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Conques tourism and travel guide

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Visit Conques: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Best known for its abbey and a s a pilgrimage destination, the beautiful village of Conques is a highlight of any visit to Aveyron

Conques is situated in the Aveyron department and Occitanie region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Conques. For detailed visitor information see the Conques travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Conques include "most beautiful village".

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Don du Fel at 11 km and Mourjou at 12 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Conques, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Conques in Occitanie.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 6 km (direction north-north-east), in the Cantal department

On the banks of the Lot river the small...

See Vieillevie guide
Le Don du Fel

Le Don du Fel

at 11 km (direction east-north-east)

Le Don du Fel is an impressive exhibition of artworks and...

See Le Don du Fel guide


at 12 km (direction north-west), in the Cantal department

Mourjou is historically a very important chestnut producing region...

See Mourjou guide


at 15 km (direction east-north-east)

The medieval bridges and half-timbered houses are among the highlights in...

See Entraygues guide
Chateau de Bournazel

Chateau de Bournazel

Castle at 17 km (direction south-west)

The Chateau de Bournazel is a charming chateau in the...

See Chateau de Bournazel guide


at 20 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cantal department

In Maurs you can see the Abbey Church of Saint-Cesaire...

See Maurs guide


at 21 km (direction north-north-west), in the Cantal department

The fortified village of Marcoles dates from the 10th century and...

See Marcoles guide


Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction east)

This pretty village in the Aubrac region has several...

See Estaing guide


at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

Peyrusse-le-Roc is most unusual in having the small village to explore,...

See Peyrusse-le-Roc guide


Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction south-south-west)

The lovely riverside setting, the steep cobbled streets and...

See Belcastel guide


Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction west), in the Lot department

Capdenac-le-Haut, another of the 'beautiful villages of France' is quite...

See Capdenac guide


at 28 km (direction west), in the Lot department

The market town of Figeac has many interesting historic...

See Figeac guide


at 30 km (direction east)

In the town of Espalion there is a lovely...

See Espalion guide


at 31 km (direction south-east)

In Rodez you can explore the historic town around the...

See Rodez guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Aveyron

Map of places to visit near Conques


Markets in and near Conques

  • Firmi: market Saturday (9km)
  • Decazeville: market Tuesday & Friday (12km)
  • Cransac: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (12km)
  • Aubin: market Wednesday & Friday (14km)
  • Entraygues: market Tuesday & Wednesday - seasonal market only (14km)
  • Entraygues: market Friday & (14km)
  • Maurs: market Thursday (20km)
  • Figeac: market Saturday (29km)
  • Espalion: market Friday (30km)
  • Rodez: market Wednesday & Saturday (31km)

More information about Conques, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Conques, France

What to do at Conques? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Conques.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Assier Chateau (42km)
  • Chateau Montal (51km)
  • Castelnau-Bretenoux Chateau (56km)
  • Beaulieu en Rouergue Abbey (61km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin d'Eden du château du Colombier (20km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Tindoul de la Vayssière (23km)
  • Trou de Bozouls (29km)
  • Gorges de l'Aveyron (51km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Conques is in the southern-centre of France at 31 kilometres from Rodez, the department capital (general information: Conques is 473 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Conques

Canton: Conques

Arrondissement: Rodez

Department: Aveyron

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 12320

Distance to Conques

from Rodez (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 473 km

from Calais: 707 km

from Nice: 401 km

from Bordeaux: 236 km

from Strasbourg: 603 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Conques from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Grand-Vabre, Noailhac, Saint-Cyprien-sur-Dourdou and Vieillevie.

This page in French: Visiter Conques

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