Saturday, 26 September 2015

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Les Montgolfiades 2015

Rocamadour is a stunning commune in the Lot department of south west France set in a gorge above a tributary of the River Dordogne.

It is a popular destination for visitors and pilgrims, not just for its incredible location, but for its historical monuments and its sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The sacred city also gives its name to Rocamadour, a small goat's milk cheese with AOC status.

Today was the annual hot air balloon festival 'Les Montgolfiades', attracting participants from all over Europe. Watching the balloons rise up from the foot of Rocamadour is truly breathtaking!

Rocamadour earlier today

Image © Andrew Cave - published with special permission

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