Chemin du Puy From Conques to Cahors in 1 Week
This section of Le Chemin du Puy from Conques, the Via Podiensis, takes pilgrims from the magical village of Conques to medieval Cahors; with the Lot River wrapped around the city’s historic centre.
Conques and Cahors are probably two of the most beautiful towns of the whole Le Puy Camino route and are great starting and ending points for your Camino journey. If you can, we recommend spending a little extra time in these two towns, soaking up the atmosphere, the culture and enjoying the delicious local food and wine on offer.
This is a wonderful stretch of Chemin du Puy from Conques, taking walkers along forest tracks, lush farmland, and rolling hills where you will enjoy magnificent views. This section can be a little challenging so it does require a certain level of fitness.
There is plenty of beautiful countryside views, history and culture for you to enjoy on this particular route.
In this section, pilgrims will cross the Causses du Quercy Natural Park. This is a park with unusual limestone canyons and cliffs, also interspersed with woodland areas. It is a true wonder of natural France and definitely makes your journey more special. Take some time here to enjoy the scenery!
On this section, you will also pass the 3,500-year-old dolmen of Pech Loglaire; as well as the oldest stone cross in the whole Le Chemin du Puy Camino Route. These sites make this a truly unique route for history and archaeology lovers.
The Camino in France is marked as a GR Route with red and white stripes; as well as the traditional scallop shell and yellow markings which you will see all over the Camino.
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