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Cite Religieuse

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Address: Place de la Carretta, 46500 Rocamadour, France
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Unique and Unforgettable Experience!

Only 2 hour drive from Toulouse. Parking is available at the base of the town. There's a shuttle train that runs to and from the town. Nominal fee. The town perches from the rock... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Only 2 hour drive from Toulouse. Parking is available at the base of the town. There's a shuttle train that runs to and from the town. Nominal fee. The town perches from the rock face of a steep cliff. It is a most beautiful sight to see as you approach it. Actually, I've never seen anything like it. We climbed... More 

Thank zauberin
Valletta, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

A beautiful place to visit. An alternative to climbing 200+ steps there are lifts take you up from the village to the sanctuaries and then another lift will take you to the ramparts of the castle. Absolutely magical. Well worth the visit.

Thank Vallettiana
New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We were staying at the Hotel at the top so all of these places were within easy walking distance and well worth the visit.

Thank Narziss
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

The dramatic scene of this city carved high up the cliff, perched beside the Steep, rock walls, on the edge of a wide, steep river valley, is enough in itself. But to then take the time to sit in chapels and feel the energy within the stones, makes this a truly memorable experience.

Thank Wendy W
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

My boyfriend and I drove to Rocamadour which, in my opinion, is probably on the best ways to see the cite as you can see it in all of its spectacular glory from the opposite side of the valley. Once inside, it was another matter. If you can ignore the tourists (plus tourist themed stores and restaurants), it's a fantastic... More 

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Delmar, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

How did they build this? The Cite Religieuse was started in the 1100's. It is just an amazing location built into the side of a rock face. There are some steep areas but there is a lift you can take to the top and then easily walk down.

Thank DestinyRides
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

To see this village clinging to the rock face is just amazing and a credit to it's builders. It is full of interesting buildings and a great place to wander. There are options to park free down in the valley and walk up (a great place to picnic an take shade) or drive to the castle car park and walk... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

It doesn't matter if you are religious or not, you could not fail to be impressed by this stunning city. Use the Lift to ger from street level to the top. Even then there are some pretty steep parts. Go out of season. We were there in September and it was beautifully uncrowded.

Thank sue45551
St Helens, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The location is fixed to the side of the cliff and it made me think of that city Minas Tirithe from Lord Of The Rings!. It is a spectacular place and oozes history and culture. The winding streets clutched yet easy to traverse are full of interesting shops and places to eat and drink. The highlight has to be the... More 

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Irvine, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

It's just breathtaking and beautiful. You can't help to be amazed by this place. It's full of history and stories.

Thank Sharon B

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