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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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  • August 17, 2017
    Medieval city of great beauty. . Not to be missed. . Strong attendance, but which goes quite well, n is not weight for the visitor. Place where the religious and tourism it married perfectly
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  • August 17, 2017
    But a little tiring for children. The way of the cross is beautiful but watch see larger heat
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  • August 17, 2017
    What remarkable site... Discover religiously during a 15 August .the village at night is lit up and it should stay dinner enjoying this beautiful view of L'Hospitalet.
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  • June 7, 2017
    Beautiful location in the middle of nowhere, worth a visit, the only setback the shops with absurd products.
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  • July 20, 2017
    Do at least once. Good luck on the market!
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  • July 11, 2017
    Magical place by its history and location, not to be missed!
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  • May 9, 2017
    Clinging on to the quay and several churches, very beautiful. Even in the winter some people and open restaurants, hotels.
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  • October 30, 2016
    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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