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I invite you to join me in another series. This time we are investigating a small picturesque village, Rocamadour, buried deep in the French country-side of Quercy. If you'd like to start at the beginning of the series CLICK HERE.
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We made it through Rocamadour's first fortified gate! The fortifications were designed to protect the city and the sanctuary from invaders. In the early morning light we stroll down the village's main thoroughfare seeking the Sacred Stairway that will enable us to enter the holy sanctuary.
Looking up to the sanctuary the cliff took our breath away. In the cliff one can see Durendal the legendary sword of the Knight Roland, who accompanied King Charlemagne into battle in the 8th century. Roland's sword may be seen embedded into the stone of the cliff face to this day. If you would like to read more to see if you believe it or not, CLICK HERE for the full story.
It was to be a challenge to ascend via the great Sacred Stairway, but we had to find it first!
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