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Short Cut to your holiday booking! Amongst all the villages to visit in the Dordogne Valley, Rocamadour is said to be a place where miracles happen With its forget-me-not cliff-side setting, we just don't find it hard to believe!
Built on 3 successive levelsRocamadour is both a place of legend and history where old stone houses, majestic towers and a castle keep cascade off the cliff into the Alzou Canyon. Rising up metres, this vertiginous Citadel of Faith is best summed up by an old local saying: ' Houses on the river, churches on the houses, rocks on the churches, castle on the rock'. The town below the monastic buildings lies on the lowest slopes. Inan incorruptible body was found buried where the Sanctuary now lays. This discovery propelled Rocamadour to become one of the 4 most important pilgrimage sites in medieval Christiandomattracting Kings and paupers alike.
The steps that make up the Great Staircase separate the lower town from the complex of religious structures that are set halfway up the cliff.
The Sanctuary made of 8 chapels is built around a central courtyard. Carved from the wood of a walnut tree in the 12th centurythe Black Madonna has ever since drawn worshippers from all over Europe in search of miracles. Overhead, the 9th-century iron bell is said to ring on its own when somewhere in the world the Virgin performes a miracle. Many recorded miracles are linked to sailors in peril at seahence the boats hanging from the ceiling.
The medieval city is also home to the crypt of Saint-Amadour, just below the basilica. As an act of penance in times, pilgrims would do the step climb to the Sanctuary on their knees. However, today's visitors mostly concentrate on getting to the top without losing their breath big pat on the back for those who do No need to fear though, 2 lifts linking the lower town to the castle are available for the less sporty vacationers. Rocamadour's stunning castle was built to defend the village's Sanctuary in the Middle Ages and sits proudly at the top of the village in an extraordinary balancing act.
Visitors that have still got energy to burn and who are looking for a glimpse of the village as a whole should take the shady path towards L'Hospitalet. Inhabitated as early as the Upper Palaeolithic era, this hamlet offres a picture-postcard view of the golden stone village cascading into the canyon. Nearby, the prehistoric Grotte des Merveilles boasts an underground world of stalactites, lakes and original Paleolithic drawings of horses and deer that date back to 20, B.
The pre-historic artists created the paintings by airbrushing red and black pigment onto the rocks using animal bones and a variety of different stencils like hands. The cave is easily accessible with only a short walk down some steps. A chance to get up close and personal with barbary macaques roaming free in a large shady park. Keep in mind that the village continues to be an active place of worship so it's advised to dress accordingly. With a million visitors flocking to Rocamadour every year, try and plan a visit to the sacred marvel early in the morning as it can often get quite busy during the day.
Presented in the shape of a small disk, Rocamadour cheese can either be eaten warm on a slice of walnut bread or in a salad and will undoubtedly tickle any cheese lover's tastebuds.
In June, the Rocamadour AOC cheese festival is celebrated on Pentecost Sunday with a large market, cheese tasting, live music and activities for the kiddies. Remember to make an early start as over 20, spectators come to enjoy the show each year.
Visitors can choose to watch from various slopes in the surrounding valley. Another of Rocamadour's events takes place in spring when hundreds of sheep migrate from Rocamadour to the uplands for the annual Transhumance. Visitors and locals are welcome to the flock for a five day walk along the Dordogne's idyllic country lanes and paths guided by local shepherds that know the region like the backs of their hands. Project co-financed by the European Union. Europe invests in rural areas. Instagram Facebook Youtube. Book your stay. Rocamadour The Sacred City. The Sanctuary D.
The Sanctuary C. A thousand years of History Inan incorruptible body was found buried where the Sanctuary now lays.
Great staircase C. Sightseeing in Rocamadour Rocamadour's stunning castle was built to defend the village's Sanctuary in the Middle Ages and sits proudly at the top of the village in an extraordinary balancing act. Events in Rocamadour. Summer pasture Another of Rocamadour's events takes place in spring when hundreds of sheep migrate from Rocamadour to the uplands for the annual Transhumance.
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