- Posted by Amelie
- On December 22, 2016
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- Rocamadour's beauties
Why Visit Rocamadour?
France is a beautiful country with endless possibilities and opportunities for travellers. Anyone with a love for travelling will definitely want to explore France and the numerous gems within. While Paris is a must visit, there are numerous other spectacular cities and communes within France that are worth exploring and discovering for an exquisite experience of France.
Rocamandour is one such commune in France that will leave every traveller spellbound! Over the years, it has attracted numerous travellers for the natural beauty and numerous travel opportunities it offers. The Commune is set in a gorge above a tributary of the River Dordogne. It is home to several historic monuments and several other breathtaking sites. The town lies below the high monastic buildings and churches that are thonged by pilgrims and travellers from all over the world.
5 reasons why you must travel to Rocamadour:
The castle is at the very top of the town and thus a place for beautiful views over the town. As far as you can see, you will be greeted by breathtaking views! The walls of the castle date back to the 13th and 14th century. The castle holds a lot of history and many fascinating stories!
Notre Dame Church
A pilgrim church around which the city flourished in the middle ages. You can access the church from the higher part of the city or climb up the 100 steps like the pilgrims do! It’s the house to the Black Madonna: another fascinating story that compels travellers to visit this place.
Sword of Roldan
The stories and legends of the Sword of Roldan are enough to lure any traveller to the place. It’s at the Norte Dame Church and you will want to spare a few hours to learn and know about the legends and stories.
Figuier Gate or the Gateway to Rocamadour is a major tourist attraction as it is the only gate of the town. This gated town is guarded by the door made of limestone. An architectural marvel and an historically significant monument.
Santuario de Nuestra Senor
The sanctuary, is the holy city dedicated to the pilgrims of Black Madonna. It’s a small plaza with seven churches and chapels. The peaceful and mystical surroundings make this a must visit!
These are just 5 of the many beautiful sites and places within this beautiful town! You can spend days and weeks just basking in the natural beauty of Rocamadour. To really get a true local experience, learn French before you visit this place. French Lessons will prepare you to enrich your travel experience and understand the numerous legends and stories, as it is. Translations always miss out on the essence and true beauty of any story – don’t miss out! Check our online course for travellers here: Travellers Course !
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