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Rocamadour - VI

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: Helen : (Helen is photographing in, Australia) on 30 October 2014 in Lifestyle & Culture.

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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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Now we turn to the 'Chapelle de Notre-Dame or the 'Chapel of Our Lady'. Here we discover the X11 century silver and walnut wood careved statue of the 'Black Virgin'.

Steeped in legend, it is said that miracles began to occur once it was discovered. It is also said that every time a miracle occurs, the bell in the steeple rings.

The 'Black Virgin' is said to have miraculously saved many ships at sea. Sailors come from afar, in particular from Brittany to ask for protection on their sea voyages. The destination is now so popular it is one of the major stops on the trail to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

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Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

I visited this place in April - beautiful place, as is shown in your photograph.

30 Oct 2014 8:21am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a wonderful welcoming warmth this carries . . very special.

30 Oct 2014 8:29am

Devi from Chennai, India

what a lovely feel here !!! Simply divine and enchanting !!

30 Oct 2014 10:04am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

superb

30 Oct 2014 10:10am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

génial

31 Oct 2014 9:25am

Steyners from Portland, United States

Superb ..

1 Nov 2014 1:28pm