To visit Rocamadour is to discover one of the most visited sites in France after Mont Saint-Michel and the city of Carcassonne.
Back to the Middle Ages
In Rocamadour, you will be welcomed in breathtaking medieval settings, 120 meters above the Alzou canyon. On the cliffside, the village of Rocamadour will take you back to the Middle Ages, when kings and other pilgrims followed the road to Santiago de Compostela to venerate the black Madonna and the tomb of Saint Amadour. To visit Rocamadour as it should be, head for the Basilica of Saint-Sauveur and the Crypt of Saint Amadour, classified as World Heritage by Unesco.
Visit the Gouffre de Padirac
After visiting Rocamadour, continue with an excursion to the first underground site in France: the Gouffre de Padirac. After plunging into a 70-meter-deep chasm (circular open-air cavity), the visit begins with a boat trip on an underground river: a unique experience to live absolutely! Visit the other emblematic sites around Rocamadour Direction Cahors, the capital of the Lot ! Take the time to stop in front of the famous Pont Valentré and its 3 arches. By discussing with the inhabitants, you will be able to discover its secrets and its legend… Take out your camera in front of the magnificent Saint Etienne Cathedral and its cloister. Next to Cahors, don’t miss the village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, which is one of the most beautiful villages in France. Perched above the river imposing its medieval architecture, you will better understand why it was voted favorite village of the French in 2012 !