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Cite Religieuse

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Address: Place de la Carreta, Rocamadour, France
Phone Number: 0565332200

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A beautiful experience

The dramatic scene of this city carved high up the cliff, perched beside the Steep, rock walls, on the edge of a wide, steep river valley, is enough in itself. But to then take... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Wendy W
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The dramatic scene of this city carved high up the cliff, perched beside the Steep, rock walls, on the edge of a wide, steep river valley, is enough in itself. But to then take the time to sit in chapels and feel the energy within the stones, makes this a truly memorable experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I drove to Rocamadour which, in my opinion, is probably on the best ways to see the cite as you can see it in all of its spectacular glory from the opposite side of the valley. Once inside, it was another matter. If you can ignore the tourists (plus tourist themed stores and restaurants), it's a fantastic... More 

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Delmar, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

How did they build this? The Cite Religieuse was started in the 1100's. It is just an amazing location built into the side of a rock face. There are some steep areas but there is a lift you can take to the top and then easily walk down.

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

To see this village clinging to the rock face is just amazing and a credit to it's builders. It is full of interesting buildings and a great place to wander. There are options to park free down in the valley and walk up (a great place to picnic an take shade) or drive to the castle car park and walk... More 

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Naples, Florida
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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

It doesn't matter if you are religious or not, you could not fail to be impressed by this stunning city. Use the Lift to ger from street level to the top. Even then there are some pretty steep parts. Go out of season. We were there in September and it was beautifully uncrowded.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The location is fixed to the side of the cliff and it made me think of that city Minas Tirithe from Lord Of The Rings!. It is a spectacular place and oozes history and culture. The winding streets clutched yet easy to traverse are full of interesting shops and places to eat and drink. The highlight has to be the... More 

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Irvine, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

It's just breathtaking and beautiful. You can't help to be amazed by this place. It's full of history and stories.

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Stoke on Trent
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

This place is just stunning. It's quite a way down, if you struggle with walking as my partner does, there is a lift which can take you down and bring you back up. It's very overpriced to use the lift..there are 2 lifts and for 2 people it was nearly €10 just to come up! We walked down...you are only... More 

Thank xJackiex
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We can't say enough good things about this site - It really is amazing. The site includes the Chapelle Notre-Dame, with its Black Madonna statue, and the Saint-Sauveur basilica. Our entry started at the top of the site and we walked down via the path that takes one past the stations of the cross. From there we explored the chapel... More 

Thank DomerMike
West Midlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Attractive town in a great location fixed to the side of the cliff. Well presented, they have clearly gone to a lot of effort to work on the structures, buildings, steps and pathways. In some ways, it's a more attractive place from a distance than up close. Up close, you could easily transport what you see to any of countless... More 

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