Rocamadour: High on the clifftop

The religious complex clings to the cliff, with an array of houses and chapels. From the castle that crowns this audacious construction, you can see a steep hillside of around 150 metres, at the bottom of which the Alzou stream winds its way. On the Way of St. James, visitors can admire the St. Saviour Basilica and the Crypt of St. Amadour, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites, after climbing the 216 pilgrims’ steps. The Miraculous Chapel, one of the 7 other chapels built in the hollow of the rock, contains a treasure which has been venerated for over a thousand years, the Black Virgin.