Hotel Folquier (69€)
A very steep hike down to the river and then an even steeper hike straight up for 3 kilometers takes us out of Conques. Then lots of up and down road walking in the hot, hot noon and afternoon. It is so much harder to hike in the heat. We arrive in Descazeville at 3:00 PM, totally POOPED!!! The hotel is not open when we finally find it, so we hang out, eat our lunch, and read and nap in the lobby. We think this day is a holiday. Compensation: a great dinner at a little Thai Restaurant down the street. We realize that we should have taken a shortcut bypassing this dreary coal mining town, which would have saved us a lot of down and up.