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Ophorus Tours - Rocamadour & Saint Cirq Lapopie Private Day Trip From Sarlat

Sarlat-la-Canéda

Rocamadour & Saint Cirq Lapopie Private Day Trip From Sarlat

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A Wonderful Jaunt Through the Quercy Region

Highlights

  • A Wonderful Jaunt Through the Quercy Region
  • Take in Spectacular Rocamadour, Set on a Gorge Overlooking a Valley
  • Visit St Cirq Lapopie, Renowned to Be the Most Beautiful Village in France
  • Tour can be customized to suit your interests
  • Local Tour Guide, Expert of the Dordogne & Lot Region

Program & Itinerary

Today, we will come and pick you up at your centrally located hotel or accommodation in Sarlat la Caneda. Meet your English-speaking driver guide who will go over the program and itinerary of this small group full day private tour. Then, board your air conditioned vehicle and begin to make your way to Unesco World Heritage site of Rocamadour and the Quercy region of France.Depart for the pilgrimage ...

Today, we will come and pick you up at your centrally located hotel or accommodation in Sarlat la Caneda. Meet your English-speaking driver guide who will go over the program and itinerary of this small group full day private tour. Then, board your air conditioned vehicle and begin to make your way to Unesco World Heritage site of Rocamadour and the Quercy region of France.

Visit Rocamadour Village with your guide 

Depart for the pilgrimage and fortress village of Rocamadour that has attracted visitors for its setting in a gorge above a tributary of the River Dordogne. The name of the village probably originates from the association of St Amador or Amadour of whom the relics were discovered in 1166 in the heart of the sanctuary and roca (cliff).

This beautiful village is renowned for its historical monuments and its sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which for centuries has brought pilgrims from every country, among them kings, bishops, and nobles.

Follow your guide and stroll through the streets of the medieval village. You will then reach the steps that will take you to the middle part of the village where the church square is located, Place St Amadour, surrounded by its 7 sanctuaries. 

The 216 or so steps that make up the Great Staircase takes visitors from the lower part of town to the religious complex. In the middle age, pilgrims would go up the steps on their knees.

Visit the Monastic buildings in the sanctuary

Upon arrival, your guide will introduce you to the sanctuary. Try and find the legendary sword of Roland, named Durandal, that is embedded in the cliff. The sword landed in Rocamadour as Roland, the nephew of Charlemagne, threw it from the battlefield so that no one would ever be able to use it again.

Once you have reached the sanctuary, visit the renowned Notre Dame Chapel, part of an extraordinary 13th-century chapel complex. Inside, your guide will certainly talk to you about the Black Madonna statue that was carved from a walnut tree in the 12th century.

Hanging from the ceiling are a number of ship models, given by thankful survivors that were saved from shipwrecks by calling upon the Black Madonna. Each time a ship was saved it is said that the miraculous bell, also located in the Chapel, would ring once.

Facing Notre Dame chapel, admire the beautiful frescoes that represent the Annunciation and Visitation and that date back to the 12th century.

After some free time for personal discovery, your full day tour continues to the wonderful small village of St Cirq Lapopie, known to be the most beautiful of all the beautiful villages of France.

Stroll through Saint Cirq Lapopie

Its position, originally selected for defense, perched on a steep cliff 100 m above the Lot River has helped make the village one of the most well preserved in the area, almost as if it was an open air museum.

Crowned 'Most prefered village of the French' in 2012 it attracts visitors from all over the world. After it was “discovered” by the Post-Impressionist Henri Martin, it became popular with other artists and the home of the writer André Breton. 

Upon arrival, follow your guide for a short walk in the historic part of the village. Ideally, you will start at the bottom and move towards the top as this path offers numerous photo opportunities. Most of the houses that you will see date back to the 13th to 16th century. Enjoy some free time in this wonderful village. 

Return to Sarlat

Finally, it will be time to leave and start to make our way back to Sarlat. Please note that we also have a tour that includes Saint Cirq Lapopie with the visit of Pech Merle cave. Another beautiful village of the Dordogne to visit is La Roque Gageac.

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  • Meet your Guide at your Accomodation in Sarlat

  • Guided walking tour of Rocamadour and its sanctuary

  • Free time for lunch and personal discovery in Rocamadour

  • Visit of the beautiful village of Saint Cirq Lapopie

  • Drop off at your accommodation in Sarlat

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Ophorus Tours - Rocamadour & Saint Cirq Lapopie Private Day Trip From Sarlat
Ophorus Tours - Rocamadour & Saint Cirq Lapopie Private Day Trip From Sarlat
Ophorus Tours - Rocamadour & Saint Cirq Lapopie Private Day Trip From Sarlat
Ophorus Tours - Rocamadour & Saint Cirq Lapopie Private Day Trip From Sarlat
Ophorus Tours - Rocamadour & Saint Cirq Lapopie Private Day Trip From Sarlat

Know before you book

  • Tour available from April to October
  • 9 hour Rocamadour & St Cirq private day trip from Sarlat
  • Tour is operated in English, other languages on request
  • Prices are per group from 2 to 8 persons - Larger groups please contact us
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Currency is in Euros

COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available for travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Meeting point

Your Hotel or accommodation in Sarlat la Canéda Sarlat

Departure

We will come and pick you up at your accommodation in Sarlat la Caneda or surrounding area radius of 30 kms (20 miles) around Sarlat.

Other possible pick up locations :
  • Montignac
  • Les Eyzies de Tayac
  • Beynac, La Roque Gageac, Domme

Return

Tour returns to original departure point.

Included / excluded

Included

  • Guided walking tour of Rocamadour and Saint Cirq Lapopie
  • English-speaking driver guide, Expert of the Dordogne
  • Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivan
  • Bottled water in the minivan
  • Free WiFi access on board

Excluded

  • Entrance fees to monuments & attractions unless specified in program
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Meals, drinks & wine tasting fees
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

FAQ

  • Do you organize pick up and return at accommodation for Sarlat private tours?

    Yes, absolutely, we will come and pick you up at your hotel or accommodation in Sarlat. We can also pick you up within a radius of 30kms (20 miles) around Sarlat at no extra cost.
  • What type of vehicles are used during your private tours from Sarlat?

    Our company uses only Mercedes Vito Tourer 8 seater minivans that are recent, comfortable and fully equipped including individual A/C, shaded windows, large leg space and on board P/A system for commentaries by the guide.
  • Who conducts these Dordogne private tours from Sarlat?

    We only employ fully accredited, licensed tour guides that are also the drivers for all tours that need visits to be conducted by certified guides. Good examples are: the visit of the National Prehistory Museum, guided walking tours in villages such as Rocamadour, visit of historical monuments and so on. In the Dordogne, all our guides are experts in History & Culture. All have a large experience in Paleolithic Art and conduct tours in both Caves & Castles.
  • How strenuous is this tour?

    Rocamadour is a medieval village. This implies that there are cobblestone streets that can be difficult to walk on. Also, the sanctuary is located in the middle part of the village and to reach it implies that you will need to climb stairs. However, there is a possibility of taking an elevator but this will be at your own expense.

    Saint Cirq Lapopie is also a medieval village; however it is possible to stay in the middle of the village for those who have walking issues. Most of the streets in the village are easy to walk on.
  • How many steps will we have to climb in Rocamadour?

    Once you have visited the village, you will arrive in front of the Great Staircase. This is the main pilgramage way to arrive at the sanctuary. There are about 216 stairs to climb so this can be challanging for some persons. Howere, there is an option to take an elevator for those that have walking issues or that feel that the climb will be too strenuous. The return price for the elevator is under 4€ at time of writing (11/2020).
  • What are the top attractions to visit while in Rocamadour?

    First of all, you will be with your own guide that will introduce you to this marvellous village. During your guided walking tour, discover the sanctuary where you will visit the different chapels, admire the Black Virgin and breath taking views. You will then have time for personal discovery & lunch. This free time will allow you to stroll the medieval streets, shop for local souvenirs or have a relaxed coffee break.
  • Is lunch included on this private tour from Sarlat?

    No, we never include lunch on our private full day tours from Sarlat. If you would like to include a lunch in a local restaurant don't hesitate to reach out and our travel advisors will take care of your restaurant reservation. Also, don't hesitate to ask your guide in the morning for recommendations.
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