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Compostela - Conques to Cahors - Stage 3 Auvergne

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Compostela - Conques to Cahors - Stage 3

Classic walk following in the footsteps of pilgrims

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Compostela - Conques to Cahors - Stage 3

A moderate walk from the ancient town of Conques, via country tracks to discover woods, forests, watermills and burial grounds and finishing in Cahors.

What's Included

  • 6 days walking
  • 7 nights half board
  • Luggage transfers between hotels

Starting Days

You can choose to begin this holiday on any day of the week.

Itinerary & Hotels

  • 1

    Arrival Conques day 1

    Summary

    A visit to the Basilica is a must today. Dating back to 1050, its stonework is quite exquisite and its treasury houses some extraordinary relics.

    Hotel
    • Traditional dining room
    • Double bedroom

    Hotel Auberge St JacquesConques

    In the heart of the medieval village of Conques, the two star Logis de France Auberge St-Jacques welcomes you to a peaceful and comfortable spot, across from the abbey church of Sainte-Foy. Here you will enjoy the gastronomic delights of Aveyron cuisine. There is a lot to see here including the beautiful Romanesque abbey church of Sainte-Foyand, the European Centre of Medieval Art and Culture, plus musical activities and concerts.

     

    Facilities

    • All rooms with en suite bathrooms
    • Telephone
    • TV
    • Small lounge
    • Bar  
    • Good location

    Board

    Cuisine

    Sample menu

    Compotée de Lapereau et confiture de Betterave

    Crème d’oignons, espuma au jambon de l’Aveyron

    Filet de Plie, purée de Panais et crème d’ail

    Sauté de canard aux épices,Châtaignes et Aligot ” Maison ”

    Financier amandes, glace au lait entier et compotée Granny Smith

    Riz au lait vanillé, abricots confits au miel

  • 2

    Conques to Decazeville day 2

    Summary

    Stunning views as you climb out of Conques. The entire route of the pilgrimage is marked by scallop shells and many pilgrims carry a scallop shell with them.

    Hotel
    • Simple dining room
    • Hotel exterior
    • Simple double bedroom
    • Dining room

    Hotel MalpelDacazeville

    The 2 star Hotel Malpel is just a short distance from the GR65 - a perfect location when walking the Compostela trail. This is a modern hotel offering comfortable accommodation in the heart of the small village of Decazeville.

    Facilities

    • En suite bathrooms with either shower or bath
    • TV
    • Free WiFi

    Board

    Cuisine

    The restaurant offers authentic and hearty fare, featuring traditional dishes and making the most of excellent local produce. Discover the wonderful flavours of the region including the famous Aligot d'Aubrac, a rich and filling cheese and potato speciality. There is also a comprehensive wine list.

    12 mi
    (19 km)

  • 3

    Decazeville to Livinhac-le-Haut day 3

    Summary

    A climb today of nearly 600m and then a steep descent of 200m into the hamlet of Livinhac-le-haut.

    14 mi
    (23 km)

  • 4

    Livinhac-le-Haut to Figeac day 4

    Summary

    The route today will pass through Montredon, Guirande, La Cypière, Saint-Felix and Saint-Jean-Miravel before reaching the town of Figeac.

    Hotel
    • Hotel exterior

    Hotel de l’EuropeFigeac

    On the pilgrims' route to Santiago de Compostela, this 18th-century former coaching inn has been converted into a comfortable hotel. It is perfectly located near the heart of the medieval city of Figeac, ideal for exploring the historic city. You'll find a warm welcome here.

    Facilities

    • A swimming pool with a quiet terrace
    • Internet access (free)
    • A pleasant bar
    • Restaurant offering local cuisine
    • Air-conditioning
    • Private bathroom
    • Television with cable channels
    • Private telephone line

    Board

    Cuisine

    Meals can be taken at the hotel's partner restaurant, La Table de Marinette, whose menu includes hearty traditional fare from the Midi-Pyrénées region. 

    Sample menu

    Entree
    Mise en bouche

    Plat
    Terrine de lentilles au foie gras de Canard
    ou
    Feuilleté de Ris d'Agneau au safran du Quercy
    ou
    Côte de veau sous croûte de thyme
    ou 
    Cuisse de Canard confite
    ou 
    Bavette de l'Aubrac sauce Roquefort

    Dessert
    Croustillant aux noix

    16 mi
    (26 km)

  • 5

    Figeac to Gréalou day 5

    Summary

    After departing Figeac, discover the Aiguille du Cingle, a stone obelisque dating from the XIII century.

    13 mi
    (21 km)

  • 6

    Gréalou to Carjac day 6

    Summary

    Continue west across flat countryside hiding narrow stream-cut valleys with isolated watermills and fortified farmhouses. Then join the Carni Ferrat, a long, straight, pre-Roman path. Time to disover Carjac and its gothic church and castle.

    Hotel
    • Lounge area
    • Outside pool area with sun loungers

    Hotel la SegaliereCajarc

    In the small town of Cajarc beside the River Lot, la Segalière is surrounded by spacious grounds incorporating a swimming pool. The dining-room, lounges, bar and terraces are contemporary in style.
     

    Facilities

    • Rooms with balcony and air-conditioning
    • En suite bathrooms
    • Lovely swimming pool

    Board

    Cuisine

    Excellent and varied menu drawn from the high quality local produce.

    9 mi
    (14 km)

  • 7

    Carjac to Limogne en Quercy day 7

    Summary

    Climb out of Carjac onto an undulating, stony landscape of holm oaks and juniper. Pass a number of megalithic burial chambers and many ancient stone crosses.

    Hotel
    • Hotel exterior with foliage

    Chambres d’hôtes - Bastide de VidelLimogne en Quercy

    Small friendly chambre d'hôte in the centre of the pretty, bustling village of Limogne en Quercy - famous for its truffle markets.

    Facilities

    • Warm welcome - chambre d'hôte opens at 4pm for arrivals
    • Comfortable rooms
    • Dinner is taken in nearby restaurant
    • Good breakfast

    Board

    Cuisine

    Dinner is taken at the nearby Vieux Quercy restaurant which offers a good selection of local dishes.

    11 mi
    (18 km)

  • 8

    Limogne en Quercy to Labenque day 8

    Summary

    Continue west across flat countryside hiding narrow stream-cut valleys with isolated watermills and fortified farm houses. Then join the Carni Ferrat, a long straight pre-Roman path.

    Hotel
    • Hotel exterior with foliage
    • Traditional dining room

    Le Mas d’AliceLa Burgade

    This delightful table d'hôte has been converted from an old farm and is set in woodland abundant with truffle oaks and a pretty flower garden. You are assured of a warm welcome and a pleasant peaceful stay.

    Facilities

    • Relax by the pool
    • Enjoy the wooded garden
    • Bath or shower room with separate wc
    • Peaceful and relaxing location

    Board

    Cuisine

    Breakfast and dinner is served in the family dining room or in the shade of the wooded gardens. The menu is created from local produce sourced from the market in historic Cahors.

    14 mi
    (23 km)

  • 9

    Labenque to Cahors day 9

    Summary

    Walk along stony tracks reaching the fertile fields around Cahors, encircled by a natural moat created by the River Lot. The 14th century Valentré bridge is unique, spanning the Lot on six arches rising from diamond shaped pontoons.

    Hotel
    • Modern twin bedroom
    • Hotel exterior with swimming pool
    • Gourmet food

    Hotel Restaurant La ChartreuseCahors

    Ideally located on the banks of the River Lot, less than 5 minutes walk from the city centre, this delightful 3-star hotel, with a swimming pool, will ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay.  The hotel has 50 recently refurbished, en suite rooms and you can savour traditional specialities served in their restaurant or on a beautiful shaded terrace.

    Facilities

    • Comfortable rooms
    • En suite bathrooms
    • Hairdryer
    • Air-conditioning 
    • TV
    • Free WiFi
    • Large swimming pool 

    Board

    Cuisine

    Savour traditional specialities cooked by the excellent chef, accompanied by rich Cahors wines, in the spacious restaurant with its beautiful shaded terrace overlooking the River Lot. The menu offers a combination of traditional Quercy dishes and renowned French recipes. Local specialities on the menu might include pan-fried foie gras with a delicate raspberry sauce or perhaps a fillet of fresh red mullet. In the warmer months, it is possible to eat out on the shady riverside terrace.

    12 mi
    (19 km)

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