In the Middle Ages, the place was divided between four dynasties, the Lapopie, Cardaillac, Castelnau and Gourdon. This led to the presence of several castles and fortified houses that made up the fortress of Lapland. The latter was dismantled during the Wars of Religion by Henry of Navarre. Craft activities made the richness of the place: skinners (rue de la Pelissaria), boilermakers (rue Peyrolerie), boxwood turners and "roubinetaires" who produced bowls, tumblers and taps for the cooperage. Along the steep alleys - Grande-Rue, rue de la Fourdonne - there are still many houses from the 12th to the 16th century, renowned for the inimitable patina of their flat and brown tiled roofs. You will therefore discover a medieval village at the pace of your walk - here, you leave your car in the car parks just above the village. Open your eyes and admire the fortified Gothic Egilse, built from 1522 with the remains of its carved decoration and fragments of murals. The castle, whose terraces offer a breathtaking view, the Rignault house located on the edge of the cliff, the gates of Peyrolerie and Rocamadour, now the gate of the Pelissaria - between which the medieval town extended -, the Carol and Sombral squares, and the Bargemen's Inn where André Breton lived. Henri Martin, a post-impressionist painter, stayed in the dovecote-loft in Place Carol, the starting point of a path leading down to the banks of the Lot. At the gates of the village, don't miss the viewpoints of Bancourel and the Cirque de Venes because the view is spectacular.

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