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Rocamadour tourism and travel guide

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Visit Rocamadour: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: One of the most visited destinations in France, Rocamadour is both an important pilgrimage destination and an exceptionally lovely little village

Rocamadour is situated in the Lot department and Occitanie region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Rocamadour. For detailed visitor information see the Rocamadour travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Rocamadour include "grand site of france".

Popular places to visit nearby include Gouffre de Padirac at 11 km and Martel at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Rocamadour, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Rocamadour in Occitanie.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 8 km (direction east-south-east)

Gramat is a pleasant town to visit, and your children will...

See Gramat guide
Gouffre de Padirac

Gouffre de Padirac

Cave at 11 km (direction east-north-east)

The Gouffre de Padirac is the most popular cave...

See Gouffre de Padirac guide


at 15 km (direction east-north-east)

Numerous medieval towers and other fascinating buildings ensure that Martel retains its...

See Martel guide


Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction north-east)

There are numerous architectural highlights and attractive buildings in Carennac, one of...

See Carennac guide


at 16 km (direction west-north-west)

The town of Souillac is enjoyable to explore, and well placed to...

See Souillac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction east-north-east)

Both the unspoiled nature of the village and the beautiful...

See Loubressac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction east-north-east)

Autoire is very small but very pleasant to explore, while...

See Autoire guide
Chateau de Castelnau-Bretenoux

Chateau de Castelnau-Bretenoux

Castle at 18 km (direction east-north-east)

The Chateau de Castelnau-Loubressac is an imposing medieval castle built in red...

See Chateau de Castelnau-Bretenoux guide
Gourdon (Lot)

Gourdon (Lot)

at 19 km (direction west)

The golden stone used to build much of the town...

See Gourdon (Lot) guide


at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

Some of the highlights in Saint-Cere are rather hidden...

See Saint-Cere guide
Chateau de Fenelon

Chateau de Fenelon

Castle at 22 km (direction west), in the Dordogne department

The chateau de Fenelon is half medieval and half renaissance, and sited...

See Chateau de Fenelon guide


at 23 km (direction west-north-west), in the Dordogne department

Carlux is a pretty village with the ruins of...

See Carlux guide
Les Jardins de Cadiot

Les Jardins de Cadiot

Garden at 23 km (direction west-north-west), in the Dordogne department

The Jardins de Cadiot is a pretty garden in...

See Les Jardins de Cadiot guide


Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction north-east), in the Correze department

In a lovely hilltop position, Curemonte is less touristic than many of...

See Curemonte guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Lot

Map of places to visit near Rocamadour


Markets in and near Rocamadour

  • Martel: market Wednesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Souillac: market Friday (16km)
  • Vayrac: market Thursday & Saturday (18km)
  • Gourdon (Lot): market Thursday - seasonal market only (19km)
  • Gourdon (Lot): market Saturday (19km)
  • Bretenoux: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Meyssac: market Tuesday & Friday (28km)
  • Domme: market Thursday (32km)
  • Sarlat: market Wednesday & Saturday all day (34km)
  • Catus: market Tuesday (36km)

More information about Rocamadour, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Rocamadour, France

What to do at Rocamadour? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Rocamadour.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Castelnau-Bretenoux Chateau (19km)
  • Chateau Montal (20km)
  • Assier Chateau (24km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Carennac) (15km)
  • Abbaye Sainte Marie (Souillac) (15km)
  • Notre Dame des Cordeliers (Gourdon) (19km)
  • Eglise notre-Dame de Nativité (Cenac-et-Saint-Julien) (33km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Sardos (Sarlat) (34km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Amand de Coly (Saint-Amand-de-Coly) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léonce (Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere) (48km)

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Le rocher des aigles (eagles) (1km)

Geography and distances

Rocamadour is in the south of France at 42 kilometres from Cahors, the department capital (general information: Rocamadour is 454 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Rocamadour

Canton: Gramat

Arrondissement: Gourdon

Department: Lot

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 46500

Distance to Rocamadour

from Cahors (prefecture): 42 km

from Paris: 454 km

from Calais: 683 km

from Nice: 466 km

from Bordeaux: 174 km

from Strasbourg: 628 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Rocamadour from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Alvignac, Couzou, Lacave and Rignac.

This page in French: Visiter Rocamadour

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