A mecca for culture lovers and one of the “Grands Sites de Midi-Pyrénées”, the village of Conques, major stop on the Chemin de Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle, holds an exceptional Romanesque heritage. The new stained glass windows in the abbey-church, the work of Pierre Soulages, respect the Romanesque austerity and its symbols and at the same time glorify it.
Its architectural heritage and its natural environment have enabled this Bastide du Rouergue to be classed amongst the "Plus Beaux Villages de France" (most beautiful villages in France), to boast the title of "Pays d'Art et d'Histoire" and to recently join the "Grands Sites Midi-Pyrénées" with Villefranche de Rouergue.
"Spectaculaire! Amazing! Wunderbar! Impressionnant! Splendide!"
Suspended between sky and earth, with its slender lines and appearance of a sailing boat, Millau viaduct makes you dream and meets with everyone’s approval. A human challenge, technological prowess, dimensions that take your breath away, perfect integration with the surrounding landscape: it strikes the perfect balance!