On this particular day, we arrived in time for a Catholic mass and the cathedral. The cathedral is beautiful inside and out. Hearing the sermon, music and absorbing the French culture and religion is a wonderful way to spend an hour. The massive column that was near my seat in the church have the names of soldiers who had died in World War I inscribed.
After church, we sat in a square and listened to a cello player. Then we wandered around the church. The ancient lantern to the dead commemorates those who died in the black plague. In the short time of 3 or 4 days, one third the population died in this town. That is astounding to consider. The monument is very sobering.
|Lantern to the Dead, the oldest structure in Sarlat|
|Typical walking street|
Anyone visiting the Dordogne region of France should definitely visit Sarlat. The town is easily seen in about 4 hours. That is a very leisurely and pleasant 4 hours. Enjoy.
|Lantern, Cathedral Tower and blue sky|
|Lovely French windows and flowers|