Conques is a 300 inhabitant village, located in Aveyron (12), not far from Rodez (Midi-Pyrenees region). Nestled in a preserved natural environment, Conques ranks among the “most beautiful French villages”. You can easlily find a lovely stone property for sale in the Aveyron near Conques. Conques is worlwide known for its Roman architecture and medieval silversmith’s art, but mostly for its location on the Way of St James of Compostela.
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You can come to Conques by train, with the TGV from Paris to Toulouse and then catch a local train to the close stations of St Christophe, Rodez or Viviez-Decazeville.
The nearest international airport is Rodez-Marcillac airport, 40 mins from Conques.
There is a lot to discover in Conques, as the village had a rich cultural heritage. You can visit the Roman church, the Ste Foy abbey galleries, but also the cloister. In the streets there are numerous elements of the Roman architecture such as the 15th century Humieres castle, fountains (Fontaine de Mounede, fontaine du Foumouze), rich houses, porches (the Porte du Barry, Porte de la Vinzelle), bridges, chapels, etc.
As Conques is surrounded by nature, there are lots of sports and open-air activities to enjoy like hiking on the hills, but also mountain biking, canoeing and fishing on the Tarn River. The vilage has a swimming pool, tennis courts and petanque fields.
Every summer, in July and August, a night market gives rhythm to your stay in Conques.
Food and drinks
With the local ewe milk we make the worldwide famous Roquefort cheese, but also the Perail, Tome and Recuite, wich are also cheeses. We find it as well in local pastries such as the Flaune. Discover also meat specialities and local Tarn wines.
Hotel Sainte-Foy Tel: 05 65 69 84 03
Auberge Saint-Jacques Tel: 05 65 72 86 36
Our team of sale advisers at Sextant Properties will be happy to help you find a property in Aveyron. We have a large network of French estate agents near Conques. All of them are registered French estate agents and speak fluent English. Whatever the kind of property you are looking for, we will do our best to find a property matching your requirements. Do not hesitate to contact us to find out more about our selection of properties for sale in Conques.