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Conques-en-Rouergue

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aveyron

Conques-en-Rouergue - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Aveyron
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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.

At the end of the eighth century, the hermit Dadon chose this site to withdraw into solitude. Thus arose a Benedictine monastery with the Carolingian dynasty. With Saint Foy relics brought from Agen in 866, Conques became a pilgrimage center and a major step on the road to Saint Jacques de Compostela. 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 in the tenth century, offers visitors many houses half-timbered facades and covered with stones. The visitor will find places of gastronomic specialties and crafts in number.

Grand-Vabre:

The village of Grand-Vabre is located west of the department of Aveyron, in the Lot Valley, 5 km from Grand Site of Conques, near the departments of Cantal and Lot.

The place is ideal for hiking, fishing and outdoor activities.

essentially rural village (cattle: meat and milk).

Saint-Cyprien-sur-Dourdou:

Town in which crafts and shops are very active.

His specialty, focaccia, and its deli.

Geographical information

MunicipalityConques-en-Rouergue
Postcode12320
Tourism label
Latitude44.5994020 (N 44° 35’ 58”)
Longitude2.3960370 (E 2° 23’ 46”)
AltitudeFrom 180m to 653m
Surface area106.23 km²
Population1747 inhabitants
Density16 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureRodez (40 km, 44 min)
Insee code12076
IntercommunalityCC Conques-Marcillac
DepartmentAveyron
RegionMidi-Pyrénées

Nearest cities & towns

Sénergues11 km (18 min)
Nauviale11.3 km (13 min)
Saint-Parthem13.4 km (17 min)
Vieillevie14.5 km (18 min)
Espeyrac14.6 km (22 min)
Pruines16.4 km (23 min)
Almont-les-Junies17 km (25 min)
Saint-Félix-de-Lunel18 km (27 min)
Marcillac-Vallon18.2 km (21 min)
Cassaniouze18.7 km (26 min)
Firmi20 km (25 min)
Mouret20 km (25 min)
Auzits20 km (27 min)
Saint-Christophe-Vallon22 km (25 min)

Things to see and do

Grand-Vabre:
Saint-Cyprien-sur-Dourdou:

Places of interest

Information points
Monuments

Events and festivities

Grand-Vabre:
Saint-Cyprien-sur-Dourdou:

Photos

Conques, one of the most beautiful villages in France (© RC)
Conques, one of the most beautiful villages in France (© RC)
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Village of Conques (© RC)
Village of Conques (© RC)
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Monastery of Conques (© RC)
Monastery of Conques (© RC)
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Conques on the Pilgrim (© RC)
Conques on the Pilgrim (© RC)
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Eardrum of Conques (© JT)
Eardrum of Conques (© JT)
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Conques
Conques
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Stained Pierre Soulages (© GM)
Stained Pierre Soulages (© GM)
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Majesty of Saint Foy - Conques (Conques © OT)
Majesty of Saint Foy - Conques (Conques © OT)
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Conques, the Mecca of Romanesque art (© GM Conques OT)
Conques, the Mecca of Romanesque art (© GM Conques OT)
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Conques
Conques
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Conques, Romanesque cloister
Conques, Romanesque cloister
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Conques
Conques
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Conques
Conques
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lane Conques (© JE)
lane Conques (© JE)
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Panorama on Conques (© JE)
Panorama on Conques (© JE)
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Grand-Vabre - Grand Vabre Church
Grand-Vabre - Grand Vabre Church
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Grand Vabre - Chapel Monédiès
Grand Vabre - Chapel Monédiès
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Grand Vabre - Church of the Vinzelle and its separate bell tower
Grand Vabre - Church of the Vinzelle and its separate bell tower
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Noailhac - Chapel Saint-Roch
Noailhac - Chapel Saint-Roch
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Saint-Cyprien-sur-Dourdou - Christmas market in November
Saint-Cyprien-sur-Dourdou - Christmas market in November
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Saint-Cyprien-sur-Dourdou - Aveyron saffron market in July 14
Saint-Cyprien-sur-Dourdou - Aveyron saffron market in July 14
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canoeing, kayaking or rafting in the Lot Valley
Sports sensations20 € Vieillevie (6.4 km)
Tour of the Laurens estate and cellars
Local flavours2 € Clairvaux-d'Aveyron (19.2 km)
Stand-Up-Paddle on Lake Castelnau-Lassouts-Lous
Sports sensations12 € Sainte-Eulalie-d'Olt (46 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Municipality of Tayrac: from the plateau to the valley
HikeEasy2h30Tayrac (46 km)
Laurélie, Bor and Bar
Village visitEasy3h00Bor-et-Bar (51 km)
The Chestnut trees : walk around Najac n°6
HikeIntermediate4h50Najac (53 km)
The Mills, walk n°5
HikeIntermediate4h05Najac (53 km)
The medieval village of Najac
HikeIntermediate1h20Najac (53 km)

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