Rocamadour is a medieval village in south-central France with an extended historical past of miraculous therapeutic attributed to a picket statue of the Black Madonna courting again to the early 1100s. Two of the earliest pilgrims who came visiting, and positively a few of the most well-known, had been the Plantagenet King Henry II of England and King Louis IX of France.
“King Henry fell sick nearly to the purpose of demise,” wrote a well-informed up to date, however “he recovered his well being … Then (he) travelled to Rocamadour to wish.”
However “The Excessive Queen of Black Madonnas” is just one amongst many wonderful issues individuals go to Rocamadour to see. One other is a part of an historic sword embedded in a rock wall. But it surely’s not simply any previous sword. In keeping with legend, it’s Durandal, the magical sword that the legendary noble Roland used to carry off a military of 100,000.
Rocomadour is simply one of many highlights of our Sacred France tour that departs in a couple of weeks, on Might thirtieth. “Mysteries of the Magdalene and Secrets and techniques of the Cathars” is hosted by Kathleen McGowan, and we nonetheless have a couple of areas left. For all the small print and register, Click on Right here.