"A Rocky Plateau Village" Top 5 Page for this destination Rocamadour by black_mimi99

Rocamadour Travel Guide: 41 reviews and 176 photos

Spectacular Natural

When I saw this village from far away.... Spectacular and speechless.
Rocamadour is situated atop a rocky plateau overlooking the Alzou Valley. The town is really a magnificent site, with houses and castle built onto the side of the vertical cliffs.

When We arrived, we didn't take elevator, but walking up and sometimes by stairs, even need hard work to walk up, but it's worthed with the view.

Rocamadour, about 100 miles north of Toulouse, is a popular destination for pilgrims for hundreds years, this is b'cos the powers of the Black Madonna housed in the Chapelle Notre Dame in the heart of the cité (old city). From 12th to 14th centuries, the town become an importand stop on the main pilgimage route to Santiago de Compostela.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Religious interest, historical, beautiful architecture, and spectacular views
  • Cons:Too many shops
  • In a nutshell:Good for sports ...:)
  • Last visit to Rocamadour: Apr 2010
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Dec 9, 2011 at 9:36 PM

    Mimi, I was like you when I first saw this village, I thought it amazing.
    We didn't stop because we couldn't find a carpark.
    Interesting to read what I missed, thanks!

  • ardnas67's Profile Photo
    Sep 7, 2011 at 5:10 AM

    very nice page! We ao visited this town.

    greeting from Holland, Sandra

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Apr 29, 2010 at 9:42 AM

    Another of your interesting travel page with so many wonderful attractions especially Basilique St. Saveur, Tomb of Amadour and Palais épiscopa. The streets certainly look interesting to visit and explore! ~ho & pang

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2010 at 1:52 PM

    Wow.. nice opening pic. SL :)

  • goutammitra's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2010 at 3:01 AM

    Amazing pics! Why not little more text?

  • cokes's Profile Photo
    Apr 27, 2010 at 5:26 PM

    This place is really amazing. Just a pity you can take pictures inside the cave.


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