Sarlat panoramic lift

Take a ride on the panoramic lift

Sarlat’s panoramic lift is hidden in the heart of the town’s covered market, in the bell tower of the old Sainte-Marie church which dates from 1365 and renovated by the architect Jean Nouvel. Located in the medieval part of the town, this glazed lift offers a breathtaking view over Sarlat-la-Canéda.

Go behind the church to find it. Take the lift to the top of the bell tower. You’ll overlook Sarlat at a height of 35 metres and discover a marvellous 360° panorama.

A guide will point out the unmissable buildings in Sarlat, such as the Saint-Sacerdos cathedral, the chapel of the Lantern of the Dead…
Admire La Place du Marché, the charming little cobbled streets and the ochre-coloured stone houses roofed with traditional lauze tiles.
A lovely 12-minute tour of the city from above – something for the whole family. Remember to immortalise it by taking photos!

Schedules and rates

Open from 1 April to 1 November, and between All Saints’ Day and Easter, open every Saturday, during school holidays and for special events. Access depends on the weather.

  • High season: 10am to 1pm and 2:30pm to 7pm.
  • Off-season: 11:00am to 12:30pm and 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Under 6 years old: free
6-12 years old: €1
Over 12 years old:
€5 per person in high season (€4.50 in group)
€4 per person in low season (€3.50 in group).

Every Tuesday during the summer, from 15 July to 15 August, from 6pm to 7.30pm, enjoy a visit with truffle sandwiches for 6 €.

A guide will provide a commentary and you will provided with a booklet upon arrival (languages: English, Spanish, Dutch and French, for the hearing impaired). You can take the Sarlat panoramic lift in groups of up to 7 people.

It is advisable to bring sun cream and sunglasses on hot sunny days, as the glass walls let the sunshine in.

The panoramic lift is accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Animals are allowed. All methods of payment are accepted (credit card, cheque, cash, as well as holiday vouchers).

You can buy your tickets on the spot or book them at the tourist office (maximum 4 days in advance).