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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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  • For ages, indeed Rocamadour was a religious site and still some pilgrims come to visit believing the myth of Amator also known as Zacheus mentioned in the bible. Amator supossedly stranded here after....  more
    For ages, indeed Rocamadour was a religious site and still some pilgrims come to visit believing the myth of Amator also known as Zacheus mentioned in the bible. Amator supossedly stranded here after....  more »
  • When you have arrived by car, you will have two possibilities to park in the large car park at the bottom or on the top of the village. When arriving at the bottom you can take the little train which....  more
    When you have arrived by car, you will have two possibilities to park in the large car park at the bottom or on the top of the village. When arriving at the bottom you can take the little train which....  more »

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