Situated amongst the luscious green landscapes of the Causses du Quercy Natural Regional Park, towards the south of central France, Rocamadour lends itself perfectly to a holiday of sightseeing, outdoor activities and getting in touch with nature. Explore the beautiful surrounding woodlands, venture into magical underworld caves, stroll around the breath-taking churches and basilicas and marvel at the beauty of the surrounding landscape overlooking the River Dordogne.
Located in the beautiful Vendée region of western France, on the Atlantic coast, Saint Jean de Monts is the ideal holiday location for those wanting to explore the outdoors. There is a huge range of activities available, as well as plenty of opportunities for visitors to simply relax.
Madame Vacances offers its guests the ideal opportunity to stay right in the centre of the best that this region has to offer. The Résidence Les Ségalières includes several apartments and cottages nestled amongst the beautiful trees of the surrounding natural park. The residence includes a swimming pool and fitness area at the guests' disposal, ensuring a comfortable stay is had by all.
Settled in the northern part of the Causses du Quercy Natural Regional Park, Rocamadour is conveniently located for exploring the neighbouring towns and villages within the park. However, Rocamadour itself is overflowing with places and points of interest to keep you busy during your stay.
Rocamadour is most known for its popularity for religious pilgrimages since the 11th Century to worship the Black Madonna. The Cité Réligieuse is built into the cliff face, making it an impressive sight to behold in itself, and is home to the Saint Sauveur Basilica and the crypt of Saint-Amadour. The basilica is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and includes several chapels overlooking unforgettable views of the surrounding area and can be reached by a climb of no less than 289 steps, the same steps climbed by the pilgrims to worship the statue of the Black Madonna, which still stands there today.
Being in a natural park, visitors in Rocamadour will find it easy to immerse themselves in the rich natural environment of this region. One of the highlights here is the Foret des Singes, or Monkey Forest, which sees over 150 macaque monkeys roaming free through the forest. With experienced guides readily available to tell you everything you need to know about the monkeys, and a chance to stroke and feed them, this really is a unique experience to try.
The Rocher des Aigles Ecopark also gives visitors a chance to learn about the region's wildlife of the sky. Witness bald eagles, vultures, falcons and many more soar through the skies, and find out about the park's impressive conservation efforts for a whole variety of species.
The huge cavern of Padirac is just a 20 minute drive from Rocamadour and is a must visit when in the area. One look at the dramatic itself is impressive enough, but visitors also have the opportunity to explore the gorge even further. Take a boat tour through the various lakes and hollows in the cave, and climb twisting staircases to witness the cave from a whole new angle. This is a unique chance to appreciate the beauty of France from beneath the surface.
Rocamadour is home to a vast range of restaurants to choose from, whether you're looking for fine dining or budget-friendly dishes, you're sure to find it in Rocamadour.
This restaurant is one of many that are ideally located for grabbing a bite to eat for lunch before setting off for an afternoon of adventures. From French delicacies to international dishes like pasta and pizza, this is an affordable choice boasting spectacular views of Rocamadour.
Visitors will also find great local and seasonal cuisine here along with unbeatable views of the village beyond. The gourmet meals here include fresh paté, homemade pastry desserts and starters of Rocamadour's very own goat's cheese, a local delicacy which is not to be missed.
Great value, delicious food, local produce and incredible views can all be expected from this restaurant. Guests here are recommended to take a seat on the terrace as the panoramic views of the surrounding scenery truly are breath-taking. It's almost difficult to decide which is more impressive, the food or the views.
Madame Vacances provides its guests with a convenient location within the French forest, and fully equipped holiday homes making for a pleasant self-catering break away. Résidence Les Ségalières boasts its own swimming pool, with a separate shallow area for children, a sauna and gym, as well as a childrens' play area. This accommodation has all of the bases covered for the whole family when it comes to your outdoor adventure holiday in the beautiful town of Rocamadour.