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Basilique St-Sauveur, Rocamadour

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Religious Site
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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  • It is well worth the walk to the Chapel to visit. The architecture is beautiful and just amazing how it is built into the rock wall. We were treated to the chiming of bells while we were there and mad...  more »
  • The Basilica is gorgeous. First, it is a wonder because the structure is built in the rock face. It is an experience worth the drive and walk to visit.  more »
  • We went here to see the Black Madonna and Christ Child of Rocamadour which were very impressive and were lucky enough to visit during one of their regular services - it was the highlight of our trip.  more »
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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.