Saturday, 9 May 2015

Rocamadour



Rocamadour is a wonderful French town which clings onto the edge of a high cliff in the Upper Quercy region of France.  You wonder how they ever managed to build there.  But they did – way back in the 12th century.  Just amazing.


Rocamadour is a place of pilgrimage and has been from about 1112.  Some of the pilgrimages to Rocamadour involved more than 20,000 people.  That's a lot of people in the 16th century.  Many of the pilgrims were famous including – Henry II of England and Simon de Montfort,


A 12th century wooden statue of Our Lady is in the church. 


There are steps leading up to the Chapel and I understand that in olden times pilgrims would go up on their knees.

3 comments:

  1. Hi Carole, this town in intriguing - I'll have to look it up and learn more. As always, thanks for sharing your wonderful travel posts. I'm an armchair traveler by preference, and love to hear about others' journeys.

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  2. That would be amazing to visit!

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  3. How charming! I would love to go there. What is the pilgrimage for?

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