by Martyn Ferry
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Each year the small village of Rocamadour (population around 600), in the Parc Naturel Régional des Causses du Quercy, receives more than a million visitors.
Partly because the village is an important pilgrimage destination, and has been for 1000 years. Built on the site of a shrine to a Madonna, the shrine became famous for its healing powers, and soon became a stop on the pilgrimage path to Santiago de Campostela.
Also because of the beautiful and dramatic setting of the village, climbing up a cliff side. Rocamadour is one of the Grand Sites of France.
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October 25th, 2019
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