Senergues to Conques – 9.5K

This entry is part 19 of 38 in the series Part 1: Le Puy-en-Valey to Moissac

Accueil Abbaye Sainte Foy* (112€, dp for two nights)

To Conques (pronounced Conk), the most amazing place yet!!!  An enchanted little town nestled within a steep-walled gorge with a river far below.  The abbey is the focus of the town and it is magnificent… Romanesque, with Gothic finishing touches.  This is a tourist town.  We stay at the abbey in a big room filled with pilgrims.  I have the top bunk, Nick the bottom.  Seven double bunks in a room.  We are greeted by friendly, helpful volunteers.  We attend church services… mass at 11 AM, vespers at 6:30 PM, compline at 8:30 PM,  Dinner draws a full house and great company.  We haltingly try to communicate in some English and French with our tablemates.  The food is great!!!  Lentil salad, delicious quiche, lemon tart, and fromage.

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