France 2016

A day spent at the amazing village of Roccamadour in the Parc Naturel RĂ©gional des Causses du Quercy


Rocamadour is an important pilgrimage destination, and has been for 1000 years. Built on the site of a shrine to a Madonna, the shrine became famous for its healing powers, and soon became a stop on the pilgrimage path to Santiago de Campostela. There is even a shrine (Chapelle de l'Ovalie) to the sport of Rugby!

The village clings to the cliff side above the river Alzou and we spent a brilliant day exploring and touring the countryside around the village. You can find out more about it here.