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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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  • Visit in the afternoon after attending Padirac in October (except school holidays) site and beautiful, but the city was dead! Many shops were closed... Many tourist traps... We went not to the religious city or Castle... Another time perhaps, but not out of season...
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  • Heard about it from friends and it is a ‘must see’ if in this part of France. Like so many places how did they build this on the side of a cliff without the benefit of modern machinery? Views from the...  more »
  • In this monastery is a Black Madonna, making this a pilgrimage place, after Lourdes, the second place of France. You can here the crusade stations follow. To the top of. Also here is the tomb of St. Amadour. Beautiful chapels. In addition, Rocamadour is a nice medieval village.
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