A little piece of France came to me ..

 

My great friend  Diane  who's blogs are many,
 
sent me this lovely card from
 
Rocamadour

whilst on a lovely Easter break to the

Lot Valley
 
 
Rocamadour  is a popular destination for pilgrims and tourists alike. The spectacular natural and religious site is perched high on a rocky plateau and receives 1.5 million visitors each year. 
For pilgrims the importance lies with the Shrine of Our Lady of Rocamadour, a complex of religious structures centred on a miraculous statue of the Virgin Mary and the tomb of an ancient saint.
Tourists go  for its religious interest, historical significance, beautiful architecture, and most of all, for the spectacular views. 



 

 The shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary is better known as the
 and was once one of the most famous
religious sites in the whole of Christianity.
216 steps lead to the top of the rocky plateau on
which the Chapel of Our Lady is located.
 As an act of penance, pilgrims would regularly
make the entire climb on their knees!!



 
Diane has  3 fascinating blogs with lots of photography and history. 
 
 
 
and
 
 
I do hope that you find time to go over and have a read,
you will enjoy them all.
 
Big thank  you Diane.
 

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Another post coming soon!

Comments

  1. Receiving a post card must be like taking a little slice of vacation. This looks spectacular.

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    1. Hi Paulita , it sure is and this time even more as I am going to stay with Diane in France in a few weeks. She lives in The Charante. , looking forward to it :-) thank you for you lovely comments before , sorry not replied take carexx

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  2. That looks an interesting place to visit, we once had a holiday home in Sarlat. I wouldn't like to walk up all those steps on my knees, in fact,
    I couldn't walk up all those steps ON MY KNEES....Streuth!
    , Could you imagine the state of your knees after that hike..lol Di.xx
    Good and interesting post again xx

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  3. I hope a bigger piece of France will come to you before the end of the month :) Glad the card arrived. Have a good weekend Diane xox

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  4. That looks like just my sort of place to visit :-)

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  5. I loved Rocamadour. It is truly spectacular. Thank you for your kind words. I know that my correspondence has been sporadic at best. I am truly out of sorts. Happy Mother's Day-not sure when you celebrate in England.

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