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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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  • The basilica was lovely. We approached from above, having walked from P2 at the top. I would recommend arriving before 10. It was fairly quiet when we arrived - but became busy very quickly. There is ...  more »
  • Past the shops to tourists, stairs lead you to the Basilica and sanctuary. Here, places and volunteers bring you the respect and reverence.
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  • Impossible to visit Rocamadour and don't view your patron saint's Basilica. Place of devotion and pilgrimage for centuries, including Kings, Queens and emperors
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  • The Basilique is nice and there is loads of detail in it for those that look but the feature for me was the views from the top.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Check if there are concerts scheduled when you visit it.
  • Pretty church that opens at 9:30am at the end of November.

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