Europe and the Mediterranean

Rocamadour

Ròcamador in Occitan

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Directions

BY AIR

  • Bordeaux  Airport
  • Toulouse Airport – Blagnac

BY LAND

  • Rocamadour is situated about 250 km east of Bordeaux, from where the roads A-89, A-20 (l’Occitane), D-23 y D-673 start
  • It is also possible to access Rocamadour from Toulouse to the north (200 km approx.), on the A-62, A-20 (l’Occitane), D-39 y D-32

Currency

euro

Where to sleep

Tourist office

Office de Tourisme Souillac, Rocamadour, Padirac, Gramat; tel. (+33) 05 65 33 22 03 ; sejour@rocamadour.org y stp@tourisme-souillac.com

To visit

Sights

Village, fort and medieval religious complex with seven sanctuaries; among them:

  • Chapel of Notre-Damme (dedicated to the Black Madonna)
  • Church of Saint-Amadour
  • Basilica of Saint-Saveur
  • Chapel of Saint-Michel

Museums

  • Museum des Arts Sacrés, in the former episcopal palace; it houses the most outstanding works of religious art of Rocamadour

Also…

  • A staircase of 216 stairs provides access to the top of Rocamadour, a beautiful view over the canyon of the River Alzou
  • In the cave des Merveilles  you can admire paintings of over 20.000 years old
  • Natural Regional Park of Causses du Quercy; has a significant rural ethnological heritage of dry stone that includes walls and cabins
  • Arquéosite de Fieux en Miers (nearby town): educational park about the life of primitive man
  • Recreational aquatic center in Gramat (nearby town)

Do not forget

  • Rocamadour is the second most visited place in France (after Mont Saint-Michel), with more than a million visitors a year
  • Rocamadour gives its name to a delicious goat cheese with guarantee of origin
  • In June is the cheese festival in Rocamadour
  • There are guided tours daily of 1h 45’ of length (also for students): http://www.rocamadour.com/

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