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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. Make Cite Religieuse part of your personalized Rocamadour itinerary using our Rocamadour vacation generator.
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  • has see absolutely gorgeous a lot of steps to climb but there is a lift to the nons brave!
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  • Very beautiful architecture, we have lends it printing a step at the time, explains the history of the village with humor... to see
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  • Rocamadour is a beautiful village clinging to the rock. You can park up to the Castle, then go down the way of the cross (recently restore and very passable even in stroller). Stop visiting the numerous chapels and go see the Virgin of Rocamadour (if possible do the tour - there are many summer volunteers). The historical center is very nice to stroll.
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  • A big downside. On the square a tree trunk full of nails with nails and a hammer to participate in the cloutifiction. It's a good thing tomorrow is halloween. ...
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