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 ...
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.