Things to do in
Rocamadour

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Car rental : Toulouse center, airport and train station:

Car rental : Toulouse center, airport and train station:

Access our wide range of vehicles (city cars, family cars, vans, automatic cars, manual cars, ...) and choose the vehicle that suits you best. We'll then arrange for the vehicle to be delivered to the airport, train station or directly to your home. Make the most of your trip in our comfortable vehicles by taking our recommended itineraries to memorable places: - Chateau de Carcassonne (1 hour 11 minutes) - Mediterranean Sea (1 hour 37 minutes) - Atlantic Ocean (1 hour 50 minutes) - Pyrenees (1 hour 30 minutes) - Aveyron Gorges (1 hour) - Albi (1 hour) - Rocamadour (2 hours) - Andorra (2 hours 30 minutes) Price includes one-day vehicle rental (morning to evening or 24 hours) To reserve a vehicle for several days, please contact the FlexiRent agency directly. All-risk insurance and 250 kilometers per day are included, so you can explore the region at your leisure. Child seats are also available.

Rocamadour : private walking tour with a registered guide

Rocamadour : private walking tour with a registered guide

From the awe-inspiring cliff of the castle to the great staircase passing by the shrines to see the famous Black Madonna, our private guided tour ensure you don't miss a moment. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Rocamadour thanks to an historical narrative that only good guides from here can unveil. We'll start the tour from one of the best panorama, a wonderful place to delve into the history of the city but also to enjoy the unique environment of Rocamadour with its wild and well-preserved canyon. Then we'll reach the shrines to visit 2 of the most famous monuments : the miraculous chapel that kept the Black madonna and the basilica of Saint Saviour. The tour will ended in the middle of the famous great staircase an easy place for you to reach the main street down in the village.

From Sarlat: Rocamadour Village Half-Day Trip

From Sarlat: Rocamadour Village Half-Day Trip

Rocamadour - A Picture-Perfect Visit Awaits Depart for the pilgrimage and fortress village of Rocamadour that has attracted visitors for its setting in a gorge above a tributary of the River Dordogne. The name of the village probably originates from the association of St Amador or Amadour of whom the relics were discovered in 1166 in the heart of the sanctuary and the occitan term of rock - roca (cliff). This beautiful village is renowned for its historical monuments and its sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which for centuries has brought pilgrims from every country, among them kings, bishops, and nobles. Follow your guide and stroll through the streets of the medieval village. You will then reach the steps that will take you to the middle part of the village where the church square is located, Place St Amadour, surrounded by its 7 sanctuaries. The 216 or so steps that make up the Great Staircase takes visitors from the lower part of town to the religious complex. In the middle age, pilgrims would go up the steps on their knees. Visit the Monastic buildings in the sanctuary Upon arrival, your guide will introduce you to the sanctuary. Try and find the legendary sword of Roland, named Durandal, that is embedded in the cliff. The sword landed in Rocamadour as Roland, the nephew of Charlemagne, threw it from the battlefield so that no one would ever be able to use it again. Once you have reached the sanctuary, visit the renowned Notre Dame Chapel, part of an extraordinary 13th-century chapel complex. Inside, your guide will certainly talk to you about the Black Madonna statue that was carved from a walnut tree in the 12th century. Hanging from the ceiling are a number of ship models, given by thankful survivors that were saved from shipwrecks by calling upon the Black Madonna. Each time a ship was saved it is said that the miraculous bell, also located in the Chapel, would ring once. Facing Notre Dame chapel, admire the beautiful frescoes that represent the Annunciation and Visitation and that date back to the 12th century. Enjoy some free time for personal discovery After the visit of the sanctuary, you will have some free time to visit on your own. If you make your way out of the sanctuary at the same level it will be possible for you to reach the Castle that is located above the Sanctuary. The Castle itself cannot be visited but it is possible to follow the ramparts for stunning views over the Alzou canyon.

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