Rocamadour

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We drove North to the Dordogne, on Thursday.

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This is Rocamadour, an amazing village and church built in to the side of a limestone gorge in the Eastern Dordogne.

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We parked Mavis at the top of the gorge, close to the village of L’Hospilatet, just behind the old chateau. There were a few other motorhomes spending the night here.

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There is a quiet limestone lane behind the chateau, perfect for walking the dogs.

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This is the pilgrimage church of Notre Dame, rebuilt to its current state in 1479.

We took the funicular railway halfway down the gorge side, dogs and all.

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And stopped for a glass of vino blanco in the sun, in a restaurant frequented also by the local clergy.

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This is the main street of Rocamadour which slopes down to the valley floor.

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Ivy covered house in lower Rocamadour.

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We climbed back to the top, dropped the dogs in to guard the motorhome, and spent 2 euros each to get on to the chateau ramparts at the top of the gorge.

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Chateau from below.

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Looking down.

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The Chateau clock.

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On the top.

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The guard dog. Just pretending to be asleep.

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Rambling about Europe with the Kray Twins (Colin and Penny).

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2 comments on “Rocamadour
  1. tracy says:

    Looks lovely in Rocamadour – were you allowed to take your dogs into the village itself?

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Places Visited
Dordogne Guide
Our Guide to Bordeaux, the Médoc and the Dordogne

Our Dordogne Guide Book is now available. See motorhomefrance.com

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