the Christmas markets with the organizers.


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