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Place de la Carretta, 46500 Rocamadour, France
+33 5 65 33 22 00
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Lots of tourists, but still a magnificent place

There are a lot of tourists here, but for the most part, the city is tranquil and peaceful. The... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Warsaw, Poland
Lovely town, miserable staff

In a group of 4 adults and 6 children from 2-15yo we have stayed and visited many places in France... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
west midlands
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Place de la Carretta, 46500 Rocamadour, France
+33 5 65 33 22 00
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

There are a lot of tourists here, but for the most part, the city is tranquil and peaceful. The city itself are beautiful and the walk to the top is unforgettable. If you can't make the climb, you can cheat by parking in L'Hospitalet and...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

In a group of 4 adults and 6 children from 2-15yo we have stayed and visited many places in France and never have we been met with such miserable service (apart from the Little white train driver who was great). One of the adults was...More

Thank ompom
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

I'm not really fond of religion but the old city built on the hill is awesome and the way of cross guides you directly to the sanctuary then to the old city.

Thank christophe c
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Try to get into the town and walk around, but ALSO do walk or drive around the site to get the view from afar. Of course it's a touristy site, but there are many pilgrims too and you can feel the excitement of some who...More

Thank Xeni25
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

As one of the most visited places in France it is very full of tourists. From an historical point of view it is a place that should be visited. It was an important staging post for pilgrims heating towards Spain in the Middle Ages. It...More

Thank Worthmoretravel
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We went early and this is the best thing to do as you then get the feel and serenity of this beautiful place. There is free parking if you park either at the top or the bottom. We took the two lots of lifts up...More

Thank Multicolour1
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

The drive to this site gives you the total view of this city which is awesome. It is hard to imagine how this village was built, being on the side of a cliff. We were able to park at the top and take the lift...More

Thank Cathy B
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We walked down the 'stations of the cross' route from the cliff top (by the chateau), which was cool because amongst trees. There is also a lift. The town and religious buildings themselves are fascinating and very photogenic - especially from the road opposite! It...More

Thank active_traveller_UK
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We took a side trip from Sarlat (about 1 hr) and the site here is stunning. After the main town, stop on the road to take in the views of the abbey built into the cliffs. We then drove down to the main cite. you...More

Thank ejsnyc
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

A must visit if you're in the area, this is a stunning site - and well worth going out of your way to visit. The whole city seems to be carved out of the side of a steep mountain (shades of Petra, Jordan), with some...More

1  Thank Ulysses S
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Lynne K
16 August 2015|
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Response from julian H | Reviewed this property |
Park at the top It is free at the far end although not signposted as such. There are largish cafes here. There is a lift and cable car of sorts which runs very regularly but this is chargable. Not particularly cheap as I... More