Before you enter the village of Rocamadour in the Lot, you must stop at l’Hospitalet. This hamlet facing Rocamadour offers a magnificent view on the village. The village of Rocamadour is indeed hung up to a cliff in valley digged by the Alzou stream. From its castle, at the top, to the stream, the village stretches veticaly on 150 meters. That makes it a unique village.
Visit of Rocamadour
Once you have admired Rocamadour from the point of view of l’Hospitalet, you can get down in the valley to walk to the top of Rocamadour. On the way to Santiago de Compostella, Rocamadour is a pilgrimage destination. Its basilica and its crypt are classified at the UNESCO world heritage. But the pleasure to visit them has to be earned. You’ll first have to climb the Pilgrims Stairs. 216 steps leads to 7 chapels digged into the rock.