Fodor's Expert Review Hostellerie La Couleuvrine

1 pl. de la Bouquerie, Sarlat-la-Canéda, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, 24200, France

Sarlat is not overly blessed with beautiful historic hotels, so this one stands out—literally—thanks to its massive crenellated tower (an imposing structure that held off besieging forces during the Wars of Religion). Originally part of the town's ancient ramparts, the hotel is a short stroll from Sarlat's Cité Médiévale. Inside, the atmosphere is richest in the restaurant: a vast half-timber, 13th-century stone hall where the town council once presided; today, a menu of classic dishes reflect the area's rich gastronomic tradition. Guest rooms are simply but nicely furnished and vary widely in size, from teensy to spacious. The showpiece is the tower room, complete with a crenellated Cinerama view out the windows. Be aware that some rooms have stairs so book accordingly.


  • excellent prices
  • vegan-friendly restaurant with a historic atmosphere
  • some rooms have private terraces


  • lots of stairs
  • quality of food can vary widely
  • no spa or pool


Pet Friendly


Phones: 05–53–59–27–80


28 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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