Rocamadour, the village on the cliff

  • Rocamadour

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    Rocamadour

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  • Levé du soleil sur Rocamadour et le canyon de l'Alzou

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    Levé du soleil sur Rocamadour et le canyon de l'Alzou

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  • Escalier de Rocamadour

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    Escalier de Rocamadour

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  • Montgolfiades à Rocamadour

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    Montgolfiades à Rocamadour

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  • Rocher des Aigles à Rocamadour

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    Rocher des Aigles à Rocamadour

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Rocamadour, the village on the cliff 46500 Rocamadour fr

Venerable shrine of Christianity since the Middle Age, renowned unanimously as a “Exceptional Grand Site” of Occitanie region, Rocamandour attracts 1.5 million visitors every year. 

Defying the laws of gravity, this city is gripped to the rocks forming a spectacular superposition of brown roofs, houses, and churches. From the castle that is
dominating this “audacious scaffold”, we can distinguish a 150m high cliff and at its bottom, the Alzou River.

Listed as UNESCO WORLD heritage

Listed as UNESCO WORLD heritage thanks to its belonging to the roads of St-Jacques de Compostelle, the Basilic and the crypt of Saint-Amadour can also be visited, but only to those brave enough to climb the 216 stairs that separate them from the rest.
The “Chapelle miraculeuse” (miraculous chapel)  is one of the 7 other chapels built within the rock itself. It hides the biggest treasure: the Black virgin, venerated for more than 1000 years. 

 

Contact:

Office de tourisme Vallé de la Dordogne
Cour du Prieuré
46110 Carennac

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