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“An incomparable view on a unique elevator”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Sarlat Vue du Ciel

Sarlat Vue du Ciel
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Darwen, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“An incomparable view on a unique elevator”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2014

We decided that we would go on this attraction without realising how amazing it would be. If you go straight to the old Sainte Marie Church ( there's an indoor market in the church part) you can select a time to go up on the lift and pay by credit card. There are to members of staff on; one to assist in ticket purchase (painless) and one to be your guide. The guide and ticket sales person speak very good English and take it in turns to do each other job.
The attraction is an open-topped, glass-walled elevator which goes up about 150 feet in the air, initially within the bell tower of the church, and then a little way past, giving fantastic 360 degree bird eye views of the mediaeval town of Sarlat. Descriptions of landmarks and a brief history of Sarlat are given by your guide.
Apparently the lift is of a type unique in Europe and designed by a world famous architect (Jon Nouvelle).
Incomparable views, and a bargain at €5 per adulte (our children were free!)

Visited August 2014
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
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new rochelle
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399 reviews
219 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
“Great Views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014

You can buy tickets at the church, or at the tourist office. The views are beautiful, though you never leave the elevator. The guide speaks French, which is no problem at all since he will give you a handout in English which indicates all the sites. Also, if you have trouble locating a place, just point on the handout and he will help you

Visited June 2014
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South Yorkshire, England
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240 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Great views over the old town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

This was a new experience for us in Sarlat and gave us a different view of the town. For French speakers, which one of us is, a very good commentary by a knowledgeable guide.

Visited September 2013
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fabulous view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

Very worthwhile even though the commentator spoke only in French. We had a copy to read in English but this was a bit distracting. You have to do this though!!! The view of the city is spectacular.

Visited June 2013
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St. Paul, MN
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best view in Sarlat!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

Loved the history and info we got from the guide, and the views from the top are spectacular! You can see for miles in all directions, and get a birds-eye-view of the roof tops of town, absolutely breathtaking! Bring your camera!

Visited June 2013
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