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Aim high with The panoramic lift of Sarlat

To get a bird’s eye view of Sarlat, head for the panoramic lift of the former Sainte-Marie church.

Keep your eyes open and you’ll discover a view straight out of a postcard.

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A panoramic lift

located in the bell tower of the Sainte-Marie church

Can’t see the panoramic lift? That’s to be expected! Since the entire town of Sarlat is a listed historical monument, the lift is concealed within the former Sainte-Marie church, located at the heart of the medieval town. If you speak with the locals, you’ll learn that this historical building has been home to the town’s not-to-be-missed covered market since 2000. Take a look at the immense 15m/49ft-high doors of the building, designed by the architect Jean Nouvel! 

Access to the panoramic lift is located on the other side of the building. Once the glass doors slide shut, you’re in for a full minute of ascension, up 35m/115ft. At the top, it’s time for a photo or two, since the panorama is stunning!  

Overlooking the cobblestone streets and blonde stone buildings, this belvedere offers an ideal point of view the thackstone roofs over this medieval town! 

Your guide will point out the emblematic buildings of Sarlat to you. With the market square on one side and the Lantern of the Dead in the distance behind the Saint-Sacerdos Cathedral, can you spot the former bishop’s palace, now home to the Tourist Office?

Duration12 mn
TypeUnusual tour
Schedules Contact us
DépartureSaint-Marie Church

 The tour in images




per adult



  • Adult : 4 to 5 €
  • 6-12 years old, students, jobless and disabled people : 1 €
  • Children under 06 years old : free

Information and access to the panoramic lift of Sarlat

Enjoy these 12 minutes, which will give you an atypical view of Sarlat , best experienced on a sunny day, since the lift shaft is open to the outdoors!

On a hot day, remember your sunscreen and sunglasses, since it can be surprisingly hot here above the rooftops of the medieval town. You may reserve your admission ticket on-site or head to the Tourist Office to reserve in advance.

For more information contact us :

+33 5 53 31 45 45