Conques, a medieval town in the Midi-Pyrénées region
Conques, a small village of 300 habitants in Aveyron, is situated at the confluence of the rivers Dourdou and Ouche, and forms a shell-like settlement. It is said that this is how the village got its name, "conque" being the French for "conch".
Discover this authentic medieval village for yourself, and enjoy strolling through the little streets as you admire the exceptional Middle Age architectural heritage, which has been miraculously preserved. Take a journey back in time and space in this thousand-year-old village situated at the heart of one of the most beautiful natural sites in the department. In summer, visitors can even enjoy a 45-minute guided visit of the village.