We are traveling from Paris by train on Friday in the second week of September. The timetable to Bordeaux would have us arriving just before 10 in the morning. We expect that it will take us a little while to find where the Europe car hire is and then leave from the station (chance of us getting lost a couple of times as we usually do...) and drive the approximate 2 hours and 15 minutes will see us realistically arriving in Sarlat around 2.30. We will have a sat nav with us and by then will have a Michellin detailed map. Once we arrive in Sarlat we will enjoy traveling the minor roads and getting lost from time to time. Would love some help with the following:
Should we find a little lunch stop on the way? A little scenic picnic would be nice.
Do the times I have suggested above seem realistic?
Presumably most shops close between 12 and 2?
I feel I would like to be in Sarlat before 4, simply because of traffic on our first day.
Thanks for any help.