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  • 1 Rocher des Aigles eagle centre Interesting

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    rte du Château F - 46500 Rocamadour

    A breeding centre for diurnal and nocturnal birds of prey established near the ramparts. Visitors watch an amazing demonstration of these trained birds in flight, followed by a colourful show of parrots. A commentary by specialists provides insight i..

  • 2 The religious buildings of Rocamadour

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Le Château F - 46500 Rocamadour

    Access is via the 223 steps of the Grand Staircase. Pilgrims used to fall to their knees at each station. Visitors can plunge into the religious past of Rocamadour and admire the former dwellings of the canons, now the offices of stores and hotels. T..

  • 3 Former Palace of the Bishops of Tulle

    Religious buildings

    Parvis des Églises F - 46500 Rocamadour

    This huge fortress-like building perched at the top of the cliff once housed the more important pilgrims to Rocamadour. Built in the 14C, the former bishops' palace (ancien palais des évêques) was restored in the 19C by a pupil of Viollet-le-Duc.

  • 4 Rue de la Mercerie

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue de la Mercerie F - 46500 Rocamadour

    Bordered all along by terraced gardens, the oldest thoroughfare in Rocamadour leads to the Porte de Cabiliert gateway built in the 13C. A little further on, the Porte du Fort gives access to the sacred site.

  • 5 The church square

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Parvis des Églises F - 46500 Rocamadour

    Place St Amadour, with its 7 sanctuaries, is an extremely sacred site. The sanctuaries include the Basilica of St Saviour and the crypt of St Amadour.

  • 6 Basilica of St Saviour

    Religious buildings

    F - 46500 Rocamadour

    Resting against the cliff, this basilica is a combination of Romanesque and Gothic styles (11 to 13C). Inside is a 19C wooden mezzanine, built to accommodate a large number of pilgrims. A 16C wooden polychrome Christ is situated above the altar.

  • 7 St-Amadour crypt

    Religious buildings

    Parvis des Églises F - 46500 Rocamadour

    Located beneath the basilica, this is one of the seven sanctuaries on the church square. Built in the 12C, it is in fact a small church with a flat chevet and two bays. People used to come here to worship the body of St Amadour.

  • 8 Notre-Dame chapel

    Religious buildings

    Parvis des Églises F - 46500 Rocamadour

    Also called the "miraculous chapel", this is considered the most holy of Rocamadour's chapels. Rebuilt in Flamboyant Gothic style by the Bishop of Tulle, Denys de Bar, it suffered damage after the Wars of Religion and the Revolution. It con..

  • 9 Chapel of St Michael

    Religious buildings

    Parvis des Églises F - 46500 Rocamadour

    In the centre of the religious site, this Romanesque chapel was once used for services by the priory monks. On the outside, the superb 12C frescoes depict scenes such as the Annunciation and the Visitation. The composition is in a wide variety of ton..

  • 10 Ramparts

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    F - 46500 Rocamadour

    These are the vestiges of a 14C fort, erected to defend the rocky spur and protect the sanctuary. Backing onto this fort is the residence of the chaplains of Rocamadour, built in the 19C.

  • 11 Town Hall

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. de la Couronnerie F - 46500 Rocamadour

    The town hall is located in the «Couronnerie» or House of the Monks. It contains tapestries by the famous craftsman, Jean Lurçat, who is buried at St Céré, not far from here.

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