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News & Events

from 08 to 16 november 2008
Salon Marjolaine
Bio & Sustainable Development
At the Parc Floral in Paris, the fair exhibition Marjolaine is the event of bio and eco-consumer responding to the needs of those who decided to make another choice of life and society.


from 15 to 23 november 2008
Week of Solidarity
The world is changing, and you?
The 11th week of international solidarity invites you to participate to more than 5000 original animations and friendly throughout France.


18 november 2008
"Children from here, children from elsewhere"
Game-animation created and hosted by Hum Anim, intervention at the primary school of Beauville (47) within the week of international solidarity in the class of GS/PA for children 5 and 6 years.


Rocamadour...

  St Cirq Lapopie Rocamadour Galerie Photos  
 
Rocamadour
Pilgrimage

Shrine dedicated to the worship of the Black Madonna, since the High Middle Ages, Rocamadour is the second most visited site in France after the Mont Saint Michel. This means that lovers of solitude will have to go elsewhere, especially during the summer.

History

That said, the village worth the trip. Perched on a gazebo overlooking the Canyon Alzou, it dominates the surrounding area. According to the legend, Roland of Roncesvalles during the famous battle which was fatal to him, threw his sword, the famous Durandal, and shouted that where the sword would fall, Rocamadour will be. It is always visible, planted in the rock at the entrance of the sanctuary surmounting the tomb of Saint Amadour.

The village has retained its medieval appearance with a single street. It can be travels only walk. The religious city is accessible by a staircase of 150 steps or by elevator.

Many religious buildings were erected. Most impressive, the Notre Dame home the Black Madonna of the twelfth century, and many items brought by pilgrims as these ex-voto offered by the sailors.

Activities

See also the remarkable Museum of Sacred Arts "Francis Poulenc" which have many objects of worship.

Anyway, various activities are proposed: the « Rock of the Eagles » invites you to a show of falconry, the « monkey forest » invites you to share a moment of your day with 150 monkeys in the wild, « the kingdom of the bees » will make you a beekeeper and for the youngest, « The magic of the Rail » brings you on an extraordinary journey accompanied by a small electric train while the museum « Toy old car » gives you rendezvous with the pedal cars of your childhood.