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Basilique St-Sauveur, Rocamadour
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Built from the 11th to the 13th centuries, directly into the cliff face, Basilique St-Sauveur is the largest church at Cite Religieuse. This Romanesque Gothic house of worship has decorations, paintings, and inscriptions deatiling many of its notable visitors, including Philippe the Handsome. When you enter, look up to see one of the world’s oldest known clocks--from the 8th century--hanging from the ceiling. The working confessionals feature ornately carved wooden ornamentation. The church has the typical orientation popular during the transition period, facing the rising sun. By using our Rocamadour trip itinerary maker, you can arrange your visit to Basilique St-Sauveur and other attractions in Rocamadour.
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  • Known pilgrimage site after Lourdes. The reason of this would be this black madonna. Furthermore, the Basilique not special.
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  • The church is architecturally stunning since it is built into a rock face. It also has a black Madonna as well as several other interesting areas. The views are excellent. 
  • The sanctuary of Rocamadour is a high place of spirituality which we first discover the beauty arriving by way of the cross with a superb view on the mountains around and the medieval city below. He must visit the Basilica and the different chapels with a guide to really understand this place and to grasp the depth and the historical and spiritual interest. The guides, religious or secular, are exciting and into the range of visitors, believers or not, big or small. For those interested there are strong times who deserve to choose the time of his visit: mass, blessing of children... The confession is possible very regularly in the Basilica. Summer volunteers welcome tourists or pilgrims on the esplanade with a glass of water, for advice.
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  • Nice place to be. The walk upstairs isn't that hard and the view at the top is pretty cool. The one and only not-so-good thing was the money that we had to pay to get in the castle. We climbed all the way up where we discovered we had to pay. Would have been better if there was a board or a sign or something, just to inform you. Nevertheless pretty cool experience!
  • Check if there are concerts scheduled when you visit it.
  • The old church and chapel are stunning and have so many little details inside to see. The views from the terraces and the pathways are beautiful as well. It is definitely worth a visit and better to walk up and down if you can to appreciate all the elements and perspectives. It's a pity that the town at the bottom of the hill is so touristy but it is easily avoided.
  • Lovely old hotel
  • Pretty church that opens at 9:30am at the end of November.