Trésor de Conques
The treasury of Conques Abbey houses a major collection of church plate from the 9C to the 16C, the most comprehensive display in France. It includes a particularly remarkable reliquary statue of St Faith (10C), made of gold and silver-gilt plaiting on a wooden core. It has been adorned with jewels, cameos and antique intaglios. Also look out for the reliquary of Pepin (9C) - gold leaf embossed on a wooden core and inlaid with numerous precious stones. And that is only the beginning.
Address:Le Bourg, 12320 Conques-en-Rouergue
Phone:+33 5 65 72 82 99
Price:6.50 € (-17 years old 2 €) €
Apr-Sep: 9.30am-12.30pm, 2pm-6.30pm; rest of year: 10am-noon, 2pm-6pm - closed 1 Jan, 25 Dec