Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Rocamadour, France

From my pen-pal Tine

Rocamadour, nestled in the Lot department of southwest France, is a name familiar to travelers, as well as appreciators of fine dining and rich history.
The exquisite natural setting and beautiful buildings have made Rocamadour France's second-most visited site.
Rocamadour's religious roots are the source of the town's name. According to legend, St. Amadour, a witness to the martyrdom of St. Paul and St. Peter, traveled to the location and took up hermitage following his wife's death. The story might be part myth and part history, but the legend, beloved of locals, adds to Rocamadour's charm and magic.

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