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Basilique St-Sauveur, Rocamadour

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
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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  • This church has a variety of chapels and niches for worship and veneration from St. Amadour to the black statue of the Madonna. Cut into the rock cliff face, it is a mast interesting church complex to...  read more »
  • The Basilica was a very cool stop, we especially appreciated the rock walls that the sanctuary was built into. It is an amazing piece of architecture. It is definitely worth the visit. 
  • Things found in the State do not corrode Christian hermit, amadour's body was in the 12th century and became a sacred place was built.  Chapel, known in the "Black Madonna". There were a lot of followers is a small chapel, dedicated to prayers.
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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Great day out at Rocamadour.
  • Pretty church that opens at 9:30am at the end of November.
  • Majestic
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