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  1. France
  2. Aquitaine
  3. Sarlat-la-Canéda
  4. Day Trips

From Sarlat: Rocamadour Half-Day Tour

Product ID: 306963
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Discover one of the most beautiful villages in France and visit either the last medieval fortified watermill still in operation or a beautiful Romanesque church.
About this activity
Duration 4.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French

Pickup included

Pickup at the bus stop Place Pasteur in Sarlat. Hotel pickup available for hotels not located at walking distance from Place Pasteur.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit one of the most beautiful villages in France
  • Enjoy a guided tour in English
  • See the last medieval fortified watermill still in operation
  • Discover a beautiful Romanesque church
Full description
Climb aboard a comfortable van in Sarlat and after a 1-hour trip punctuated by photo stops through the majestic landscapes of the Dordogne Valley, you will reach Rocamadour. Rocamadour is one of the most beautiful medieval villages in France, built in a vertiginous setting against a cliff face nestled in the heart of the Alzou canyon, a thousand-year-old historic UNESCO site.

During this guided tour you will learn about the legends at the origin of this sacred place. After crossing the main street of the village, you will discover the sanctuary and its chapels by climbing the 216 steps of the Grand Pilgrim's Staircase (elevator also available). You will admire the miraculous chapel and its black virgin, the sarcophagus of St. Amadour dug into the rock of the cliff, and the legendary sword Durandal.

On the way back, you will cross the majestic and wild landscapes of the Causses du Quercy and make a stop to visit a unique place either the Cougnaguet medieval watermill or Souillac Romanesque church.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Guided tour in English
  • Bottled water
  • Tea, coffee, and hot chocolate
What’s Not Included
  • Optional: lift fees if you do not want to climb the Big Pilgrims Staircase (216 steps) 3.10 €/person