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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
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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 (25 mi, 44 min)
Insee code12076
IntercommunalityCC Conques-Marcillac
DepartmentAveyron
TerritoryMassif Central, Midi-Pyrénées
RegionOccitanie

Nearest cities & towns

Sénergues6.8 mi (18 min)
Nauviale7 mi (13 min)
Saint-Parthem8.3 mi (17 min)
Vieillevie9 mi (18 min)
Espeyrac9.1 mi (22 min)
Pruines10.2 mi (23 min)
Almont-les-Junies10.6 mi (25 min)
Saint-Félix-de-Lunel11.2 mi (27 min)
Marcillac-Vallon11.3 mi (21 min)
Cassaniouze11.6 mi (26 min)
Firmi12.4 mi (25 min)
Mouret12.6 mi (25 min)
Auzits12.7 mi (27 min)
Saint-Christophe-Vallon13.4 mi (25 min)
Flagnac13.6 mi (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

Sainte-Foy basilica, view of the Bancarel belvedere (© J.E)
Sainte-Foy basilica, view of the Bancarel belvedere (© 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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Castle Street (© J.E)
Castle Street (© J.E)
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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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Houses of Conques (© J.E)
Houses of Conques (© J.E)
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Sculptures against an exterior wall of the abbey church (© J.E)
Sculptures against an exterior wall of the abbey church (© J.E)
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Monastery of Conques (© RC)
Monastery of Conques (© RC)
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Conques on the road to Compostela (© RC)
Conques on the road to Compostela (© RC)
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Tympanum of Conques (© JT)
Tympanum of Conques (© JT)
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Conques
Conques
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Stained glass by Pierre Soulages (© GM)
Stained glass 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, high place of Romanesque art (© GM OT Conques)
Conques, high place 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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Lane of Conques (© J.E)
Lane of Conques (© J.E)
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Panorama on Conques (© J.E)
Panorama on 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 of Monedies
Grand Vabre - Chapel of Monedies
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Grand-Vabre - Church of Vinzelle and its separate bell tower
Grand-Vabre - Church of Vinzelle and its separate bell tower
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Noailhac - Saint-Roch Chapel
Noailhac - Saint-Roch Chapel
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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 - Saffron market in Aveyron on July 14th
Saint-Cyprien-sur-Dourdou - Saffron market in Aveyron on July 14th
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Former convent in Conques (© J.E)
Former convent in Conques (© J.E)
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Former fountain of the garden of the cloister of the abbey (© J.E)
Former fountain of the garden of the cloister of the abbey (© J.E)
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Iron gate (© J.E)
Iron gate (© J.E)
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Exterior staircase with scalloped balusters (© J.E)
Exterior staircase with scalloped balusters (© J.E)
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Chapel of the abbots (© J.E)
Chapel of the abbots (© J.E)
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Cemetery Chapel (© J.E)
Cemetery Chapel (© J.E)
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Capital of Sainte-Foy abbey church (© J.E)
Capital of Sainte-Foy abbey church (© 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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Castle of Humières (© J.E)
Castle of Humières (© J.E)
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Castle of Humières (© J.E)
Castle of Humières (© J.E)
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Castle of Humières (© J.E)
Castle of Humières (© J.E)
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Lintel spanner, dated 1780 (© J.E)
Lintel spanner, dated 1780 (© J.E)
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Lintel Key, dated 1896 (© J.E)
Lintel Key, dated 1896 (© J.E)
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Key lintel, dated 1909 (© J.E)
Key lintel, dated 1909 (© J.E)
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Lintel Key, dated 1852 (© J.E)
Lintel Key, dated 1852 (© J.E)
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Conques, seen from the Belvedere du Bancarel (© J.E)
Conques, seen from the Belvedere du Bancarel (© J.E)
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Conques, seen from the Belvedere du Bancarel (© J.E)
Conques, seen from the Belvedere du Bancarel (© J.E)
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Cross of Bancarel (© J.E)
Cross of Bancarel (© J.E)
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Patch, dated 1634 (© J.E)
Patch, dated 1634 (© J.E)
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Patch dated 1935 (© J.E)
Patch 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 Sainte-Foy abbey (© J.E)
Facade of the Sainte-Foy abbey (© J.E)
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Fountain with four bins (© J.E)
Fountain with four bins (© J.E)
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Plo Fountain (© J.E)
Plo Fountain (© J.E)
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Fontaine-lavoir, monobloc, rue Gérôme Florens (© J.E)
Fontaine-lavoir, monobloc, rue Gérôme Florens (© J.E)
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Interior view of the cloister gallery of the abbey church (© J.E)
Interior view of the cloister gallery of the abbey church (© J.E)
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Grid of the choir of the abbey church (© J.E)
Grid of the choir of the abbey church (© J.E)
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Houses on Bénazech Street (© J.E)
Houses on Bénazech Street (© J.E)
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History of Conques (© J.E)
History of Conques (© J.E)
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The abbey, seen from behind (© J.E)
The abbey, seen from behind (© J.E)
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The abbey, seen from the cloister garden (© J.E)
The abbey, seen from the cloister garden (© J.E)
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Angel carved on a wall of the abbey (© J.E)
Angel carved on a wall of the abbey (© J.E)
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Lintel, dated 1897 (© J.E)
Lintel, dated 1897 (© J.E)
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Conques town hall (© J.E)
Conques town hall (© J.E)
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Nave of the Sainte-Foy abbey (© J.E)
Nave of the Sainte-Foy abbey (© 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 bottom of the castle street (© J.E)
Small fountain, at the bottom of the castle street (© J.E)
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Castle Street (© J.E)
Castle Street (© J.E)
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Pietà of the abbey church (© J.E)
Pietà of the abbey church (© J.E)
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Gate of Vinzelle (© J.E)
Gate of Vinzelle (© J.E)
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Door Humières, seen from outside the ancient city (© J.E)
Door Humières, seen from outside the ancient city (© J.E)
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Altarpiece of the abbey (© J.E)
Altarpiece of the abbey (© J.E)
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Rue Emile Roudié (© J.E)
Rue Emile Roudié (© J.E)
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Rue Gérôme Florens and former iron gate (© J.E)
Rue Gérôme Florens and former iron gate (© J.E)
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Henri Parayre Street (© J.E)
Henri Parayre Street (© J.E)
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Statue, in the abbey (© J.E)
Statue, in the abbey (© J.E)
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Statue of St. James, in the abbey (© J.E)
Statue of St. James, 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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Virgin and Child - Porte Humières (© J.E)
Virgin and Child - Porte Humières (© J.E)
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A stained glass window of the abbey church (© J.E)
A stained glass window of the abbey church (© J.E)
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Weather

Thursday 20 february
Min. -1°C - Max. 14°C
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Friday 21 february
Min. 2°C - Max. 13°C
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Saturday 22 february
Min. -1°C - Max. 16°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit to Calmont d'Olt Castle
Culture and education4 € to 9 € Espalion (18.4 mi)
Visit Benoit the artisan's cutlery workshop
Arts and CraftsFreeLaguiole (23 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Medieval city of Montsalvy
HikeEasy20 minMontsalvy (9 mi)
Medieval city of Maurs the Pretty
HikeEasy20 minMaurs (12.4 mi)
Medieval city of Marcolès
HikeIntermediate20 minMarcolès (12.8 mi)
Around Malepeyre
HikeEasy1h30Capdenac-Gare (15.6 mi)
Pressoir needle
HikeEasy2h00Figeac (17.9 mi)

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