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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, tradition 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's relics brought from Agen in 866, Conques became a pilgrimage center and a major step on the way to Saint Jacques de Compostela. The cult of the saint spread throughout Western Christendom and donations are increasing for the abbey.

The village, situated around its abbey, built in the eleventh-twelfth century, offers visitors many houses facades with wood sides and covered with stones. The visitor will find places of gastronomic specialties and arts 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 boating and nature.

rural village on the way to Compostela (GR65).

Saint-Cyprien-sur-Dourdou:

Bourg in which crafts and shops are very active.

His specialty, focaccia.

Artists and craftsmen.

Geographical information

MunicipalityConques-en-Rouergue
Postcode12320
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Latitude44.5994020 (N 44° 35’ 58”)
Longitude2.3960370 (E 2° 23’ 46”)
AltitudeFrom 180m to 653m
Surface area106.23 km²
Population1715 inhabitants
Density16 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureRodez (40 km, 44 min)
Insee code12076
IntercommunalityCC Conques-Marcillac
DepartmentAveyron
TerritoriesMassif Central, Midi-Pyrénées
RegionOccitanie

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)
Flagnac22 km (26 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

Basilique Sainte-Foy, view the lookout Bancarel (© J.E)
Basilique Sainte-Foy, view the lookout Bancarel (© J.E)
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west gallery of the cloister of the abbey (© J.E)
west gallery of the cloister of the abbey (© J.E)
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Street (© J.E)
Street (© J.E)
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Conques, one of the most beautiful villages in France (© CR)
Conques, one of the most beautiful villages in France (© CR)
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Village of Conques (© CR)
Village of Conques (© CR)
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Habitations Conques (© J.E)
Habitations Conques (© J.E)
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Sculptures against an outside wall of the abbey (© J.E)
Sculptures against an outside wall of the abbey (© J.E)
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Monastery of Conques (© CR)
Monastery of Conques (© CR)
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Conques - Panorama Trail from a course (© CR)
Conques - Panorama Trail from a course (© CR)
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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 (© J.E)
Lane Conques (© J.E)
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Panorama Conques (© J.E)
Panorama Conques (© J.E)
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Grand-Vabre - Church of Grand-Vabre
Grand-Vabre - Church of Grand-Vabre
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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 - Chapelle Saint-Roch
Noailhac - Chapelle 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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Former Conques Hospital (© J.E)
Former Conques Hospital (© J.E)
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Old fountain cloister garden of the abbey (© J.E)
Old fountain cloister garden of the abbey (© J.E)
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Iron Gate (© J.E)
Iron Gate (© J.E)
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External staircase with balusters fretted (© J.E)
External staircase with balusters fretted (© J.E)
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Chapel abbots (© J.E)
Chapel abbots (© J.E)
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Cemetery Chapel (© J.E)
Cemetery Chapel (© J.E)
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Capital of the abbey Sainte-Foy (© J.E)
Capital of the abbey Sainte-Foy (© J.E)
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Capital of the abbey (© J.E)
Capital of the abbey (© J.E)
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Capital of the abbey (© J.E)
Capital of the abbey (© J.E)
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Capital of the abbey (© J.E)
Capital of the abbey (© J.E)
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Capital of the abbey (© J.E)
Capital of the abbey (© J.E)
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Capital of the abbey (© J.E)
Capital of the abbey (© J.E)
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Capital of the abbey (© J.E)
Capital of the abbey (© J.E)
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Capital of the cloister gallery (© J.E)
Capital of the cloister gallery (© J.E)
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Capital of the cloister gallery (© J.E)
Capital of the cloister gallery (© J.E)
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Capital of the cloister gallery (© J.E)
Capital of the cloister gallery (© J.E)
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Château d'Humières (© J.E)
Château d'Humières (© J.E)
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Château d'Humières (© J.E)
Château d'Humières (© J.E)
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Château d'Humières (© J.E)
Château d'Humières (© J.E)
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Key lintel dated 1780 (© J.E)
Key lintel dated 1780 (© J.E)
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Key lintel dated 1896 (© J.E)
Key lintel dated 1896 (© J.E)
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Key lintel dated 1909 (© J.E)
Key lintel dated 1909 (© J.E)
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Key lintel dated 1852 (© J.E)
Key lintel dated 1852 (© J.E)
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Conques, seen from the viewpoint of Bancarel (© J.E)
Conques, seen from the viewpoint of Bancarel (© J.E)
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Conques, seen from the viewpoint of Bancarel (© J.E)
Conques, seen from the viewpoint of Bancarel (© J.E)
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Cross Bancarel (© J.E)
Cross Bancarel (© J.E)
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Crest, dated 1634 (© J.E)
Crest, dated 1634 (© J.E)
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Badge dated 1935 (© J.E)
Badge dated 1935 (© J.E)
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Crest, hammered, dated 1617 (© J.E)
Crest, hammered, dated 1617 (© J.E)
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Facade of the Abbey of Sainte-Foy (© J.E)
Facade of the Abbey of Sainte-Foy (© J.E)
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Fountain four bins (© J.E)
Fountain four bins (© J.E)
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Fontaine Plô (© J.E)
Fontaine Plô (© J.E)
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Grain measurements and tank-washing - Rue Jerome Florens, old door Iron (© J.E)
Grain measurements and tank-washing - Rue Jerome Florens, old door Iron (© J.E)
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Interior view of the gallery of the cloister of the abbey (© J.E)
Interior view of the gallery of the cloister of the abbey (© J.E)
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Grid of the choir of the abbey (© J.E)
Grid of the choir of the abbey (© J.E)
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Habitations of Benazech Street (© J.E)
Habitations of Benazech Street (© J.E)
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History of Conques (© J.E)
History of Conques (© J.E)
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The abbey, rear view (© J.E)
The abbey, rear view (© J.E)
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The abbey church, the cloister garden view (© J.E)
The abbey church, the cloister garden view (© J.E)
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Archangel of the dome of the abbey of Conques (© J.E)
Archangel of the dome of the abbey of Conques (© J.E)
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Lintel, dated 1897 (© J.E)
Lintel, dated 1897 (© J.E)
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Mayor of Conques (© J.E)
Mayor of Conques (© J.E)
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Nave of the abbey Sainte-Foy (© J.E)
Nave of the abbey Sainte-Foy (© J.E)
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Organ of the abbey (© J.E)
Organ of the abbey (© J.E)
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Small fountain at the foot of Castle Street (© J.E)
Small fountain at the foot of Castle Street (© J.E)
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Castle Street (© J.E)
Castle Street (© J.E)
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Pietà of the abbey (© J.E)
Pietà of the abbey (© J.E)
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Gate Vinzelle (© J.E)
Gate Vinzelle (© J.E)
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Gate Vinzelle, rear view (© J.E)
Gate Vinzelle, rear view (© J.E)
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Altarpiece of the abbey (© J.E)
Altarpiece of the abbey (© J.E)
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Street convent (© J.E)
Street convent (© J.E)
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St. Jerome Florens and old door Iron (© J.E)
St. Jerome Florens and old door Iron (© J.E)
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Rue Henri Parayre (© J.E)
Rue Henri Parayre (© J.E)
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Statue in the Abbey (© J.E)
Statue in the Abbey (© J.E)
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Statue of Saint-Jacques, in the abbey (© J.E)
Statue of Saint-Jacques, in the abbey (© J.E)
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Statue in the Abbey (© J.E)
Statue in the Abbey (© J.E)
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Statues in the abbey (© J.E)
Statues in the abbey (© J.E)
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Tympanum of the Last Judgment (© J.E)
Tympanum of the Last Judgment (© J.E)
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Madonna and Child, door Vinzelle (© J.E)
Madonna and Child, door Vinzelle (© J.E)
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Weather

Thursday 25 february
Min. 4°C - Max. 17°C
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Friday 26 february
Min. 3°C - Max. 17°C
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Saturday 27 february
Min. 2°C - Max. 15°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit to a mosaic studio
Arts and CraftsCapdenac (26 km)
Walk with a donkey
Nature and the great outdoors30 € Espalion (31 km)
Visit Benoit the artisan's cutlery workshop
Arts and CraftsLaguiole (37 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Medieval city of Montsalvy
HikeEasy20 minMontsalvy (14.5 km)
Medieval city of Maurs the Pretty
HikeEasy20 minMaurs (20 km)
Medieval city of Marcolès
HikeIntermediate20 minMarcolès (21 km)
Around Malepeyre
HikeEasy1h30Capdenac-Gare (25 km)
Pressoir needle
HikeEasy2h00Figeac (29 km)

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