Les Treize Arches is an organization that is founded with a mission to promote cultural activities and artists. Here, you will find an interesting mix of events, there is no restriction on the art form, provided it enriches and enhances the quality of entertainment. Musicals, live music concerts, drama, dances, workshops, seminars and similar events are a regular feature here. Every season, it brings forth unique productions and creative endeavors. For more details, call ahead.
Every traveler who visits Rocamadour puts the Basilique Saint Sauveur on their list of must-visit attractions. One of the grandest and oldest churches of the commune, Basilique Saint Sauveur is a pilgrim site for many. The church is a 13th Century construction and its gorgeous gray exterior makes the place impossible to miss on the Rue de la Couronnerie. The architecture of Basilique Saint Sauveur is inspired by the Gothic style but it does have some Romanesque nuances. Its ribbed vault is its most unique characteristic, along with the iconic tower that overlooks a deep, emerald valley. In the beginning of the 19th Century, Basilique Saint Sauveur has honored the stature of being a basilica, today it is also a world famous UNESCO Heritage site.
The Forest of Monkeys is a thrilling attraction in 20heactares of lush green meadows and forests where around 150 monkeys live in total freedom in the park of Rocamadour. Every year, there are more than ten thousand visitors exploring this unique park and its preserved environment. Feeding sessions are offered every 45 minutes by the park guides who reveal all the secrets of this endearing species.
Dedicated to St. Peter, Église Saint-Pierre de Collonges-la-Rouge is a historic church built between the eleventh and twelfth century. The walls of this magnificent church made using red sandstone, and the beautiful bell tower captivates your attention and is visible even from a distance. Église Saint-Pierre de Collonges-la-Rouge was included in the prestigious list of national historic monuments in the year 1905 making it a popular attraction in Collonges-la-Rouge.
As the name itself might be a dead giveaway, Collonges-la-Rouge is a small village with a very unique feature- every building here is made from red sandstone, the color created by iron oxide deposits. The medieval towers, houses and church buildings mesmerize with their uniform hues, which is an amazing contrast with the surrounding verdant hills and blue skies. Tourist value aside, it is also an important stop during the famous pilgrimage of Santiago de Compostela, adding further cultural importance to its name.
Located in the small French town of Turenne, Château de Turenne is a large medieval castle complex offering visitors a unique peak into its rich history along with stunning views of the beautiful countryside from its high vantage point atop a hill. For over 700 years, the Viscount of the castle reigned independently over the region and offered refuge to crusaders and rebels from the King of France. Today, it is a popular tourist attraction with a rich French garden planted with English and exotic flower species that make it a perfect backdrop for a holiday picture. Seasonal rooms are available at the castle as well for 70 euros per night with breakfast and can be booked by calling on 05 5585 9066.
The Eglise in Turrene is an old 17th Century church. The beautiful stone building of the church has stood the test of time. Surrounded by other pretty buildings, visiting this church can be worth the time spent.
The gorgeous town of Turenne, with its cobbled streets, and honey colored stone houses, is a medieval wonderland. Nestled up the side of the hill, a walk up the streets will lead you the ruins of fortress at the hilltop, its majesty still undiminished. Equally enchanting is the collegiate church, with its gilded altar and bell tower. The main square is alive with the bustle of restaurants and cafes, adding a touch of modernity to this ancient city.
One among the bevy of villages hailed as the "most beautiful villages of France", Curemonte possesses a unique charm which draws tourists and locals alike. Encompassed by verdant hills and spellbinding vistas which unfurl beyond its periphery like a dream, the commune's idyllic sprawl is defined by landmarks such as the Château de Saint-Hilaire, Eglise de la Combe and Château de la Johannie. A former church turned museum located here features striking ecclesiastical art.