ROCAMADOUR, “CITADEL OF FAITH
At 50km from the campsite, discover Rocamadour, a medieval city clinging to its cliff and a must-see during your stay in Dordogne. On the program: discoveries, visits, tastings and animations.
A Marian city and pilgrimage site
Located in the heart of the Haut-Quercy region, Rocamadour is a famous place of pilgrimage since the 12th century. Visited since the Middle Ages, the Marian city has welcomed, over the centuries, many “roumieux”, famous and anonymous like Blanche of Castille, Henry II of England and Louis IX of France, Saint Bernard and Saint Dominique who came to venerate the tomb of Saint Amadour and the Black Virgin.
The medieval city of Rocamadour: a major tourist site near the campsite
Discover the medieval city of Rocamadour and stroll through the picturesque streets lined with splendid medieval houses. On your way, admire exceptional monuments: the Salmon, Cabilière, hospital and fig tree gates, the monumental staircase, which pilgrims used to climb on their knees, the Saint-Amadour crypt (
classified in the world heritage of the UNESCO
), the Saint-Sauveur basilica, the Saint-Blaise, Sainte-Anne, Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Saint-Michel and Notre-Dame chapels.
The caves of Rocamadour
Visit the Cave of Wonders and discover the underground heritage of Rocamadour. A geological and prehistoric cave dating back more than 20,000 years, covered with a multitude of crystalline concretions and decorated with exceptional cave paintings: hands, horses, cattle, deer, felines…
At the foot of the city, the Alzou canyon and the Ouysse valley offer visitors and sportsmen magnificent hiking trails that cannot be ignored.
For the gourmets and cheese lovers: Discover the raw milk goat cheese palets matured in a cellar…. A treat!
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