Market days in Sarlat-la-Caneda are tremendously busy but a must to see, Wednesday is mainly for food and Saturday for the main market which incorporates food, clothes, shoes, antiques, tablecloths etc. The Market runs down the main shopping street (Rue de la Republique) and the medieval quarter including the Place de la Liberte.
This is a picture looking down to the market in the Place de la Liberte from the steps. There are several café’s dotted about so it’s a great place to stop and buy a coffee and watch the world pass by.
The French law on the restoration of conservation areas was first introduced in Sarlat, resulting in many listed building and monuments being saved.
An example of the many wonderful architectural buildings of the medieval period to be found in Sarlat.
If travelling by car then aim to arrive early on market days. Here are a couple of printable maps showing the layout of the city and car parks http://www.sarlat.com/geographie/