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Lanterne des Morts

Sarlat-la-Caneda, Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
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Locked during the tourist season

Gate was locked today, Sunday at the height of the season. No advice whether it will open at any... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Phil J
,
Canberra, Australia
Unusual building

Easily spotted behind and above the cathedral, now a free entry carcass, outside you get an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Charles F
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Newtown, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good43%
  • Average30%
  • Poor5%
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Sarlat-la-Caneda, Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gate was locked today, Sunday at the height of the season. No advice whether it will open at any other time. Still an interesting structure seen from the church yard below. The church itself is also worth a short visit.

Thank Phil J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easily spotted behind and above the cathedral, now a free entry carcass, outside you get an elevated view of the medieval town, well worth a few minutes.

Thank Charles F
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

The French name literally means "Lantern of the Dead". There are many examples in small villages, such as in Sarlat. The structure is a small stone tower with a small opening at the top, where a light was displayed at night to mark the position...More

Thank Sonnymao
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

This building is well worth a look, its unusual, and hidden away, but if you get to the church, you will see it behind the church. Well worth a visit.

Thank malc1005
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Steps into the structure are short but steep. Saw a woman being attended by medics who’d fallen coming out of the structure.who appeared to have broken her ankle. My advice, find a safer place to get a panoramic view.

Thank NancyH2002
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

You'll see it behind the Cathedral. Together with the remaining graveyard in the back yard of the church it makes am impressive view.

Thank Milla_S_T
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

In the Valley of the Dordogne in the Aquataine region of southern France is the historic and beautiful town of Sarlat. Located away from its main streets and near a church is the Lanterne Des Morts. When I first saw it I heard it dated...More

1  Thank Robert J
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

A gentle stroll up from the cathedral. Sit quietly and take time out of the usual rush. We were thrilled the 2nd time we visited the lantern as there was a couple of buskers whose wonderful haunting voices were amplified by the building.

Thank Biddy40
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

It is a interesting building with a quite mysterious origin but only from the outside. Nothing to see in the inside....so a useless free entrance.

Thank Winehippie75
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Nice view of the back of the church that is obviously very old a built over a number of stages, and at the same time you can go in a see the Lanterne des Morts. At the same time you can take some nice photos...More

Thank Olejakob
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