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- Rocamadour Shrine
- Alt Name:
- High Medieval (1000AD–1300AD)
- 1100AD - 1199AD
- Rocamadour, Brive-la-Gaillarde, Bergerac,
- Palais de Papes , St Amand de Coly ,
about Rocamadour Shrine
The Rocamadour Shrine in southern France is a place of holy pilgrimage of the Christian faith, made so by a series of reports of miraculous events taking place in this location.
One of the main historic sites at the Rocamadour Shrine is the Chapel of Notre-Dame, in which one of these incidents took place. In 1166, it is said that the body of Saint Amadour – from which the town takes its name – was found here in an incredibly well-preserved state. Today, the chapel contains a statue of the Black Virgin.
Other sites include the thirteenth century Saint Anne’s Chapel and Chapel of Saint Blaise, the former tomb of St. Amadour, the twelfth century frescos in St. Michael’s Chapel and the Chateau.
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Address: Rocamadour Shrine, 46500 Rocamadour, Midi-Pyrenees, France
Phone: +33 05 65 33 22 00
The Rocamadour Shrine is located in Rocamadour in France’s Midi-Pyrenees, around 60km south of Brive-la-Gaillarde and 160km north of Toulouse. Rocamadour has a train station with routes to Brive-la-Gaillarde (40 mins).
Most of the sites at the Rocamadour Shrine are open 9am-7pm. The religious sites are free to enter. There are a variety of tours on offer.
There are cafes and shops nearby.
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