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Short URL
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Names
Abbatiale Sainte-Foy Abbaye de Sainte-Foy Abbaye de Ste-Foy Conques Abbey
Address
Conques, Midi-Pyrénées
Location
Conques  locality
Aveyron  county
France  country
Europe  continent
Main date(s)
c. 1030-1120
Coordinates
44.599242° N, 2.398131° E
Opening hours
Church: open daily
Treasury museum: Apr-Sep: daily 9:30-12:30, 2-6:30; Oct-Mar: daily 9:30-12:30, 2-6
Admission
Church: free Treasury museum: €5.50
Phone
0820 820 803 (Conques tourist office)

Description of Conques Abbey

The Abbey Church of St. Foy stands at the center of Conques village. The medieval edifice dominates the skyline, but harmoniously so: its great pointed towers are echoed in the roofs of the medieval houses that huddle around it. The fortress-like west facade overlooks a small cobbled square beside the tourist office and pilgrims' fountain, surrounded by terraced gardens. It is possible to walk around the north side of the church, following a narrow path with cliffs rising on the left, and modest remains of the medieval cloister can be explored on the south side.

Holly Hayes
July 16, 2011

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