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Abbatiale Sainte-Foy de Conques

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Address: Conques, France
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Seen with yet another ambiant light, stunning

Soulages work is really mesmerizing. This time seen with early morning light it is more subtle in entensity but add depth in the thickness of the glasswork. A pleasure

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Nimes, France
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Nimes, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Soulages work is really mesmerizing. This time seen with early morning light it is more subtle in entensity but add depth in the thickness of the glasswork. A pleasure

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Rieupeyroux, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This place is simply stunning, it is like going into a time machine and stepping back into another long lost world.

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Winding our way to Conques, along the twisting turning road, I hoped that this would be worth the journey. It was in spadefuls. Luckily we went in October so not too busy. Limited parking but we were able to park quite close to the village. A short walk from the road bought us into the square where Abbatiale Sainte-Foy de... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Well off the beaten track, but simply fantastic when you consider how old and how remote this abbey is. The museum on the side with the treasure of the abbey is small and the treausre itself could be better lit within the displays. However, this is just a fantastic history lesson. A must if you are in the area or... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We were blown away by the beauty and splendor of this abbey! We went to the evening mass with other multinational travelers along the route de St Jacques de Compostelle, then afterwards listened to the monk give the explanation about the Last Judgement in the tympan (sculpture above the portal - only in French?) and then the self-tour around the... More 

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Plain church but still empressive, solemn. Carving above the entrance are magnificent! We were treated to a practice session of the choir and organ! What an accoustics. Very much a working venue still in a must see village.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

In the marvellous Conques there is the abbey Ste Foy, that was built in the 8th centuty and later. It is a point from the route of the Santiago de Compostella.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We came early to avoid the crowds and returned at midday for the hymns. It is well worth a visit. Try to take in a religious element to see the Abbey as it was intended. The singing can be wonderful.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Worth a visit when in Conques but not one of the prettiest Abbeys in France. The stainglass windows which were apparently created by a famous artist did nothing for me being completely without colour. The inside of the abbey is also quite stark with little colour and few side chapels. There is no charge for the abbey but you will... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Well worth a visit to see the carved doorway, impressive columns and the treasury (charge). High on the cliff side, the cloisters and terrace give good views across the valley. Every evening there is a free organ recital, half an hour of sound and light which makes the most of the atmospheric setting.

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