"A Rocky Plateau Village" Top 5 Page for this destination Rocamadour by black_mimi99
Rocamadour Travel Guide: 39 reviews and 166 photos
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:Religious interest, historical, beautiful architecture, and spectacular views
- Cons:Too many shops
- In a nutshell:Good for sports ...:)
The Merveilles cave (Cave of wonders) contains 20,000 years old (Magdalenien) prehistoric cave paintings, and beautiful... more travel advice
From Toulouse, drive north on N20 to Payrac and turn right onto D673 for Rocamadour (20 miles). more travel advice
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