My husband and I are planning a trip to the Dordogne next April/early May and as we have such a very short time to spend there, we want to make the best of it. We have stayed in Sarlat before and definitely want to go back, and we have also stayed in other parts of the region (Rocamadour and St Emilion). So, although we have been doing some research, we are trying to get an honest local opinion on charming, pretty villages and/or that would complement a stay in Sarlat. If you think that a stay in the countryside (i.e. a rural area rather than in a village or town) would better complement Sarlat, please let me know of any hotels or lodges that stand out... we would be staying at La Lanterne in Sarlat. Many thanks.