Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Maison des Poetes located in central Sarlat, but away from the hustle and bustle of the busy shopping alleyways,commands wonderful views over the streets and roof tops of the famous city. This15th century listed building is divided into 3 apartments each named after a famous French poet. They share a communal spa fitness sauna area.
Verlaine on the first floor, has a spacious lounge, with a huge original stone fireplace (Cantou) in which you will find the eating area. Verlaine has many beautiful architectural and decoration elements exposed stone walls, beams and has been lovingly restored by a French interior designer. The kitchen, is open plan; it is sober, user-friendly, and fully equipped. The bedroom is light and airy decorated in soft relaxing shades, it offers 2 single beds that can easily be put together in order to form a queen size double; The bathroom decorated in the colours of Provence, has a balneo tub or shower, and a wash handbasin. The flat is air conditioned with heating
Enjoy the light and spacious rooms in our stylishly furnished apartment. Equipped with all mod-cons - this property is the perfect base in which to explore Sarlat and the surrounding area.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 60 km, Nearest railway: Sarlat 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors||
Free access to the relaxation, sauna, Jacuzzi in fitness room on the ground floor,
Foldable baby bed, baby chair, and changing mat, upon request,
Tourist information leaflets and books,
Leisure equipment: books, games,
Cleaning maid upon request (additional cost).
|Further details outdoors||
The apartment located in the very heart of the medieval city of Sarlat. Come and discover the finely decorated single bedroomed apartment. Guests have unlimited access to the spa, sauna, and fitness room.
Over and above the luxury and relaxation, you will be at the same time just a stones-throw from the major tourist attractions in the Perigord.
If you are more inclined to give in to culinary temptations, the alleys of Sarlat are filled with charming restaurants offering the typical dishes of our region: foies gras, duck preserve, smoked duck breast, etc...
You can also go for a stroll throughout the city or discover regional products during market days.
There are a lot of tourist attractions to visit in the surroundings of Sarlat: the cities of Domme, Les Eyzies, La Roque-Gageac, Beynac and its famous castle, several caves, the Milandes Castle, where Josephine Baker used to live...
Included in price: linen, towels electricity
not included: 42€ final cleaning charge, tourist tax 1.65€ per person per day
deposit 30% on reservation
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
With more than a thousand and one castles, and numerous villages classed as being the most beautiful in France, The Dordogne is a major tourist attraction.
Sarlat is also registered as being within a remarkable cultural environment due to its proximity to some of the most prestigious sites – Lascaux, Beynac, Domme, La Roque, Gageac – as well as chateaux, abbeys and some breathtaking public gardens.
Dordogne is the 3rd largest department in France. It enjoys a varied and temperate climate, even though the winters might be a bit colder than in the UK.The average temperature during summertime is 30°C and the first frosts usually appaer at the end of October.
Sarlat, a town of art and history, is part of a European network. The town is engaged in heightening public awareness of both inhabitants and tourists towards its environment, to initiate an appreciation in the young for architecture and urbanism. The organisers in charge of the town’s heritage, in association with the future museum’s curator, have set up an action programme for the year : themed visits, development of guides, competitive games, heritage days and nights, exhibitions. The town is not only appealing : its history is fascinating.
Since over a thousand years, the town has developed around an important Benedictine abbey, built during the roman period, in the 12th century, erected as a diocese in the 14th century. The town of consuls, nobles and tradesmen, became one of jurists and clerks who surrounded the bishop.
After the wars of 100 Years’, Religion and the Fronde, from the 14th to 17th century, the town rediscovered its golden age, thanks to the “noblesse de robe” and their high magistrates who exercised royal justice for the Presidial. They smartened up Sarlat with new and grand dwellings built with towers, symbols of the noblesse. This was also the period of the Humanists.
La Boetie was born here and was initiated very early to the spirit of the Renaissance. Jean Tarde, the bishop’s right-hand man, met Galilee in Florence and remained in contact with him for his astronomical experiences. Fenelon, a private tutor, was employed as priest in Sarlat, by his uncle, bishop of the diocese.
More recently, the creation of the “Festival des Jeux du Théâtre” in 1952 gave a new momentum to the town. Personalities became conscious of the interest raised towards its heritage, rediscovered by performers of stage and film. Sarlat was the first town to apply the “Loi Malraux” (Mulraux Law) voted for in 1962 to restore the historic centres, “the protected sectors”. It was a second rebirth.
Our vacation rental is inside the historical centre of Sarlat. an opportunity to stay in one of France's most beautiful and fascinating locations
Sarlat is also a town of culture by way of its numerous festivals, concerts and exhibitions.
- Sarlat, the patron of musicians, sculpters, street artists and creators, distinguished and some well-known names. Carzou, Bernard Buffet, Weisbuch, O’Galop, Cocteau, Combas - but also local artists with great reputations, Alain Carrier, and even the architect, Jean Nouvel.
- Sarlat, natural decor for the seventh art : the reason being due to its beautiful landscapes and its rich heritage, Sarlat is a region used often as a film location for directors of period movies. Amongst some of the latest big screen productions one can cite “Les Miserables”, "Les Dames Galantes" ("Gallant Ladies"), "La Fille de d'Artagnan" ("d'Artagnan’s Daughter"), "Cendrillon" ("Cinderella'") and even "Jeanne d'Arc" ("Joan of Arc").
- The "Festival du Film" of Sarlat : the cinema holds a place in the cultural life of the locals. The festival of cinema unfolds each year in November in the capital of the Périgord Noir. It reunites a number of actors and stars from the big screen, directors, producers and technicians bringing in more than 800 young students of Terminale “option cinema” from France and overseas.
- The "Festival des Jeux du Théâtre" of Sarlat : with Avignon, this is the oldest festival in France, and opens in mid-July and runs to the beginning of August, within a remarkable natural enclosure, at the heart of the medieval city. Marked by a strict tradition, it has always appealed to directors in presenting performances of superior quality.
Truffles, foie gras, wid mushrooms like cepes, girolles and morels, nuts, confits (meats preserved in fat) and fine country meats, chestnuts, strawberries, liquors and brandies… just some of the wonderful jewels of this land’s gourmet cuisine.
On this land of the “Good Life” it is with convivial spirit that local recipes are passed on from generation to generation and have contributed to a gastronomic reputation that justifies in itself the influx of visitors received from around the world.