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“Wow, what a stunning place”
Review of Cite Religieuse

Cite Religieuse
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Rocamadour
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

Visited here on a beautiful warm sunny October day. The place is stunning, the first view across the vally to the whole town clinging to the cliff was unbelievable.

The whole town is beautiful, plenty of cafes, bars and places to eat.

If this place was in UK, they would be cahrging £10 to park and £10 to get in, but no, here we parked at bottom of hill for free, walked into the town for free, and had a fantastic day

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Reviewed 17 February 2014

We went to Rocamadour during the month of July. Just a gorgeous, unique place! We rented a room in a hotel there and it's definitely Worth the one night stay. The medieval architecture is so well preserved you feel you are living in another century. Nice quaint restaurants and patios, lively Streets. Lots of tourists...

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Reviewed 26 December 2013

We spent the day wandering through this wonderful medieval town with its main street surmounted by the churches carved out of the rock and with the castle perched on the top. We parked our car in L'Hospitalet and walked down and through the town gate, then up through the churches and finally taking the lift to get to the top. It's an awe-inspiring place even for non-believers and we would highly recommend it.

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Reviewed 27 November 2013

An hour and a quarter from my home and almost always on our visitors list of places to see. OK out of the main season July and August unless you enjoy shoulder to shoulder crowds similar to the London rush hour but at a slower pace. There is principally one long street at the bottom of a towering rock wall into which some of the houses are built. Unfortunately the tourist shops have taken over the entire street and have destroyed the original appearance. Their products to me are of poor quality and high price save for one Lady artist from Sarlat who has a studio there built into the rock and she produces some fine artwork at very reasonable prices. Climbing up a stone staircase (look for the fossils in the treads) takes you up to the church which for the most part is carved out of the rock, then continue up winding paths, or take the funicular to the top and the Chateaux / hotel. Panoramic view is big but not overexciting. Best time to visit June, september,October. It does not take long to see the sights, so consider a visit to Sarlat, stunning old town architecture and it's Street market which I can only describe as vast and probably has anything you can think of.

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Reviewed 22 November 2013

Our GPS had led us astray (again) so we didn't approach Rocamadour from the direction we expected. When we came round a bend and got our first glimpse of it clinging to the side of the hill, our only reaction was "Wow".
In the town itself we walked around the ramparts, visited the cathedral and wandered around the town. The shops are typically touristy, but there's some nice food and we bought nougat, duck sausage and 3 types of cheese.
It was very hot but there is a Petit Train and also lifts, which made a nice change, so we didn't have to walk back up to the car park. A big bonus in the middle of summer.

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