Walk through the French vertical village
• Walk through the French vertical village
From medieval village of Rocamadour in Occitania attracted pilgrims from all over Europe. It is a small settlement on
south-west of France famed for its historical monuments and the sanctuary of the Virgin. It is believed that the Holy Saint Amator lived and died here after being moved from Jerusalem.
According to legend, after the discovery of the body of St. Amatori miracles began to happen, and as his healing powers no doubt the place began to attract pilgrims and donations from the French kings and queens. Ultimately, Rocamadour became an important stop on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Campostela.
Rocamadour has attracted visitors for another reason - its dramatic landscapes. The village is located on the cliff face along the canyon of the river Alzou. Rocamadour building literally climb the rock slope to a height of 120 meters. Cascades buildings rise from the lower town to the church in the middle of the cliff. They are led by the pilgrimage church of Notre-Dame, restored according to the original project in 1479. It houses the main attraction of the city - a wooden Black Madonna, supposedly carved by the Holy amateurs. The paucity of Benedictine community continues to use the small church of St. Michael the 12th century. Directly below it is the Plateau St. Michael, where it is stored
broken sword. According to legend, a fragment of Durandal, which once owned the hero Roland.
The interior walls of the Cathedral of St. Savior covered with paintings and inscriptions with tales of pilgrimage famous people. Underground Church of St.. Amoudara (1166) is located directly beneath the Cathedral of the Savior, and keeps relics of the saint. Located on a cliff-top medieval castle built to protect the shrines. All this makes Rocamadour one of the most amazing cities on the rocks in the world.