Conques

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

 Tourism, holiday & travel in Conques
TownConques
Insee code12076
Postcode12320
Latitude44.5994020
Longitude2.3960370
AltitudeFrom 221 to 653 meters
Surface30.51 km²
Population275 inhabitants
Density9 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelGrand-Vabre at 5.9 km (8 min)
Chief townRodez (at 40 km, 44 min)Saint-Cyprien-sur-Dourdou at 7.3 km (11 min)
DepartmentAveyronSénergues at 11 km (18 min)
RegionMidi-PyrénéesSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Located at the confluence of two rivers, on a slope-shaped natural amphitheater near the Lot Valley, Conques offers a heritage rich in history, traditions and cultural life.

In the late 8th century, the hermit Dadon chose this site to withdraw into solitude. Thus arose a Benedictine monastery with the Carolingian dynasty. Thanks to the relics of Saint Foy brought from Agen 866, Conques became a pilgrimage center and a major step on the road to Saint Jacques de Compostella. The cult of the saint spread throughout Western Christendom and donations are increasing in favor of the abbey.

The village, situated around its abbey, built from the 10th century, offers visitors many houses half-timbered facades and covered with slates. The visitor will find places of gastronomic specialties and handicrafts in number.


SIGHTSEEING

Major monument of medieval architectural heritage, the Abbey Conques (eleventh-twelfth century) houses a wealth of Roman sculptures (tympanum of the Last Judgement and narrative capitals) and contemporary works such as Pierre Soulages windows.

The must is the visit of Treasury silver, unique in France, famous for the reliquary statue of Saint Foy. These works of art are among the oldest and most beautiful masterpieces from the Middle Ages. Visitors can also, through the Treasury bill, visit the Museum which houses a collection Fau lapidary from the cloister of religious art, antique furniture and a collection of 17th century tapestries depicting the life of Felletin of Mary Magdalene.

Guided tours offered by the Office of Tourism allow visitors to embrace the rich heritage and history of Conques. The Tourist Office offers season tours of the abbey with an explanation of the eardrum, forums and groups, including a complete tour guide at the Treasury. Thematic tours are offered at certain times of the year.

Numerous lessons, concerts and heritage classes offered by the European Centre.

Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Conques
MonumentsAbbey Sainte-Foy

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

The music festival planned by the European Centre for Art and Medieval Civilization, exhibitions, courses, themed walks and accompanied, and other events enliven the city and its Conques Township.

The major event is the celebration of Saint Foy on October 6th or the following Sunday, with torchlight procession the day before and grand procession on Sunday with the famous reliquary statue, the Majesty of St. Foy, in the cloister and the abbey.


ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Hiking trails around the township and Conques (Tourist Office).

Discovery tours between Conques, Marcillac Rodez - Discovery Tour in the region (Route treasures).

Many outdoor activities (biking, swimming in the canton, fishing, kayaking, boat tour on the Lot ...).

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Canoeing, kayaking or rafting in the Lot ValleySports sensations19.50 €Vieillevie (6.4 km)
Tour of the Laurens estate and cellarsLocal flavours2 €Clairvaux-d'Aveyron (19.2 km)

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PHOTOS

One of the most beautiful villages of France (© RC)One of the most beautiful villages of France (© RC)
 
Village Conques (© RC)Village Conques (© RC)
Monastery Conques (© RC)Monastery Conques (© RC)
 
Conques on the Camino de Santiago (© RC)Conques on the Camino de Santiago (© RC)
Tympanum Conques (© JT)Tympanum Conques (© JT)
 
Stained Glass Stone Soulages (© GM)Stained Glass Stone Soulages (© GM)
Majesty of St. Foy - Conques (Conques © OT)Majesty of St. Foy - Conques (Conques © OT)
 
Mecca of Romanesque art (GM © OT Conques)Mecca of Romanesque art (GM © OT Conques)
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Conques, the Romanesque cloisterConques, the Romanesque cloister
 
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Lane Conques ( © JE)Lane Conques ( © JE)
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WEATHER

Tuesday 23 December
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Min. -5°C - Max. 9°C
Wednesday 24 December
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Min. -6°C - Max. 6°C
Thursday 25 December
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RESTAURANTS

 
South-West restaurantAuberge Saint-Jacques  
8.5
Conques
The Auberge Saint-Jacques invites you to join its premises in the heart of the village of Conques, a few kilometers from Saint-Cyprien-sur-Dourdou in the Aveyron. Its classic and neat,...
Located in Conques24 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantRestaurant Hervé Busset  
8.7
Conques
Outstanding at the foot of the medieval village of Conques lies along the Dourdou, this former watermill eighteenth transformed into a charming hotel. The heart of a World Heritage...
Located in Conques51 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantHôtel Beausejour - Louis Bernard Puech
Calvinet
The restaurant of the Hotel Beausejour - Louis Bernard Puech welcomes you in a renovated room, the elegant stonework. In the kitchen, treat your taste buds with delicious dishes expertly...
Located 13.5 km from Conques25 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Manor house with 4 bedroomsLe Manoir des Pelies  
Grand-Vabre
“Le Manoir des Pelies” overlooks the majestic Lot River which flows serenely at the bottom of our peaceful private garden and in any season gives you stunning views of the Lot valley....
Located 5.7 km from ConquesFrom 75 € to 110 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsChambres d'hôtes du Maspourquet  
Saint-Santin
At the boundary of the department of Aveyron and Cantal and the Auvergne region Midi-Pyrénées. Camille and Catherine welcome you in their guest rooms recently renovated located in the...
Located 12.7 km from ConquesFrom 44 € to 50 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsAuberge de plus de cent ans d'âge    
9.2
Cassaniouze
At the heart of the Auvergne, near the gentle valley of the Lot, L'Auberge welcomes travelers for over a hundred years. Nestled in a village of indomitable people love their region...
Located 13.4 km from ConquesFrom 40 € to 65 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Mas for 10 personsGites du mas naut  
9.2
Saint-Cyprien-sur-Dourdou
Two cottages at mobillier located in a former barn is typical of the area in a green countryside, with breathtaking views of the Aubrac When you're by the pool.
Located 8.6 km from ConquesFrom 520 € to 1270 € per week 
Apartment for 8 personsGite L'Ostal de Reyrols
Auzits
Family home with views imprenable. Calme, park and garden of 6000 m² prive. Situé common boundary Auzits 12190 and St. Cyprien / dourdou 12320.
Located 9.3 km from ConquesFrom 500 € to 950 € per week 
Apartment for 2 personsApartment for 2 persons
Cransac
Apartment in a house on the ground floor with independent entrance and private parking space.
Located 12.1 km from ConquesFrom 120 € to 190 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
66 places over 3,5 haCamping Le Roquelongue    
8
Boisse-Penchot
The camp-site Roquelongue located in a bosky bower on the banks of the batch accomodates you all the year for the hirings of country cottages, mobil-home or camp-site. Several activities...
Located 13.9 km from ConquesFrom 13 € to 16.30 € per day 

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HOTELS

Grand Vabre Aventures et Nature - Hotel in ConquesGrand Vabre Aventures et Nature    
7.5
Grand-Vabre
Set in a park adjacent to the Dourdou River, Grand Vabre Aventures et Nature is located in Grand-Vabre. Guests can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities and the outdoor swimming pool...
Located 3.8 km from Conques
Aux Gorges du Dourdou - Hotel in ConquesAux Gorges du Dourdou     
6.7
Grand-Vabre
42 km from Rodez and its train station, 1 km from Lot River, Aux Gorges du Dourdou has a bar with terrace, free Wi-Fi throughout and homemade jam for breakfast. The rooms have a private...
Located 4.5 km from Conques
Hotel Solomiac - Hotel in ConquesHotel Solomiac    
7.7
Grand-Vabre
Located in Grand Vabre, 6 km from the city of Conque, Hotel Solomiac offers an Italian restaurant, a garden and a terrace. The rooms have a private bathroom and provide free Wi-Fi access....
Located 4.5 km from ConquesRoom from 42 €

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Domaine Saint Esteve
Offering an infinity pool, this residence is located on 4.5 hectares, 5 minutes' drive from Millau. A furnished terrace and a mini-fridge feature in the...
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