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Rocamadour

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Lot

Rocamadour - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Lot
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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 ...

Geographical information

MunicipalityRocamadour
Postcode46500
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Latitude44.7993830 (N 44° 47’ 58”)
Longitude1.6179010 (E 1° 37’ 4”)
AltitudeFrom 110m to 364m
Surface area49.42 km²
Population675 inhabitants
Density13 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCahors (60 km, 57 min)
Insee code46240
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Souillac Rocamadour
DepartmentLot
RegionMidi-Pyrénées

Nearest cities & towns

Couzou6.3 km (10 min)
Rignac7.1 km (11 min)
Alvignac7.7 km (11 min)
Gramat10.3 km (14 min)
Lacave11 km (16 min)
Miers12.2 km (17 min)
Montvalent12.8 km (14 min)
Lavergne13.5 km (16 min)
Carlucet13.7 km (19 min)
Padirac14.4 km (19 min)
Meyronne15.1 km (19 min)
Calès15.4 km (20 min)
Saint-Sozy15.9 km (20 min)
Bio16.1 km (20 min)

Things to see and do

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.

Places of interest

Information points
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Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

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.

Photos

Panorama ( © JE)
Panorama ( © JE)
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pretty little pigeon seen in front of the rock Rocamadour
pretty little pigeon seen in front of the rock Rocamadour
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Other closeup of village ( © Jean Espirat )
Other closeup of village ( © Jean Espirat )
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View Rocamadour from the bottom of the rock
View Rocamadour from the bottom of the rock
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Rocamadour at Montgolfiades
Rocamadour at Montgolfiades
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Gateway Rocamadour
Gateway Rocamadour
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view Village
view Village
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Rocamadour night view
Rocamadour night view
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view Rocamadour
view Rocamadour
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cut into the Rock
cut into the Rock
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Houses juxtaposed with rock Rocamadour
Houses juxtaposed with rock Rocamadour
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the Rock Rocamadour
the Rock Rocamadour
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Rocamadour, carved into the rock
Rocamadour, carved into the rock
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the tunnel walls Rocamadour
the tunnel walls Rocamadour
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night View - Rocamadour
night View - Rocamadour
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Nice view of Rocamadour
Nice view of Rocamadour
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Rocamadour
Rocamadour
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Panorama ( © Jean Espirat )
Panorama ( © Jean Espirat )
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Panorama ( © Jean Espirat )
Panorama ( © Jean Espirat )
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Closeup of the village ( © Jean Espirat )
Closeup of the village ( © Jean Espirat )
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Street ( © Jean Espirat )
Street ( © Jean Espirat )
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Street ( © Jean Espirat )
Street ( © Jean Espirat )
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main Street ( © Jean Espirat )
main Street ( © Jean Espirat )
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Street ( © Jean Espirat )
Street ( © 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 )
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Door Hugon ( West), inside view ( © Jean Espirat )
Door Hugon ( West), inside view ( © Jean Espirat )
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Door Hugon ( West) to the outside ( © Jean Espirat )
Door Hugon ( West) to the outside ( © Jean Espirat )
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Porte Saint -Martial ( East Side ), seen from the outside ( © JE)
Porte Saint -Martial ( East Side ), seen from the outside ( © JE)
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Outdoor Street in rampart, West Side ( © Jean Espirat )
Outdoor Street in rampart, West Side ( © Jean Espirat )
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Panorama is from the Basilica ( © Jean Espirat )
Panorama is from the Basilica ( © Jean Espirat )
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View over the rooftops from the basilica ( © JE)
View over the rooftops from the basilica ( © JE)
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the grand Staircase ( © Jean Espirat )
the grand Staircase ( © Jean Espirat )
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the grand Staircase ( © Jean Espirat )
the grand Staircase ( © Jean Espirat )
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the grand staircase, seen from the upper-tier ( © Jean Espirat )
the grand staircase, seen from the upper-tier ( © Jean Espirat )
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the large interior staircase ( © Jean Espirat )
the large interior staircase ( © Jean Espirat )
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Porte du Figuier ( © Jean Espirat )
Porte du Figuier ( © Jean Espirat )
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Entry of the sanctuary ( © Jean Espirat )
Entry of the sanctuary ( © Jean Espirat )
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Courtyard sanctuary ( © Jean Espirat )
Courtyard sanctuary ( © Jean Espirat )
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Altar of the Basilica ( © Jean Espirat )
Altar of the Basilica ( © Jean Espirat )
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Arcatures the roof of the basilica ( © Jean Espirat )
Arcatures the roof of the basilica ( © Jean Espirat )
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the organ of the basilica ( © Jean Espirat )
the organ of the basilica ( © Jean Espirat )
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Chapel of the Black Madonna ( © Jean Espirat )
Chapel of the Black Madonna ( © Jean Espirat )
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Tunnel Release Is the sanctuary ( © JE)
Tunnel Release Is the sanctuary ( © JE)
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stained glass in the chapel of the Virgin ( © Jean Espirat )
stained glass in the chapel of the Virgin ( © Jean Espirat )
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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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explanatory panel ( © Jean Espirat )
explanatory panel ( © Jean Espirat )
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explanatory panel ( © Jean Espirat )
explanatory panel ( © Jean Espirat )
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Weather

Monday 27 april
Min. 6°C - Max. 12°C
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Tuesday 28 april
Min. 3°C - Max. 12°C
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Wednesday 29 april
Min. 4°C - Max. 16°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Animations archaeological Miers.

Visit "Explorer" of Padirac.

Thursdays at Heritage Country Souillac-Rocamadour.

Unusual visit to the priory, deanery of Carennac.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canoe or kayak hire in the Dordogne
Nature and the great outdoors13 € to 21 € Carsac-Aillac (28 km)
Treetop trail - barefoot paths
Nature and the great outdoors19 € Ussac (45 km)
Maiden flight and microlight lessons
Sports sensations45 € to 159 € Belvès (49 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Alzou Gorges
HikeIntermediate5h00Gramat (8.6 km)
Puy de Mont Circuit
HikeEasy2h00Vayrac (18.3 km)
Balade N°1 de la Cité Médiévale de Gourdon
HikeEasy20 minGourdon (20 km)
The fountains and bread ovens tour
HikeIntermediate5h00Sérilhac (33 km)
Village of Arcambal along the Lot
HikeEasy1h00Arcambal (39 km)

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