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.