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Car parking in Sarlat

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Car parking in Sarlat

Does anyone know how we can find a good car park in Sarlat town, needs to be pretty central and suitable for a pushchair? I seem to remember parking being very limited. Going at start of June so hoping its won't be high season.

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1. Re: Car parking in Sarlat

There is no parking in the actual centre. It's all round the edge.

There is a printable map on the council website showing the parking areas

http://www.sarlat.com/geographie/plan2.jpg

hampshire, uk
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2. Re: Car parking in Sarlat

Very helpful. Thank you for that.

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3. Re: Car parking in Sarlat

There *is* a carpark just on very close to the center, between the old part of town and the lovely park (which has a playground for the toddler set) -- but it's used for market stalls on Wednesday and Saturday.

It's directly in front of the Palais de Justice, IIRC.

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4. Re: Car parking in Sarlat

That carpark has not been used for the market for a year or two now.

The road parking charges around the Old Town have just been increased to €2.50 for 2 hours which is great because the locals who worked in town who pinched all the spaces early morning now park in the free spaces . (it used to be €7 all ) . The price means that there are generally always spaces if you need to park close to the centre.

A parking ticket is only €11 euros and quite a good deal really as it gives you a full days parking without having to feed the meter.

There are 2400 free parking spaces in the locale but some mean a 5-10 minute walk to the centre.

There really isn't a problem parking in or around Sarlat if you are able to walk.

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5. Re: Car parking in Sarlat

It was most definitely being used for the market in April

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6. Re: Car parking in Sarlat

Are we talking about the same car park? Place de la Grand Rigaudie?

They have the occasional special events there but not the regular market.

The 'good deal' of €11 for a an issued parking ticket come to an end on August 1st when it is increased to €17.

It appears that if you have a non-French registration the parking tickets are never enforced. There is no clamping or towing away so it is liable to abuse.

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7. Re: Car parking in Sarlat

Yep, that's the one -- and both the Wednesday and the Saturday market spilled into the parking lot in April of this year, honest.

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8. Re: Car parking in Sarlat

There actually is parking right on the street that goes thru the middle of Sarlat, a stones throw away from the open market and the old section. Getting there early will help. On non market days, finding a place is much easier. Price is just a bit more than the remote big car park lots.

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9. Re: Car parking in Sarlat

No - the main street becomes market, as well, during tourist season.(closed to vehicles and lined with vendors in April)

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10. Re: Car parking in Sarlat

Not a big thing, but the main street right up to where the market begin and right past where the market ends remains open for traffic and parking, and is closer and far less hilly then parking in a lot above the old city on either side. I was just there 2 Saturdays in May and parked as stated.

Picture a bisected circle, with the parking right up to where the circle is bisected on both sides. If this was not the case, traffic in and out of Sarlat would not be able to even get to the parking lots.

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