Saturday 7 June 2008


Never posted. Bought 2006.
Conques. L'Abbatiale de Sainte-Foy
The nave
Seven chapels opening on the the ambulatory give a pyramidal look to the exterior
View from the village
Details of exterior carving.
Conques is listed as one of the "Plus Beaux Villages de France". We came across it entirely by accident on our way south. The Abbey of Sainte Foy is a Unesco World heritage site because it was one of the stops on the route to Santiago de Compostela. In spite of all this, I had never heard of this gem of a place before. It seems to be every bit as worth visiting as Rocamadour or Mont St Michel, but much less well-known.

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