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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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  • pretty and amazing! plan good small shoes for the visit and also for the parking - visit - parking ride! Presence of many shops and a few glaciers/restaurateurs. a visit which amazes... and who is still free today!
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  • We spent some time in this city. The setting is beautiful, and very calming. I highly recommend you to go there. This pendant I find unfortunate asked to money every 10 m... even if there is no obligation to pay I think it distorts the framework.
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  • great place not to be missed at any price...; whether you believe or don't believe, transcendence is to hand... wear the pray to Rocamadour for more than 1000 years...
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  • Very pretty but it is extremely touristy.
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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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  • magnificent city
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  • Timeless and beautiful
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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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