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Cite Religieuse, Rocamadour

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Set halfway up a cliff in the Alzou canyon, Cite Religieuse can be reached by walking up Grand Escalier stairway or by paying a nominal fee to take an elevator down. Visitors who take the elevator miss the landing 140 steps up, which has a fine view of this fort. At the top, see the 11th-century Place St. Amadour, paved with white stone and surrounded by 7 chapels set inside 12th-century buildings, including St. Sauveur Basilica, St. Amadour crypt, and the chapel of Notre-Dame, with its famous statue of the Black Madonna. Don’t miss the superbly intact frescoes from the 12th century in the Romanesque St. Michel chapel, which is built into the cliff face. Plan my day in Rocamadour using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • Very nice beautiful location to drink absolutely the best is to get to the bottom of rocamadour you will have a great view of the city
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  • We had read a bit about this village, but to be honest our knowledge was limited. We are touring the region and Rocamadour was recommended and apparently is one of the top tourist destinations in Fran...  more »
  • Living in Martel, I always take as much pleasure to see this majestic site. The ideal is to go when the sun illuminates the rock which becomes yellow
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  • Impressive place. The second of France with more pilgrims. It is worth without a doubt see it.
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  • Beautiful location in the middle of nowhere, worth a visit, the only setback the shops with absurd products.
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  • Do at least once. Good luck on the market!
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  • Magical place by its history and location, not to be missed!
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  • Clinging on to the quay and several churches, very beautiful. Even in the winter some people and open restaurants, hotels.
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