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The Village Of Rocamadour

Rocamadour, one of France’s most visited villages, clings to the cliff of the Alzou canyon. Famed for its stunning location and historic monuments the village is set within a gorge high above a tributary of the Dordogne River.

This stunning village is just one of many wonderful places to visit in the Dordogne.

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Pilgrimages To Rocamadour

Rocamadour is classed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and forms part of the Chemin St Jaques or Santiago De Compostella.

As with many pilgrim sites, the origins of the miracles and legends are somewhat blurred. One thing we do know, however, is that following war and the French Revolution the village became practically deserted. Rocamadour became revived in the mid nineteenth century and thrives on a staple diet of year-round tourism nowadays.

"Rocamadour's Porte Basse" by Eden Briand - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rocamadour%27s_Porte_Basse.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Rocamadour%27s_Porte_Basse.jpg

Rocamadour Cheese

Rocamadour is home to its own cheese. A goat’s cheese which is generally eaten young, one particularly delicious way to enjoy is warm on fresh bread or toast with a fresh green salad to accompany!

Aged Rocamadour cheeses, which become harder and more intense, are perfect with a local red wine.

"Rocamadour AOC" by Photo: Myrabella / Wikimedia Commons. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rocamadour_AOC.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Rocamadour_AOC.jpg

 

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