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Abbatiale Sainte-Foy de Conques

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

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Just stunning

Worth exploring different times of the day to see the effect that the windows make and the evening lights. Dont rush this place

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 December 2016
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Worth exploring different times of the day to see the effect that the windows make and the evening lights. Dont rush this place

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Nimes, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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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agia paraskevi
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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 3 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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