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. Arrange to visit Basilique St-Sauveur and other attractions in Rocamadour using our Rocamadour travel planning app .
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  • Why do simple when we can do complicate... There must be a reason, crazy love probably... it's the history of this Basilica, not to be missed
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  • Like the pilgrims, be earned after 210 markets. Light a candle after a prayer gives meaning to the moment. Reverence and serenity away from the madness of the world.
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  • somewhere embedded in the rock where you can walk or elevator and it's certainly worth it seems to come back in the middle ages ... wonderful
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  • Rocamadour's Black Virgin was once a place of pilgrimage that drew people from far and wide. The little chapel where she sits is still a wonder with a medley of icons from times more mystical. The city is built into the wall of the cliff, and its pretty amazing to see for an American. You can touch rock on the back walls of the cathedral, and even of the stores lower down. There are often events, concerts, cultural activities taking place in the chapel or grounds, so if you are lucky or plan ahead, you will have a memorable experience. Don't forget to get some of the goat cheese shaped like a hokey puck on the way there and back. You will need it for the climb, and it is a specialty of the region. Cabecou.
  • Beautiful cathedral, they have organ concerts in the Summer too.
  • what postcards are made of , full of many ameican tourists though
  • 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!
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