Sunday, January 23, 2011

Video Impressions of the Lot : Rocamadour

Today I would like to present you Rocamadour, a small village on the Eastern border of the department with the Dordogne.

Rocamadour is the second touristic site of France, after the Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, and visited by over one million tourists a year.

Its reputation now is as much due to its fantastic location in a gorge above the river Dordogne as to its being a pilgrimage site on the way to Santiago de Compostela.

Once you are at Rocamadour you should not miss its bird show, called "Le Rocher des Aigles".

Rocamadour has also given its name to a small goat's milk cheese with AOC status since 1996. The locals call it cabécou.