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Clinging to a cliff, this lovely village offers beautiful historical monuments and quaint yet amazing old houses.

Rocamadour is a commune in south-western France. Rocamadour has attracted visitors for its setting in a gorge above a tributary of the River Dordogne, and especially for its historical monuments and its sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which for centuries has attracted pilgrims from every country. Rocamadour was a dependency of the abbey of Tulle to the north in the Bas Limousin. The buildings of Rocamadour (from roca, cliff, and sant Amador) rise in stages up the side of a cliff on the right bank of the Alzou, which here runs between rocky walls 120 meters (390 ft) in height. Flights of steps ascend from the lower town to the churches, a group of massive buildings half-way up the cliff.
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