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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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  • Beautiful city nestled against a cliff! Valley views! Visit out of season because its narrow streets have lost their charm with the torrents of tourists who are pouring into the city
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  • Already reach the place by car and to admire the situation of the people is all a puntazo. Beautiful landscape
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  • Rocamadour is a small village of pilgrimage, built on the rocks. There are several chapels and a castle on top. Worth the visit!
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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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