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Conques-en-Rouergue

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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
Tourism labels
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:
Summer market in Grand-Vabre
Flea market and Garage sales in Saint-Cyprien
The Conch Pilgrimages
Musical Mussels and Fries Evenings on Thursdays at Noailhac
Concert Constantinople & Cappella Mariana
Concert Constantinople & Marco Beasley
Festival of Parisians - St-Cyprien

Photos

Sainte-Foy Basilica, view from the Bancarel belvedere (© JE)
Sainte-Foy Basilica, view from the Bancarel belvedere (© JE)
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West gallery of the abbey cloister (© JE)
West gallery of the abbey cloister (© JE)
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Main street (© JE)
Main street (© JE)
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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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Habitations de Conques (© JE)
Habitations de Conques (© JE)
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Sculptures against an exterior wall of the abbey (© JE)
Sculptures against an exterior wall of the abbey (© JE)
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Monastery of Conques (© RC)
Monastery of Conques (© RC)
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Conques - Panorama from a Trail course (© RC)
Conques - Panorama from a Trail course (© RC)
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Tympan de Conques (© JT)
Tympan de Conques (© JT)
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Conques
Conques
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Stained glass window by Pierre Soulages (© GM)
Stained glass window by Pierre Soulages (© GM)
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Majesty of Saint Foy - Conques (© OT Conques)
Majesty of Saint Foy - Conques (© OT Conques)
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Conques, Mecca of Romanesque art (© GM OT Conques)
Conques, Mecca of Romanesque art (© GM OT Conques)
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Conques
Conques
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Conques, the Romanesque cloister
Conques, the Romanesque cloister
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Conques
Conques
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Conques
Conques
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Ruelle de Conques (© JE)
Ruelle de Conques (© JE)
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Panorama on Conques (© JE)
Panorama on Conques (© JE)
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Grand-Vabre - Church of Grand-Vabre
Grand-Vabre - Church of Grand-Vabre
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Grand-Vabre - Chapel of Monédiès
Grand-Vabre - Chapel of Monédiès
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Grand-Vabre - Church of La Vinzelle and its separate bell tower
Grand-Vabre - Church of La 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 hospital in Conques (© JE)
Former hospital in Conques (© JE)
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Former fountain in the garden of the abbey cloister (© JE)
Former fountain in the garden of the abbey cloister (© JE)
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Iron door (© JE)
Iron door (© JE)
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Exterior staircase with scalloped balusters (© JE)
Exterior staircase with scalloped balusters (© JE)
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Abbots' chapel (© JE)
Abbots' chapel (© JE)
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Chapel of the cemetery (© JE)
Chapel of the cemetery (© JE)
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Capital of the abbey church of Sainte-Foy (© JE)
Capital of the abbey church of Sainte-Foy (© JE)
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Capital of the abbey (© JE)
Capital of the abbey (© JE)
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Capital of the abbey (© JE)
Capital of the abbey (© JE)
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Capital of the abbey (© JE)
Capital of the abbey (© JE)
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Capital of the abbey (© JE)
Capital of the abbey (© JE)
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Capital of the abbey (© JE)
Capital of the abbey (© JE)
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Capital of the abbey (© JE)
Capital of the abbey (© JE)
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Capital of the gallery of the cloister (© JE)
Capital of the gallery of the cloister (© JE)
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Capital of the cloister gallery (© JE)
Capital of the cloister gallery (© JE)
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Capital of the cloister gallery (© JE)
Capital of the cloister gallery (© JE)
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Château d'Humières (© JE)
Château d'Humières (© JE)
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Château d'Humières (© JE)
Château d'Humières (© JE)
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Château d'Humières (© JE)
Château d'Humières (© JE)
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Lintel key, dated 1780 (© JE)
Lintel key, dated 1780 (© JE)
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Lintel key, dated 1896 (© JE)
Lintel key, dated 1896 (© JE)
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Lintel key, dated 1909 (© JE)
Lintel key, dated 1909 (© JE)
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Lintel key, dated 1852 (© JE)
Lintel key, dated 1852 (© JE)
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Conques, seen from the Bancarel belvedere (© JE)
Conques, seen from the Bancarel belvedere (© JE)
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Conques, seen from the Bancarel belvedere (© JE)
Conques, seen from the Bancarel belvedere (© JE)
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Croix du Bancarel (© JE)
Croix du Bancarel (© JE)
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Escutcheon, dated 1 634 (© JE)
Escutcheon, dated 1 634 (© JE)
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Escutcheon dated 1935 (© JE)
Escutcheon dated 1935 (© JE)
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Escutcheon, hammered, dated 1617 (© JE)
Escutcheon, hammered, dated 1617 (© JE)
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Façade of the Abbey Sainte-Foy (© JE)
Façade of the Abbey Sainte-Foy (© JE)
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Fontaine aux four bins (© JE)
Fontaine aux four bins (© JE)
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Fontaine du Plô (© JE)
Fontaine du Plô (© JE)
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Grain measurements and washing tub - Rue Jérôme Florens, former iron gate (© JE)
Grain measurements and washing tub - Rue Jérôme Florens, former iron gate (© JE)
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Interior view of the gallery of the cloister of the abbey (© JE)
Interior view of the gallery of the cloister of the abbey (© JE)
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Grid of the choir of the abbey (© JE)
Grid of the choir of the abbey (© JE)
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Houses on rue Bénazech (© JE)
Houses on rue Bénazech (© JE)
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History of Conques (© JE)
History of Conques (© JE)
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The abbey, view from the back (© JE)
The abbey, view from the back (© JE)
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The abbey, view of the cloister garden (© JE)
The abbey, view of the cloister garden (© JE)
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Archangel of the dome of the abbey of Conques (© JE)
Archangel of the dome of the abbey of Conques (© JE)
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Linteau, dated 1897 (© JE)
Linteau, dated 1897 (© JE)
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Mairie de Conques (© JE)
Mairie de Conques (© JE)
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Nave of the abbey church of Sainte-Foy (© JE)
Nave of the abbey church of Sainte-Foy (© JE)
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Organ of the abbey (© JE)
Organ of the abbey (© JE)
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Small fountain, at the bottom of the rue du château (© JE)
Small fountain, at the bottom of the rue du château (© JE)
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Rue du château (© JE)
Rue du château (© JE)
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Pietà of the abbey (© JE)
Pietà of the abbey (© JE)
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Porte de la Vinzelle (© JE)
Porte de la Vinzelle (© JE)
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Porte de La Vinzelle, view from the back (© JE)
Porte de La Vinzelle, view from the back (© JE)
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Altarpiece of the abbey church (© JE)
Altarpiece of the abbey church (© JE)
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Rue du convent (© JE)
Rue du convent (© JE)
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Rue Jérôme Florens and former Iron Gate (© JE)
Rue Jérôme Florens and former Iron Gate (© JE)
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Rue Henri Parayre (© JE)
Rue Henri Parayre (© JE)
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Statue, in the abbey (© JE)
Statue, in the abbey (© JE)
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Statue of Saint-Jacques, in the 'abbey (© JE)
Statue of Saint-Jacques, in the 'abbey (© JE)
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Statue, in the abbey (© JE)
Statue, in the abbey (© JE)
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Statues, in the abbey (© JE)
Statues, in the abbey (© JE)
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Tympanum of the Last Judgment (© JE)
Tympanum of the Last Judgment (© JE)
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Virgin to the child, Porte de La Vinzelle (© JE)
Virgin to the child, Porte de La Vinzelle (© JE)
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The town
The town
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The town
The town
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The town
The town
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The town
The town
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The town
The town
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The town
The town
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Weather

Tuesday 9 august
Min. 16°C - Max. 35°C
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Wednesday 10 august
Min. 17°C - Max. 36°C
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Thursday 11 august
Min. 18°C - Max. 36°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Botanical walk and plant workshop
Nature and the great outdoors15 € Clairvaux-d'Aveyron (19.2 km)
Discovery flight over lakes and mountains
Entertainment220 € to 269 € Aurillac (33 km)
Visit Benoit the artisan's cutlery workshop
Arts and CraftsFreeLaguiole (37 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Walking tour No.11 from Espeyrac
HikeIntermediate1h45Espeyrac (9.1 km)
Walking tour 13 from Espeyrac
HikeIntermediate2h10Espeyrac (9.1 km)
Walking tour 12 from Espeyrac
HikeIntermediate2h55Espeyrac (9.1 km)
Walking tour No.14 from Fel
HikeIntermediate2h05Le Fel (10.4 km)
Walking tour No.15 from Fel
HikeIntermediate3h20Le Fel (10.6 km)

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