NEWS

To know all about our key events, the news of the moments or future on our destination.

The Tourist Office of Conques IS OPen

everyday, from Monday to Sunday

from 9:30-12:30 anD 14:00-18:00 (September)

10:00-12:30 and 14:00-17:30 (October to March)

The Health Passeport is compulsory for the Treasure and Museum J-Fau,
for guided tours and for the Night tours of the church uppergallery.

The Treasure and the Museum J-Fau are open every day (same hours as above - the ticket booth closes 15 min. prior to closing time). The museum will be closed from mid-november to mid-february

Guided tours of the church and village are with a previous reservation (groups at 05 65 72 85 00).

The Night Show of Conques are every day during the high season until September (some evenings in October.)

email : contact@tourisme-conques.fr

05 65 72 85 00 (Office of Conques) - 05 65 71 13 18 (office of Marcillac)

FESTIVITIES OF SAINT-FOY

October 9 & 10, 2021

The festivities start on Saturday 9th of October, with activities organized by the Friars Community of Conques:

  • Pilgrimage from Snéergues to Conques (bring your pic-nic) at 12:00 noon
  • At 20:30, torchlight procession in the village (candles will be set by the residents along the path). A religious ceremony will close the procession.

The major procession with the golden reliquary-statue will be hel on Sunday 10th of October at 10:30am. 

  • A concert is programmed in the church at 15:30.

For more details related to the animations, contact the Abbey at 05 65 69 85 12 or click here

night show - Lights and Polychromy on the Tympanum

LOW SEASON PROGRAM

  • On October 9: Presentation of the tympanum at 6:30pm ; St-Foy festivities at 8:30pm (no visit of the uppergallery)
  • From October 11: Irregular days and hours. Weekly programming. Please call the Tousit Office at 05 65 72 85 00

HIGH SEASON PROGRAM

COVID measures apply (mask ; sanitary pass for the uppergallery visit)

  • 21:00: Presentation of the tympanum by friar Jean-Daniel (in French) or at 18:30 during the Summer Music Festival or other events
  • 21:30: Night tour of the upper-gallery of the church in music: Discovery of the Romanesque capitals, the glass windows by Pierre Soulages under the light and pipe-organ show (Fee: 6€, access for public older than 12 years old). Except during major concerts of the Summer Music Festival or other events
  • 22:15: Polychromy of the Tympanum - By night, the progressive revealing of the colours offer a revisited reading of the 12th century tympanum and its 124 sculpted figures. Composing the Last Judgment and depicting the celestial Court, the angels, the elected, the condemned and other devils come to life.

CONQUES GREAT SITE OF OCCITANIE

Following the experience of the « Great Sites in Midi-Pyrenees », the new region Occitanie unveiled the first list of touristic sites on the eve to become "Great Sites of Occitanie".
Conques belongs to the first round. To be admitted, the nominees must present a development strategy for their territory, while elaborating a transversal strategic project for 5 years, counting with the influence of this same territory, a guardian of stable activities and attractiveness.
The main objective of the process is to answer the travellers’ new concerns based on rich, unique and unusual experiences that give sense to their journey.