Sarlat-la-Canéda has many shops and boutiques within the main town centre. Several large brand chain stores (like Esprit, Burton) can be found on the Rue de la République. However the best finds are the small boutiques and traditional food stores that can be found along the cobbled streets of the old town by just stepping off the Rue de la République and exploring the alleys.
On Wednesdays and Saturdays the town has a great market which sets up all along the streets of the town centre. It’s a little larger on Saturdays and on both days driving and parking in the centre can be busy.
It’s very very busy from June to September but also can be very busy in December when there is a Christmas market.