Rocamadour, “Citadel of Faith”, one of the most visited in France with 1.5 million visitors a year, after Mont-Saint-Michel, Carcassonne, the Eiffel Tower and Versailles.

The medieval city, with winding streets, is guarded by a series of fortified doors (door Salmon, Cabilière, the hospital, the fig tree). A monumental staircase, the pilgrims climbed (and sometimes even climb) knees leading to the plaza sanctuaries where cotoient the Basilica of Saint-Sauveur, the Crypt of Saint Amadour (classified as World Heritage Site), the chapels St. Anne, St. Blaise, St. John the Baptist, Our Lady (where the Black Madonna) and St. Michael. The set is dominated by the palace of the Bishops of Tulle.

Three of the Most Beautiful Villages of France, rich in heritage and history make their home in the Dordogne, near Rocamadour and Padirac.
The Dordogne Valley, north of the Lot in the Midi-Pyrénées has three of the Most Beautiful Villages of France: Autoire Carennac and Loubressac.

They are located on the northern edge of the plateau near Gramat Park of the Quercy, near the Gulf of Padirac and less than 30 minutes of Rocamadour overlooking the Dordogne.

An exceptional heritage

They contain a rich heritage of history and its architectural treasures and offer sumptuous views. The Land of Art and History and Dordogne Valley tourism office in the Dordogne organize guided tours for further discovery.

These authentic villages are visited primarily by foot since Autoire, Loubressac then Carennac are also the starting point for many hiking trails that explore the historical, cultural, and natural achitectural well as breathtaking views in classified villages most Beautiful Villages of France.

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