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Lanterne des Morts

Sarlat-la-Caneda, Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
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Small-Group Dordogne Day Tour from Sarlat
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Sarlat-la-Caneda, Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nobody really knows what was the purpose of this lantern. The name is misleading as it has nothing to do with deaths. While you wonder, look up to this unusual place.

Thank Guillaume R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this by accident and loved it. The acoustics inside are incredible, we were so lucky to be there at the same time as a young girl just starting her signing career.

Thank VicenzaMarco
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the tower in itself is surprising and nobody knows exactly what was its use in the ceremonies !! It's located above the "enfeus" which are a beautiful place behind the cthedral.

Thank pierre s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a big disappointment. fortunately it wasn't a big hike to get to. The church in front of it was much more interesting. Sarlat Village is well worth a trip

Thank kwoodRochester
Reviewed 16 June 2017

As far as I know, a unique structure within the grounds of an ancient abbey - cool and inviting and rather spooky

Thank Fudge03
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

A fascinating glimpse of medieval history. One of many amazing buildings and artefacts in the medieval city. Must see if you visit Sarlat.

Thank 49philt
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I have never seen something similar, it is special but not really spectacular. Depending on your luck, you may have someone who occupies the place and tries to offer some music inside. It is not necessarily good though.

Thank Alice Man Kwan C
Reviewed 12 November 2016

An unusual bullet like structure, indicating the presence of a cemetery. Definitely worth a quick visit. A piece of architecture in its own right.

Thank Elizabeth_David_12
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Suggest to read up a little of the history of the Lanterne des Morts before visiting. Easy to find on the Cathedral grounds.

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Situated behind the cathedral of Saint Sacerdos in Sarlat, this lanterne is an unusual piece of architecture that was probably an ossuary in former centuries. Mercifully, the bones that usually sit on racks within have long since been removed to leave just the nicely restored...More

Thank Goomsu
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