Rocamadour in Occitan by Mzondi Lungu

Rocamadour, Occitan

Now we head south of Paris to Rocamadour and its beautiful gorge and cliffs through which a tributary of the River Dordogne flows. The town is also home to numerous religious relics as it was claimed to be the resting place of The Virgin Mary. This claim ensured Rocamadour was a major pilgrim destination which has resulted in numeroushistorical buildings and monuments being erected over the centuries.

Bonus tip: avoid going around Easter time if you are squeamish – a local ‘gift’ are freeze dried chicks which are ‘frozen’ when a day or two old and sold as gifts to the tourists.


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