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ROCAMADOUR: France, on the way to St James of Compostela

For those in search of history and spirituality , Rocamadour is a very picturesque village located on the Way of St James of Compostela .

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Consists of two rows of old houses at the foot of a rock that overhangs the only way provided with fortified gates . A staircase of 216 steps – once climbed by pilgrims on their knees – leads to the plateau where the city of bishops which houses a museum of sacred art objects and ancient paintings . Later there is the Romanesque church of S. Salvatore below which is carved into the rock of sant’Amadour the underground church and the chapel of Notre Dame de Rocamadour , where it is venerated statue of the Black Madonna . Striking the fourteenth century castle overlooking the town and throat dell’Alzou .

Between June and September, the International Garden Festival colors the entire village , but lovers of photography and nature should not miss the International Festival of nature photography that takes place every year in November. Do not miss a visit to the gardens of the castle of La Treyne , Eco Park Rocks of the Eagles , The Cave of Wonders and the Forest of Monkeys. http://www.visit-dordogne-valley.co.uk/

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