Santiago de Compostella Trail from Espalion to Conques

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Along the Lot and the Aveyron river

H39-2

Classical walk on the Santiago de Compostella trail

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Starting day: every day. Day distances: 12-20 km.

In between the Auvergne in the North, the Pyrenees in the South, the Ardeche in the East and the Dordogne in the West flows the Lot. This river has since long intrigued the pilgrims from all over the world to go to Santiago de Compostella.

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5 to 8 days, B & B+ all dinners, hotels with toilet, shower/bath in room.

On foot through the Middle Ages, as you follow the footsteps of the pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostella.

Via scenic villages alongside the Lot, such as Estaing and Entraygues, you'll end your pilgrimage in the centuries-old Conques.

Very divers walk, where you'll find the path of the river Lot alternated with densely forested hills and open landscapes on the plains.



 Conques
Conques is possibly one of the most famous small cities of Aveyron, well-known and frequently visited for its Abbey de Sainte-Foy.  Along the route of Saint James de Compostela, the pilgrim route to Spain, Conques' abbey contains the most incredible collection of Renaissance and medieval gold work in all of western Europe.  Some was created in the abbey's workshops as far back at the 9th century.  Among the treasures are gold-plated relics encrusted with gemstones and crystal.   A bejeweled statue of the Roman Emperor Caracalla is believed to be from the 5th century. 


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The abbey church is Romanesque dating from 1050 and under construction until 1135. The medieval sculptures adorning the church number some 250, one depicting the Last Judgment showing Christ in Heaven and the devil in Hell. 

The church cloister only has two remaining sections from the 12th century, but many of the carved capitals were preserved and can be found in the refectory and the Treasury II.

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For a start in le Puy en Velay surf to H39-1

For a walk from Conques to Rocamadour and Moissac surf to H39-3


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H39-2  stnd** Standard**
packages
Basic rate in € p.p. in double room sharing.
Bags transfer maps and written route instructions included
2020 B & B's Dinners Lunches Basic rate p.p.:
2p sharing room
Supplement
July-Aug.
p.p.
Supplement
single room
Solo
all-in
 5 days  4  4  0  € 445  € 0  € 118  € 668
 6 days  5  5  0  € 544  € 0  € 148  € 822
 7 days  6  6  0  € 639  € 0  € 181  € 960
 8 days  7  7  0  € 735  € 0  € 199  € 1087

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Extra nights B & B Dinner Lunch Rate p.p.  2 p sharing room Supplement
July-Aug.
p.p.
Supplement
single room
 
Espalion** Hotel de France  yes  yes  no  € 57 € 0 € 29  
Conques ** Auberge Saint Jacques  yes  yes  no  € 65 € 0 € 20  
Not included:   Lunches. Price of lunches (take away picknicks) : 8 - 12 EURO.

 Supplement for more than 1 bag per person    € 20  p.p.  per extra bag payable at the transporter.

Discount p.p. for groups and families
See terms and conditions of group discounts

Parties of  3 persons :   2 % p.p.
Parties of  4 persons :   3 % p.p.
Parties of  5 persons :   4 % p.p.
Parties of  6 persons :   5 % p.p.
Parties of  7 persons :   6 % p.p.
Parties of  8 persons :   7 % p.p.

 
 
packages stages prices

 Hotels H39-2 5 day
tour
6 day
tour
7 day
tour
8 day
tour
 Espalion **Hôtel de France 
 Day walk 13 km; 4 hr.

 day 1  day 1  day 1
  Estaing **Aux Armes d'Estaing(13 or 19 km);
 In 5 days tour, day of arrival in Estaing, you can make a 5 km
 round walk.
 day 1  day 2  day 2  day 2
 Entraygues ***  Lion d'Or (22 km or less; as much as you decide)
 day 2  day 3  day 3  day 3
 Entraygues ***  Lion d'Or  (17 km-6 hr or 11 km-4 hr  or rest-day.)

 day 4  day 4
 Bessoles ** La ferme de Bessoles (13 km)  day 3  day 4  day 5  day 5
 Conques **Auberge Saint Jacques(13 or 19 km) **
 Option: overnight in a Roulotte
 day 4  day 5  day 6  day 6
 Conques **Auberge Saint Jacques
 Day walk 21 km (8 hr) or 8 km (3 hr)
       day 7
 Leave after breakfast, end of the trip.
 With bus/taxi (not included and not possible on Sundays) back to 
 Espalion or toTrain station SNCF in Rodez
 day 5  day 6  day 7  day 8



Getting there:

1. Train schedules from Parisdirect to Rodez
 Summer schedule  from June 12


Paris● ● Gare d'Austerlitz Rodez
Arrival
Rodez
Leave ● ●
Espalion
Arrival
5 days walk
Start in Estaing
09:09 h 
(not on Sunday)
16:28 h bus at 16:30
or taxi 30 km: € 40
17:20 h Taxi
22:17 h
overnight
06:57 h  bus at 11:30 h
or taxi 30 km: € 40
12:20 h Taxi





2. Train schedules from Paris with TGVvia Toulouse to Rodez
 Summer schedule from June 12

Paris● ● Gare d'Austerlitz Toulouse
Arrival
Rodez
Leave ● ●
Espalion
Arrival
5 days walk
Start in Estaing
08:15 h 
14:40 h see box 3 see box 3 Taxi
10:11 h 
16:50 h see box 3 see box 3 Taxi
11:20 h
16:32 h  see box 3 see box 3 Taxi
12:10 h
18:44 h  see box 3 see box 3 Taxi


3. Train schedules from Toulouse
 Summer schedule  from June 12

Toulouse ● ● Albi ● ● Rodez
Arrival
Rodez
Leave ● ●
Espalion 5 days walk
Start in Estaing
07:20 h 
(not on Sunday)
08:10 09:30 h bus at 11:10 12:00 h Taxi
10:05 h
bike free
11:12 13:05 h  bus at 16:00 and 16:30 h
or taxi 30 km: € 40
17:20 Taxi
11:35 h 12:25 13:52 h bus at 16:00 and 16:30 h
or taxi 30 km: € 40
17:20 Taxi
14:28 h 15:18 16:49 h taxi 30 km: € 40 17:30 Taxi
17:19 h 18:10 19:23 h taxi 30 km: € 40 with taxi Taxi
18:00 h 19:00 19:23 h taxi 30 km: € 40 with taxi Taxi
19:32 h 20:22 21:52 h taxi 30 km: € 40 with taxi Taxi


To travel to Rodez from England you can fly Ryanair to Rodez.

To get in Espalion from Rodez you can take the bus at 12:30, 17:30 or at 18:30h. Not on Saturday, Sunday and holidays. (Bus  company Verdier, tel: 0562 189 494 and Bus SNCF. Costs:  €5,- .)

Return: Back to Rodez, Toulouse and Paris

Conques ● ● Rodez
Arrival
Rodez ● ● Leave Toulouse
Taxi   07:45 h 10:10 h
Taxi   09:03 h 11:05 h
08:15 h (bus) on some days only. Ask us when planning to book this walk. 09:30 h 10:10 h 13:31

To go back from Conques to Rodez and Espalion:
Conques - Rodez: (By bus company Tourisme Aveyron Cars)
08:15 AM leaving Conques. Arrival in Rodez 09:30 h AM. Costs  6  EUR. (on Tuesday also at 15:00 h leaving from Conques).

Train from Rodez  directly to Paris (not TGV): 11:50h arrival in Paris at 18:50 h.
 


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