A giant Easter egg hunt through the streets of Sarlat!

Grande chasse aux œufs de Pâques dans les rues de Sarlat
Grande chasse aux œufs de Pâques dans les rues de Sarlat
Grande chasse aux œufs de Pâques dans les rues de Sarlat

Each year on the Monday directly following Easter, the town of Sarlat hosts a goose egg hunt through its historical district. For the occasion, the town also organises a special tour that enables children to discover Sarlat's built heritage.

The town of Sarlat makes the most of Easter weekend to offer an Easter egg hunt to kids who might not have a garden of their own. This is an opportunity for parents to enjoy tender moments with their children, who adore this tradition, as the whole family embarks upon a chocolate treasure hunt through the historic streets.

"We showcase our historical and gourmet heritage with this event, which attracts nearly four hundred children and their parents each year," remarks Franck Ducal, the deputy mayor in charge of the event.

Early in the morning, some twenty municipal employees hide more than two thousand coloured eggs throughout the historic district. Each quarter features a different colour: blue, yellow, green, red and orange will guide the children from one area to another. Each child who finds five eggs of different colours (or three multicoloured eggs for children under five) can exchange them for a bag of chocolates. The lucky kids who find a golden egg will receive a special gourmet surprise and a ticket to the cinema. Five of the twenty-five golden eggs are striped with silver. These very special eggs can be exchanged for a chocolate surprise as well as a free ride in the Sainte Marie panoramic lift.

Some clever children will quickly find the coloured eggs. To add a zest of adventure, the city has designed a guided tour to show children some of the most important places and architectural details of the historical district. Karine Dacruz, a heritage guide, will lead the children through the maze of old streets. She will entertain the children with anecdotes on the history of Sarlat and the life of its inhabitants and will invite participants to answer a quiz. (Registration at the reception stand - Place Boissarie)

Practical information

Date: Monday following Easter

Place: Town centre - (Historical district)

Time: At 9:30 a.m., registration for the egg hunt and guided tour opens on Place Boissarie (in front of the covered market). The egg hunt begins at 10 a.m.

This event is entirely free of charge and is organised with the support of the chocolate craftsmen of Sarlat and Rex cinema. Each child will receive a free hot chocolate upon registration, and a gourmet area with a chocolate fondue fruit dip is available to participants all morning long.

Information:  Sarlat town hall - Communication department - +33 (0)5 53 31 53 45