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.