One Bed, One Bath, Large, Centrally-located Self-catering Apartment
Sharon and Mark
About Sharon and Mark
Sharon and Mark have traveled the world together for thirty years. When they visited Sarlat, they fell in love with the yellow stone of its buildings. The people of Sarlat were so warm and friendly. Immediately, they knew they would live there. La Pivoine is their home in France.
Sharon and Mark purchased this Apartment in 2016
Why Sharon and Mark chose Sarlat-la-Caneda Historic Center
Having fallen in love with Sarlat, Sharon and Mark searched for years to find just the right place. It was not enough to live in Sarlat -- the house had to be a home with character. It had to be in the historic center. It had to have the honey-colored stone of the city. On the cathedral square, La Pivoine is that home. Sharon and Mark hope that, when they must be away, you can enjoy the home and the city as much as they do.
What makes this Apartment unique
La Pivoine is a large, light, space that is simultaneously airy and substantial. It is centrally located on the cathedral square and it has a balcony that overlooks the square, a rare thing in Sarlat. One can go for extended periods of time without a car. Sarlat has two wonderful market days each week -- Saturday and Wednesday -- right outside the front door. The train station is within walking distance.
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Perfect apartment in the center of town
This apartment is amazing! The property itself is perfect. It is inviting, enchanting, and very well equipped! I could live here.
The apartment is right in the center of the old part of town and is actually very quiet at night. Cannot think of anything that needs to be improved. Loved sitting on the balcony overlooking everything! Thank you Mark and Sharon for allowing us to enjoy your place. We hope to be back soon!
Thanks for your lovely comments, Nancy. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. We're lucky that La Pivoine attracts such wonderful visitors.
Excellent home base for visit to Sarlat and the Dordogne
Located in the heart of the medieval town. Busy with tourists during day and evening, however, early morning or late evening, wonderful area to wander.
Steven met us upon arrival making check in easy. Directed us to a free car park five minute walk from apartment.
Hope to return to Sarlat one day and would stay here again.
Thanks so much for your kind words. We're lucky that La Pivoine attracts such lovely guests.
Mark and Sharon
Ideal location - Wrong time of year!
A superb flat, exactly as portrayed in publicity. However we were unaware that in July and August street entertainers are licensed to perform in front of cathedral until 11 pm, speakers blaring out music at full volume, frequently until much later. We therefore had the choice of closing bedroom windows in the stifling heat, or leaving them open and being unable to sleep because of the noise - The only downside, but a significant one - Pity!
A gem in the heart of Sarlat
La Pivoine is a wonderful,characterful apartment situated in the heart of Sarlat. The apartment is spacious, comfortable and beautifully presented and we totally relaxed and enjoyed all that Sarlat had to offer. We awoke on the Saturday morning to the sounds and beautiful aromas of the Saturday market. What a treat!
Thank you Sharon and Mark for being wonderful hosts. Also to Steve who made the checkin process so easy😊
We're so glad that you enjoyed yourselves. We hope that you make it back again some day.
-Mark and Sharon
The perfect place in Sarlat old town
We looked forward to staying in this flat for awhile and were not disappointed.
We found that it had all of the charm of the old town. It's nicely furnished, new appliances with a balcony over the square for lunch or evening wine. There was a handy notebook with good information and many pamphlets with info for cave and castle hopping. Check in and out with Steve the manager.was easily arranged. Thank you Mark and Sharon
Thank you for your lovely words. We're so happy you enjoyed it. We hope you can return some day.
-Mark and Sharon
Great place in great location.
We loved this place, located in a very old building with high ceilings and antique furniture. It is highly recommended. Best feature was one of the few balconies in town where we ate all our meals. There is also a large well equipped kitchen. From the balcony you look down on an old square with constant activity. We ended up eating most of meals at the place because of the setting. On market days we woke up to the wonderful smells of food being prepared under our window. The town of Sarlat is a charming old market town which still has markets on Saturday and Wednesday. It is close to many great sites in the Dordogne including prehistoric cave art, old castles, gardens, and quaint villages. We even canoed down the Dordogne. We will return. Mark and Sharon are wonderful hosts and very helpful.
One can spend days exploring the medieval city of Sarlat with its cathedral, twisting cobbled streets, art exhibits, shops, museums, and the enigmatic La Lanterne de Mort. The area has many examples of fascinating prehistoric cave paintings. Other prehistoric sites include cave dwellings, including the one where the original Cro-Magnon man was discovered. The countryside is dotted with lovely chateaux and gardens, including Chateau des Milandes -- Josephine Baker's former home. The Dordogne river provides opportunities for canoing and other water activities. A dedicated bike path starts in Sarlat and bicycle rental is available. When you decide to venture out, Europcar has a rental office in town.