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View to the medieval village Conques which lies sheltered in the Ouche valley. It's listed as a world culture heritage by UNESCO. It's an important stopover on the Saint-Jaques-Pilgrimage trail.

 

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Main road with view to the Ste Foy Abbey.

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Typical half-timbered houses with stone covered roofs. It seems that the time has stopped in older times in the village.

 

 

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View from the main road to the mighty towers of the Ste Foy Abbey.

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The beautiful old houses climb the slopes for there isn't much place around the village.

 

 

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View to a part of the chain of houses which form mussel like the church place in front of the western facade of Ste Foy.

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View to the mussel like church place in front of the western facade, which has given the name to the village (concha=mussel-shell).

 

 

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View to the mountains which surround Conques.

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Beautiful flowers in Conques.

 

 

 

 

 

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View to a further part of the chain of houses which form mussel like the church place.

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View to a part of the cloister and the roman church Ste Foy, which had been constructed in the 10th to 11th century and had been one of the most important religious buildings in the Middle Ages in Southern France.

 

 

 

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View to the western facade of Ste Foy with the arched lintel above the entrance. Below the lintel you see the Last Judgement made in stucco.

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View from the main road to the half-timbered houses in front of Ste Foy.

 

 

 

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Narrow street beside Ste Foy. In the house which is in the frontside on the left side you find the museum, where you find under bullet-proof glass the most important preserved treasure of the french Middle Ages: the statue of the saintly Fides, which is decorated with gold and precious stones.

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View from the court of the monastery.

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