A getaway in Rocamadour

The medieval town of Rocamadour|The square in front of the churches of Rocamadour|Photo Hans KoolThe gouffre de Padirac, seen from the bottom|Photo Dimimis|Photo Romain DeckerThe animal park in Gramat|Photo EtrusiaLacave caves|Photo Tourisme Midi-Pyrénées - D. Viet

Description
Themes : nature, relaxation, family, week-end,

Place of pilgrimage, the village of Rocamadour is labeled «Plus Beaux Villages de France» Rocamadour. It is the second most visited site in France after the Mont Saint Michel.

A score of kilometers, the gouffre de Padirac, one of the most famous in Europe, is considered one of the greatest geological curiosities of France. If you like caves, the Lacave is illuminated by ultraviolet light to highlight the fluorescence of some concretions.

Children's animal park of Gramat to observe more than 1,000 wild and domestic animals in the heart of the Parc Naturel régional des Causses du Quercy.


Accomodation
Hôtel Les Esclargies, Rocamadour, France (en)
Hôtel
Set amongst oak trees, this hotel is located just outside Rocamadour's old town walls....
Hôtel Résidence d'Alix, Rocamadour, France (en)
Hôtel
Hôtel Résidence d'Alix is located a 5-minute drive from the medieval town of Rocamadour, in the heart of the Causses du Quercy Regional Park....
Guest house Les Roulotes Petit Goufre, Padirac, France (en)
Hôtel
Located a 10-minute walk from the Padirac Chasm, this guest accommodation is surrounded by a 5-hectare park....
The stages
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Rocamadour
Place of pilgrimage, the village of Rocamadour is hung on a limestone cliff. Labeled «Plus Beaux Villages de France» Rocamadour is the second most visited site in France after the Mont Saint Michel. One comes to discover the old dwellings, towers and shrines, including the famous Black Madonna.
B
Lacave caves
On a mile long round trip you will discover many lakes and concretions as well as rooms. The two most impressive rooms are a 60 metres in height. The caves are lit by ultraviolet light to highlight the fluorescence of some concretions.
C
The animal park in Gramat
With an area of 40 hectares, the safaripark de Gramat is situated in the heart of the Parc Naturel régional des Causses du Quercy between Rocamadour and Padirac. It allows to observe more than 1000 wild and domestic animals, mainly European but also exotic.
D
The gouffre de Padirac
The gouffre de Padirac, one of the most famous in Europe, is considered to be one of the greatest geological curiosities of France. After a dizzying descent at 103 meters, you will embarke on an underground river for a magical boat ride.
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