Sarlat on the silver screen

Sarlat on the silver screen

Cobblestone streets, Castles of the Périgord and breathtaking landscapes…
Welcome to a land that has captured the hearts of film-makers!
As a family or with friends, enter the on-location backdrops that appear in the greatest films about medieval times and the Renaissance.
It’s lights, camera, action in Sarlat and the Périgord Noir!

Sarlat-la-Canéda,

the third most-filmed location in France

Don your knight’s costume, because the medieval cinema scene is already set.
In these cobblestone streets lined with old stone houses, throw a bit of straw and earth on the ground, and voilà, the
Middle Ages are back!
So why not become an extra in a film? You might get a chance to meet your favourite film-maker.
And because Sarlat loves the cinema, it presents the Sarlat Film Festival in November.


Films made in Sarlat-la-Canéda

As you stroll through the streets of this medieval town, you’ll find yourself wallking through the scenes of great classic films. French film lovers might remember Le Tatoué, made here in 1968 by Denys de la Patellière!
The streets of Sarlat also inspired Stellio Lorenzi for his film Jacquou le Croquant, shot here the next year; as well as Robert Hossein, for his famous feature film Les Misérables.
And this is also where Sophie Marceau played in Revenge of the Musketeers, directed by Bertrand Tavernier in 1993.
Ever After: A Cinderella Story was shot here in 1997 by Andy Tennant, followed by The Messenger:
The Story of Joan of Arc by Luc Besson in 1998 and Cartouche, le brigand magnifique, a French made-for-TV film by Henri Helman in 2009.
Sarlat is indeed a star of the silver screen!

Other parts of the Périgord Noir

also appear in cult films!

In 1989, Montignac and Commarque, both in the Périgord Noir, appeared in Les Enfants de Lascaux a film that sets out to uncover the Lascaux cave.
This is an opportunity to look back on prehistory in the Périgord.
And what about the quintessentially French film Les Visiteurs by Jean-Marie Poiré?
As you explore Beynac in the Périgord Noir, you’ll come across some of the most emblematic locations in the film…

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