Rocamadour is a beautiful medieval village in southwestern France. Only home to 600 people it attracts over 1 million visitors every year and is, therefore, one of France’s most important tourist destinations. The reasons for this are mainly the marvellous setting, climbing up a cliffside overlooking the Alzou canyon, and its importance as a pilgrimage destination. As the home of the Black Madonna and therefore scene of many faith healings, it is also part of the pilgrimage path to Santiago the Compostela. The money from all the pilgrims financed the building of all the ancient buildings. Nowadays Rocamadour is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the pilgrimage route of the “Way of Saint James”.

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