Rocamadour

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TownRocamadour
Insee code46240
Postcode46500
Latitude44.7993830
Longitude1.6179010
AltitudeFrom 110 to 364 meters
Surface49.42 km²
Population675 inhabitants
Density13 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelsCouzou at 3.8 km
Chief townCahors (at 60 km, 57 min)Rignac at 6.1 km
DepartmentLotAlvignac at 6.5 km
RegionMidi-PyrénéesSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

At the heart of Gramat Causse and the gateway to the Dordogne valley, Rocamadour, hanging on the cliff overlooking the bright Alzou canyon, is a real balancing act. In a vertical deployment of rocks secrets and brown roofs, the village is a wonderful layering of houses and shrines: "The houses on the creek, the churches of the houses, the rock churches, the castle on the rock."

High-rise of Christianity since the Middle Ages, the medieval city offers many attractions. World Heritage of UNESCO, shrines and in particular the Black Madonna chapel open to visitors after climbing the 216 stairs of the pilgrims. The shopping street of the city, dotted with fortified gates, provides access to the town hall of the Renaissance, the heart of this beautiful medieval city.

Arms: Three lilies Golden background d'Azur, and three rocks checkerboard background of Mouth (red) with the seals of the Consuls of Rocamadour 1303.

Rocamadour AOC: The AOC is a cheese Rocamadour "pure goat" made exclusively from whole raw milk, produced, processed and refined on the Appellation area in respect of tradition. It is creamy, smooth and melting, revealing a goat smell, cream or butter to more pronounced with similar tastes. There are a thousand and one way to enjoy the AOC Rocamadour: the Rocamadour commonly savored creamy, but, according to taste, can be eaten dry, releasing aromas more powerful. The Rocamadour is preserved in the bottom of the refrigerator or in cool and humid (10 ° C). Before eating, it is recommended to leave 1 hour at room temperature so that it finds its flavors and softness. The Rocamadour is a cheese that connoisseurs are particularly appreciative because it digs: under her skin, we discover her creamy and temperature, fine pearl skin.

The wines: The Amadour red (wine country of the Lot) is a pleasant wine to drink. Composed of 60% Merlot and 40% Malbec, his nose has great intensity and aromas of black fruit, cherry and spice. It is of great magnitude on the palate with fine tannins. It can be kept 3 to 4 years. To combine with salad Quercy, Quercy lamb or Rocamadour. The Amadour rosé (vin de pays du Lot), composed of Gamay, Malbec and Merlot, with aromas of white fruit (pear, pineapple), acacia flowers and red fruit (cherry, raspberry), also attracted mouth by its breadth and freshness. Its quality was recognized at the Concours General Agricole in Paris in 2009 where the 2008 vintage was awarded the Gold Medal Wine Country Rose Lot.

Foie gras: Close to Rocamadour, a farm 10 000 students each year Mallard ducks for foie gras production and other regional specialties in the traditional farmer and to the delight of gourmets.

The walnut cake: The cake is a Rocamadour nut ​​pastry, specialty areas of Quercy and Perigord. The nut (AOC since 2002 Périgord walnuts), is the essential ingredient of this cake.

The Quercy lamb: the Quercy lamb is the product of a land (the Causses du Quercy), race (Caussenarde Lot), and know-how that can occur throughout the year of the Lambs "100 days". High minimum 70 days with his mother, supplemented with a ration of cereals, the lamb has a breeding sheep in a traditional and ancestral.

The goat milk soaps: The fat molecules in goat milk are exceptionally fine and are easily absorbed through the skin. The goat milk soaps are known for their antibacterial property that leaves the skin silky and hydrated naturally. These soaps are frequently used in cases of dry skin, eczema ...


SIGHTSEEING

Rocamadour tour in July and August, Thursdays at 10:30 am and 16h. Discover, along with a tour guide, the ruins of the hospital Saint-Jean, the medieval city and shrines, including the Basilica of Saint-Sauveur and Saint-crypt Amadour world heritage of UNESCO.

Rock of the Eagles.

Monkey Forest Sanctuary.

Small train.

Educational farm.

Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Rocamadour - Padirac
Information pointsTourist Office of Rocamadour
Leisure centresCave of the Merveilles,   Museum of Sacred Art Francis Poulenc
Performance hallsCôté Rocher

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

In March: Mountain bike Brive-Rocamadour.

Whit Sunday: Feast of Cheese.

On the day of Father's Day: Flea market.

In July: Pilgrimage to mountain bike ("Pele ATV").

In August: Festival Cantica Sacra.

The last weekend of September: Montgolfiades.


ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Animations archaeological Miers.

Visit "Explorer" of Padirac.

Thursdays at Heritage Country Souillac-Rocamadour.

Unusual visit to the priory, deanery of Carennac.

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
See reptiles at a vivariumEntertainment9 €Martel (14.4 km)
Donkey hike in the Quercy plateausNature and the outdoorsFrom 30 € to 50 €Loubressac (15.5 km)
Discovery black truffles and saffronLocal flavours10 €Loubressac (15.5 km)
18-hole golf course in the Dordogne ValleySports sensations37 €Lachapelle-Auzac (21 km)
Canoe or kayak hire in the DordogneNature and the outdoorsFrom 13 € to 21 €Carsac-Aillac (28 km)

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PHOTOS

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Panorama ( © Jean Espirat )Panorama ( © Jean Espirat )
Panorama ( © Jean Espirat )Panorama ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Closeup of the village ( © Jean Espirat )Closeup of the village ( © Jean Espirat )
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view of the castle from the main street ( © Jean Espirat )view of the castle from the main street ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Door Hugon ( West), inside view ( © Jean Espirat )Door Hugon ( West), inside view ( © Jean Espirat )
Door Hugon ( West) to the outside ( © Jean Espirat )Door Hugon ( West) to the outside ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Porte Saint -Martial ( East Side ), seen from the outside ( © JE)Porte Saint -Martial ( East Side ), seen from the outside ( © JE)
Outdoor Street in rampart, West Side ( © Jean Espirat )Outdoor Street in rampart, West Side ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Panorama is from the Basilica ( © Jean Espirat )Panorama is from the Basilica ( © Jean Espirat )
View over the rooftops from the basilica ( © JE)View over the rooftops from the basilica ( © JE)
 
the grand Staircase ( © Jean Espirat )the grand Staircase ( © Jean Espirat )
the grand Staircase ( © Jean Espirat )the grand Staircase ( © Jean Espirat )
 
the grand staircase, seen from the upper-tier ( © Jean Espirat )the grand staircase, seen from the upper-tier ( © Jean Espirat )
the large interior staircase ( © Jean Espirat )the large interior staircase ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Porte du Figuier ( © Jean Espirat )Porte du Figuier ( © Jean Espirat )
Entry of the sanctuary ( © Jean Espirat )Entry of the sanctuary ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Courtyard sanctuary ( © Jean Espirat )Courtyard sanctuary ( © Jean Espirat )
Altar of the Basilica ( © Jean Espirat )Altar of the Basilica ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Arcatures the roof of the basilica ( © Jean Espirat )Arcatures the roof of the basilica ( © Jean Espirat )
the organ of the basilica ( © Jean Espirat )the organ of the basilica ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Chapel of the Black Madonna ( © Jean Espirat )Chapel of the Black Madonna ( © Jean Espirat )
Tunnel Release Is the sanctuary ( © JE)Tunnel Release Is the sanctuary ( © JE)
 
stained glass in the chapel of the Virgin ( © Jean Espirat )stained glass in the chapel of the Virgin ( © Jean Espirat )
View from above on the court of the sanctuary ( © Jean Espirat )View from above on the court of the sanctuary ( © Jean Espirat )
 
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WEATHER

Wednesday 22 October
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Min. 4°C - Max. 8°C
Thursday 23 October
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Min. 3°C - Max. 13°C
Friday 24 October
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RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLe Relais des Gourmands  
8.8
Gramat
Le Relais des Gourmands you a warm welcome in the heart of the small town of Gramat, situated in the Lot. In a sober and elegant, the hotel invites you to share his taste for elegance...
Located 8.7 km from Rocamadour32 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Lion d'Or  
6.3
  SPECIAL OFFER
Gramat
Marc Prunière warmly welcomes you to its restaurant Le Lion d'Or. Enjoy the refined and impeccable service that awaits you. Come and enjoy the local specialties such as foie gras au...
Located 8.8 km from Rocamadour41 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantL' Hostellerie du Relais Sainte Anne  
10
Martel
We offer a fresh and innovative kitchen and we serve every day a new menu from the maket.
Located 15.1 km from RocamadourFrom 20 € to 25 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Farm with 3 bedroomsDomaine de Lagardelle Rocamadour    
9.7
Rocamadour
Family accomodation on ex-farm at Rocamadour.
Located in Rocamadour56 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsDomaine du Cloucau    
10
Gramat
Francine, graduate designer has tastefully 2 suites and 2 rooms of hosts of charm in an authentic Quercy 18th siècle. Petits breakfasts. Walled park, parking, pool, terraces, patio,...
Located 6.3 km from RocamadourFrom 85 € to 95 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLe Capistan    
9.2
Lacave
Le Capistan guest house lies in the Dordogne Valley, in a small village ideally situated within the nature reserve of the Lot départment - the Parc Naturel Regional des Causses du Quercy....
Located 7 km from Rocamadour60 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Manor house for 6 personsDomaine de Montanty  
9
Rocamadour
The Domaine de Montanty is a hamlet built in the 18th century. It is composed of 4 gites 2pers, -6pers, 6pers, 11pers) and one swimming pool. Ideally located in the Quercy natural park...
Located in RocamadourFrom 350 € to 960 € per week 
House for 4 personsLe Cloup  
8.9
Calès
A warm welcome awaits you in this detached single-storey gite, which is ideally located in the Natural Park of limestone Quercy, amidst splendid scenery. It is situated in the heart...
Located 7.4 km from RocamadourFrom 300 € to 430 € per week 
House for 7 personsGîte les Gratabels dans le Lot  
9.6
Le Bastit
Perched high above the village of Bast in the heart of the Parc Regional du Quercy Rocamadour and, Sebastian and his family welcome you to Bel Air, where you will stay in this old barn...
Located 8.6 km from RocamadourFrom 390 € to 585 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
35 places over 10 haCamping les tilleuls ***    
9.2
Rocamadour
Family camping located in Rocamadour door you will find all the comfort and services of a 3 star campsite you can relax with your children in any peace. The pool is heated and all services...
Located in RocamadourFrom 13.50 € to 18.50 € per day 
110 places over 3,5 haLa riviere  
Lacave
Exceptional natural site, along the Dordogne and 8 km from Rocamadour. Welcome in the lot. Family Camping.
Located 7.8 km from Rocamadour19.50 € per day 
72 places over 2 haCamping La Plage    
9.5
Meyronne
Situated on the edge of the Dordogne and in the heart of the tourist sites (between Rocamadour and Sarlat), 'La Plage', a nature campsite, offers a family atmosphere in a shady park...
Located 8.4 km from Rocamadour14.50 € per day 

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HOTELS

Hôtel Les Esclargies - Hotel in RocamadourHôtel Les Esclargies     
9
Rocamadour
Set amongst oak trees, this hotel is located just outside Rocamadour's old town walls. It offers a pool with a terrace, and rooms with free Wi-Fi and views of the surrounding park....
Located in RocamadourRoom from 60 €
Hôtel Résidence d'Alix - Hotel in RocamadourHôtel Résidence d'Alix     
7.4
Rocamadour
Hôtel Résidence d'Alix is located a 5-minute drive from the medieval town of Rocamadour, in the heart of the Causses du Quercy Regional Park. It has an outdoor swimming pool, patio...
Located in RocamadourRoom from 60 €
Best Western Beau Site - Hotel in RocamadourBest Western Beau Site     
8.7
Rocamadour
Grand Hotel Beau Site, full of charm and character, is ideally situated in the heart of the medieval town of Rocamadour. Guestrooms are comfortable and unique in their décor. Some rooms...
Located in RocamadourRoom from 81 €

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Hôtel Campanile Cahors
This Campanile Hotel is situated 3 km from Cahors town centre and is only a 5-minute drive from the A20 motorway. It offers air-conditioned accommodation...
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Hôtel Le Saint Cirq
Hotel Saint-Cirq is located in the heart of the Causses du Quercy Natural Park in front of St. Cirq Lapopie. It offers a...
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