Abbatiale Sainte-Foy de Conques, Conques

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If you take the "Chemin de Saint Jacques de Compostela" route, you're welcome to stop at Abbatiale Sainte-Foy de Conques, also called Conques Abbey, for lodging, spiritual guidance, seminars, or simply to appreciate the medieval construction. Pilgrims were originally drawn to the remains of St. Foy--a martyred young woman from the 4th century. Accomodations are available for up to 95 people in 20 rooms and four dormitories. Make reservations in advance. Plan to visit Abbatiale Sainte-Foy de Conques and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Conques attractions using our Conques itinerary website .
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  • Housed in the Abbey, in all simplicity, many pilgrims but a perfect management no waiting. In the evening do not miss the guided tour of the Abbey with the illuminated and colorful tympanum.
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  • Magnificent Romanesque style Abbey built in the 11th of stripped but elevated appearance for the time. There is serenity and time travel. The annexes are also worth a peek...
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  • We went to visit the small village of Conques, the Abbey is an integral part of this village is therefore unavoidable.
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  • The Abbey Church of Conques was a popular stop for pilgrims traveling the Way of Saint James to Santiago de Compostela, in what is now Spain. The main draw for medieval pilgrims at Conques were the remains of St. Foy, a young woman martyred during the fourth century.
  • The abbey is a wonderful piece of architecture with radiating chapels. It is a pilgrimage church with very liitle ornamentation except the Last Judgement tympanum above the western door, which is a masterpiece of medieval art, depicting Christ presiding over the judgement of souls.
  • This was an excellent visit, we were shown round the abbey and cloisters by our extremely informative guide. The Abbey building itself was spectacular and located in a wonderful setting, another of the beau villages of France. We also got to see the treasures (relics) many of which have are invaluable theological value, as well as very high monetary value. An excellent visit, recommended.
  • This beautiful abbaye sits in a medieval city with much to see. Old climbing streets with medieval style houses. Many restaurants and souvenir shops. This is on the way of the Santiago Christian pilgrimage.
  • Beautiful Romanesque church whose titular saint is (according to medieval stories a about her) a slightly irritable teenage girl with a penchant for gifts of jewelry who has been reported to spurn devotes who brought unsuitable gifts. This church is remarkably preserved and exhibits many architectural features in their 12th century form.
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