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Cite Religieuse

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Address: Place de la Carretta, 46500 Rocamadour, France
Phone Number:
+33 5 65 33 22 00

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So glad we visited this amazing place. You need to be quite fit to manage the steps but there are lifts to the various levels.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you park near to the Chateau, no parking charges are levied. But if want to view Rocamadour from the chateau a charge of €2 is demanded. From this car park you can access the Cite Religieuse via a lift. Luckily the second lift was out of action to reach the main shopping area, so we were limited to the... More 

1 Thank Andrew J
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43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So glad we visited this amazing place. You need to be quite fit to manage the steps but there are lifts to the various levels.

Thank DianaMontignac
San Carlos, California
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65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to start the visit with the view of Rocamadour dramatic setting, we parked the car at the topmost parking area by the chateau. The parking was free. There are elevators to go down to the village, but we wanted to dedicate this trip to sightsee the religious sites-- we took the walking path dotted with the 12 stations of... More 

Thank fleursdusoleil
San Diego, CA
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47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a pilgrimage site in the middle ages, and perhaps it still is still. There are a lot of chapels and great views. There are stations of the cross along the hike up. The buildings are very old and perhaps takes on more significance if you are Catholic.

Thank WorldTraveler919
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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139 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can easily walk around for half a day. Start a the top at a church and stroll along the path going down. You'll find caves, religious places and almost down the the mountain a lot of shops and restaurants. There's a good atmosphere and good mix of sightseeing, walking and relaxing.

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Dublin, Ireland
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89 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth visit this site if you are in the area - taking the elavotor for just a few euro to,ten site , seems to be 4 or 5 churches beside each other , very interesting

Thank Sean L
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had wanted to visit here for a while. The location is fantastic. We opted not to crawl - or even walk - up the grand staircase. We were amazed to be able to visit so many sanctuaries in such a small area. The sanctuary with the Black Madonna was the one I felt to be most spiritual in atmosphere.... More 

Thank Lorna P
Pretoria, South Africa
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454 reviews
205 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is quite a walk up to the top but definitely worth the effort. The views are amazing! Beautiful architecture and loads of photo opportunities. Walking around in the little town and through the gardens is quite an experience and very calming. I understand why the pilgrims chose this place. A must see!

Thank PretoriaTravelfreak
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I never tire of this place. The walk past the Stations of the Cross is pleasant and inspiring and the actual shrine is beautifully and devoutly maintained.

Thank Chris G
Narrawallee, Australia
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We heard this was the most visited village in France, so ventured in. Unfortunately, we'd been to lots of other similar villages carved into the limestone cliffs earlier in the week, do this wasn't particularly new and exciting. Nice town and chateau.

Thank hayers2016

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