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Rocamadour, the ideal holiday destination!
Do you long for a holiday in the heart of nature, discovering breathtaking scenery and having original experiences? The Dordogne is the ideal destination for a camping holiday that combines pleasure with getting away from it all in equal measure! And one visit you simply must make during your holiday is: the sacred town of Rocamadour nestling in the heart of the Causses du Quercy Regional Natural Park.
At your Sandaya campsite, a host of other activities await you to keep you fully occupied during your holiday: aquagym classes in the covered and heated swimming pool, outdoor sports tournaments, activities and entertainment in the free mini clubs, madcap races on the waterslides, etc. And when evening falls, you can return to your holiday rental and enjoy a well-deserved moment of relaxation. Are you travelling by campervan or with your tent? Discover the many camping pitches in the wooded setting of your holiday village!
Visit Rocamadour as a family
After a legendary visit to Rocamadour and a gourmet break on rue de la Couronnerie, continue your mediaeval adventure with the family at the Durandal Theme Park! Located within easy reach of Château de Rocamadour, this theme park transports you back to the age of knights so that you can experience a real saga in the heart of the Middle Ages.
Another must during your holiday is Monkey Forest, a vast terrain stretching out over 20 hectares on the heights of Rocamadour where some 150 Barbary macaques live in total freedom. You will even have the opportunity to feed the monkeys yourself; an experience that is particularly popular with children! After your visit and with your head full of affectionate memories, you can head back to your campsite where a delicious dinner awaits you on the terrace of the restaurant.
Visit Rocamadour as a couple
At Rocamadour, there’s only one way to go… and that’s up! Once past the Porte du Figuier, take in the boutiques and restaurants until you reach the Grand Escalier – the monumental steps: this is where you enter the sacred town!
On the Place du Sanctuaire, exceptional views over the valley await you: take the time to immortalise this moment before you discover the famous Black Virgin of Rocamadour. And if you don’t suffer from vertigo, you can continue your ascent hand in hand until you reach the ramparts of Rocamadour: there you will have an incredible panoramic view over the Alzou canyon!
Camping Rocamadour: our handy tips for a successful stay
After your ascent of Rocamadour, you can plunge down into the depths of the Gouffre de Padirac, the largest underground site in France!
Don’t leave without sampling the famous “cabécou de Rocamadour” in one of the restaurants of the town.
And if you still have some energy to spare, take a canoe trip on the Dordogne before returning to your campsite!
In September, you will be able to admire the Montgolfiades de Rocamadour, the Hot Air Balloon Festival of Rocamadour, an exceptional and colourful display in the sky above the Dordogne Valley!