Rocamadour is in the Midi-Pyrenees region, towards the south of France. The buildings are arranged in three layers almost vertically up the face of a cliff. At one time, it was the knights who lived in the highest levels, the clergy in the middle and the lay workers at the bottom nearest the river.
Only about 600 people now live in this beautiful and interesting village but during the year 1.5 million visitors troop through it. Once it would have been pilgrims who were on the Route of Santiago de Compostella and visiting the church of Saint Sauveur (one of the seven churches) and St Amadour's crypt. They still do visit but are vastly outnumbered by tourists.
As you can see from these postcards, it is a stunning sight, no doubt about it, but if you plan to visit go out of season.