Lanterne des Morts

This cylindrical monument dating from the 12C is also known as the Tour St Bernard (St Bernard's Tower), reportedly in honour of the saint, who was said to have blessed bread in Sarlat, thus miraculously curing the sick. The building has two rooms, although the upper room is strangely inaccessible: how would the lantern have been lit? Its actual function remains a mystery but it may have been a funeral chapel.

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Address : 

rue Montaigne, 24200 Sarlat-la-Canéda

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Former Bishop's Palace of Sarlat
Converted into a theatre, and housing
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Old Sarlat Old Sarlat
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The historic town of Sarlat, so
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Maison de la Boétie
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Former Bishop's Palace of Sarlat
Former Bishop's Palace of Sarlat
Converted into a theatre, and housing
Cathedrale St Sacerdos
Cathedrale St Sacerdos
The 12C church which stood on this site
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Old Sarlat Old Sarlat
Old Sarlat
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Former Bishop's Palace of Sarlat
Converted into a theatre, and housing
Cathedrale St Sacerdos
Cathedrale St Sacerdos
The 12C church which stood on this site
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Château de Montfort
Château de Montfort
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