Auberge Saint Jacques

Conques, Midi-Pyrénées, 12320, France | Hotel
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On the move:

A travel blog entry by pwhalen

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... time.
The Cathedral and various chapels are amazing, and so difficult to do justice to, with either words or pictures. On one side of the cathedral are beautiful stained glass windows depicting the series of visions by Bernadette, and on the other, various saints.

There was an incredible flood in June of 2013, with raging water to a meter or so below The Grotto. Bridges were washed out, mud and water into many of the church ...

Sunday village market

A travel blog entry by barry.mcdonald.

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The cold remains in place, so, after a leisurely beginning, we headed off south through the villages of St Cyprien-sur-Dourdou and Nauviale to Marcillac-Vallon where there was a Sunday market. The mists cleared as we drove the narrow road through these lush valleys. The villages are built in reddish mortared stone and are sleepy because it's Sunday. Bells ringing down the distance, I suppose the churches are full. An amazing old mill justified a stop.

The market ...

A day off has been declared

A travel blog entry by barry.mcdonald.

We realised that we are half way through this great adventure. Well within a day or so. The cold has taken possession of Jan, it's raining and it's cold. We are in a great house with Sally and Chris who mean "make yourself at home", old hippies know how to share. I'm cooking tonight la Aveyon (a local sausage, cabbage, mushrooms, carrots and aligot), the fire's going strong, Jan is reading/drowsing/snuffling in bed, there is a bath (something we've ...

Down but not conquered.

A travel blog entry by barry.mcdonald.

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... out in the main street ... is anyone there? When we did stop, lunch was over and finished.

This area seems that bit more remote, that bit more 'in the mountains', less pasture, more forest. There are established farms high on the hills to catch the sun with terraced market gardens. We drove back to Conques and bought fruit and stuff. We went up to the village and hunted for ...

Moving on to Conques

A travel blog entry by barry.mcdonald.

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... We came down a goat track of a path to our place. The fire was lit, the temperature had dropped and the grey clouds threatened.

Sally and Chris cooked a great meal for us of local produce beginning with chestnut soup, which was stunning, cassoulet and a big cheese platter. The two are talkative and the reason why we enjoy airbnb ...fun to meet our hosts and chat.

Our rooms are comfortable. This'll be ...

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