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Address: Sarlat-la-Caneda, Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
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Small-Group Dordogne Day Tour from Sarlat
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An unusual bullet like structure, indicating the presence of a cemetery. Definitely worth a quick visit. A piece of architecture in its own right.

Reviewed 11 November 2016
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have never seen something similar, it is special but not really spectacular. Depending on your luck, you may have someone who occupies the place and tries to offer some music inside. It is not necessarily good though.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

An unusual bullet like structure, indicating the presence of a cemetery. Definitely worth a quick visit. A piece of architecture in its own right.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Suggest to read up a little of the history of the Lanterne des Morts before visiting. Easy to find on the Cathedral grounds.

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Birchington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Situated behind the cathedral of Saint Sacerdos in Sarlat, this lanterne is an unusual piece of architecture that was probably an ossuary in former centuries. Mercifully, the bones that usually sit on racks within have long since been removed to leave just the nicely restored building in a quant setting. It is free to enter and no one bothers you... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

There is not a lot to do in Sarlat, although the surrounding area is good. This site is Okl, but not a must see.

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Thank realbigbear
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

An interesting part of the walk around Old Sarlat. The story of the loss of life due to the plague is most interesting.

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Spokane, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

My wife frowned but agreed it looks phalic, but it is a wonderfully fanciful tower to celebrate the dead. Planned by a monk, so who knows?

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Poitiers, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Part of the lovely architecture around Sarlat near the Cathedral worth looking at if in the area. Though be caucus if not very steady on your feet as the steps are steep and the surrounding stone area not very level.

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Like every visitor to Sarlat, you will visit the cathedral. If you move from the main square and up the hill and view the cathedral from the top view, you will come across this strange looking feature. It's empty inside, apart from the pigeons, and you will soon move on. Only if you do your research will you appreciate the... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

The Lanterne des Morts is a fascinating 12th century structure situated adjacent to St Sacerdos Cathedral in Sarlat. Its origins are lost in the mists of time - possibly connected with the nearby mediaeval cemetery (Morts) or with the invading Saracens (Moors) It is now an empty structure, inhabited only by pigeons, but great architecture and a great view from... More 

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