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Hôtel  Beau Site Rocamadour : Visit

ROCAMADOUR, a “vertical” village built from the 12th Century on, upon a "Rock of Light".

L'Hospitalet : 13th Century Chapel and Hospital to Saint John in the "Champs des Pauvres".

Medieval citadel:  : fortified gates (13th Century), Palais de la Couronnerie (15th Century), Great Pilgrims’ Staircase (224 steps)

Enceinte Sacrée : 7 churches and chapels, the miraculous 9th Century bell, statue of the Black Virgin (12th Century), murals including one of a danse macabre (12th to 15th Centuries), 19th Century Stations of the Cross.

Chateau: 14th Century ramparts offering a glorious view.



and its culinary delights

La Ferme des Campagnes :
duck foie gras with Rocamadour win.
La Ferme Lacoste :
Rocamadour cheese under the AOC label
La Borie d'Imbert :
Goat herd, goats milk cheese and Rocamadour AOC cheese
La Maison des Abeilles (bees and honey)

and its special features

La Grotte des Merveilles
Le Petit Train de Nuit (night-time tourist train)
Tapisserie Jean Lurçat (tapestry-making)
Café Théatre Côté Rocher
Le Rocher des Aigles (birds of prey show)
La Forêt des Singes (monkey park)




ROCAMADOUR's nearby attractions

Le Gouffre de Padirac (with underground boat trip).
La Grotte de Lacave - Préhistologia (prehistory theme park)
The Fortified Watermill of Cougnaguet (13th Century)
Medieval village of Martel - Reptiland
Gramat and its Animal Park.
Souillac with its domed Abbey Church, museum and distillery.
Saint Céré and its Jean Lurçat Museum and the Château de Montal
Gourdon and its Old Town, plus the Prehistoric Caves of Cougnac.
Figeac superbly restored, home of Jean-François Champollion (decipherer of the Rosetta Stone), Museum of World Scripts.
Prize-winning bastides and villages.



 Rocamadour is an ideal spot from which to explore 
the VALLEY OF THE DORDOGNE,,  with its 1001 chateaux.




Circuit des Merveilles, three villages, each awarded the title "Plus beaux village de France": Autoire, Loubressac, Carennac

Bretenoux, 13th Century bastide

Beaullieu sur Dordogne : nestling in the gentle "Limousine Riviera", with its elaborate 12th Century tympanum and its port for gabares (river cargo-boats).

Collonges la Rouge : ancient town of red sandstone houses.

Turenne : chateau of the Vicomtes de Turenne


Souillac, celebrated by Christian Signol in his " Rivière Espérance" trilogy.

Château de Fénelon, where François Salignac de Lamothe-Fénelon was born

Sarlat, the magnificent capital of the Périgord

Carrefour des The Five Chateaux: : Beynac, Fayrac, Marqueyssac, Castelnaud, Lacoste

The Roque Gageac with its exotic garden and river trips by Gabares Norbert

Château des Milandes eternally associated with Joséphine Baker.

Bastide de Dôme its lookout point.



The Lot River is named after Oltis, the Gallic goddess of water,
and it is joined by the Vers and the Célé amidst wild and beautiful scenery.


Cabreret and the Pech Merle cave, "authentic emotion". Exceptional cave paintings 24,000 years old
Saint Cirq Lapopie, a listed and award-winning village perched at the top of a steep cliff
Numerous chateaux (Cennevières, château du Diable...)
Fine 17th Century locks on the river; boat trips

TOUR the wine routes of Cahors

 Cahors, capital of the Quercy region, with its 14th Century Valentré Bridge and its old quarters.

Lalbenque, famous for its truffles.

Cajarc,,famous for its saffron.


Our unspoilt countryside offers many Romanesque churches, fine country houses,
and an exceptional human heritage: gariottes (stone shelters), fountains, wash-houses, dry stone walls...
fine examples of the local architecture