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Stages to Conque and recommendations for where to stay

Wardmaryt

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Plan to walk in. 2015
#1
Hi
We are three sisters in our fifties, starting from Le Puy on 17th September. All reasonably fit, but not having done much training and therefore want a slow start.

I've seen Camino Chris''s recommendations for the first few days and they look good.

1. LePuy to Montbonnet- 17.3 kilometers
2. Montbonnet to Monistral d 'Allier- 14.4
3. Monistral to Saugues- 12.6
4. Saugues to La Sauvage- 19.8
5. to Saint Alban- 13.5
6. to Lasbros- 21.4

Does anyone have recommendations for where to stay or places to stop after this. We hope to get to Conque in about 11 days.

Thanks
Mary
: )



1. LePuy to Montbonnet- 17.3 kilometers
2. Montbonnet to Monistral d 'Allier- 14.4
3. Monistral to Saugues- 12.6
4. Saugues to La Sauvage- 19.8
5. to Saint Alban- 13.5
6. to Lasbros- 21.4
 

falcon269

no commercial interests
Camino(s) past & future
yes
#2
We found that all the accommodations were quite satisfactory, so just pick one wherever you plan to stop. Tourist offices are very helpful, as is Miam Miam Dodo, but you must adjust to their hours. The French reserve ahead, so you may want to do so as well. Your host will call for you if your French is limited. The phone call saves you the time and effort of wandering around when you hit town. I have found that the demipension can lead to gastronomic delights! It will cost about 33-35E per night (bed, dinner, and breakfast). You can shorten the first day by stopping in Saint Christophe sur Dolaison. There was a farm gite nearby in Tallode, but it is not showing up on Google Maps anymore. St. Privat d'Allier also is a nice stopping point, though it is close to Montbonnet. Bon chemin.
 

Lleslie

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2013)
Camino Via Podiensis (2018)
#3
We did the same to La Sauvage then
La Sauvage to Bigose 22.6km
Bigose to Finieyrols 22.4km
Finieyrols to Saint Chely d'Aubrac 26.5km - a very long day for us, we would have preferred to stop 7.5k before this at Aubrac but couldn't get accommodation due to the Transhumance festival.
Saint Chely to Saint Come d'Olt 16.3km
Saint Come to Estaing 20.3km
Estaing to Senergues 22.5km
Senergues to Conque 10km.
I have just finished my blog from our camino in May /June this year if you want to check out where we stayed. Walking500more.wordpress.com
Bon chemin!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy (2016,2017)
#4
Are you looking for bed and breakfast or the more basic pilgrim accommodation? I did Nasbinals to Conques 2 years ago. We always had double rooms, never dormitories. I can't look up all the places we stayed from where I am now but will later if you are interested.
However...the convent at Saint Come d'Olt was memorable, although there are other places to stay in the village. And when you get to Conques I would really recommend the Abbaye, although I couldn't pre-book from the UK without arranging a French friend to write a cheque on a French bank account and send it for me!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015); Camino Norte/Primitivo (2016); Camino Frances (2017); Le Puy (June 2018)
#5
7. Nasbinals
8. Saint Cheley d'Aubrac
9. Espalion
10. Golinhac (Took a taxi from here to Conques the next morning as it was raining cats and dogs! Loved getting to beautiful Conque early morning to enjoy a full day here without it being a zero day out of our schedule.)
11. Conques- (We stayed in the wonderful Abbey and had no reservation. Even had a private room for we 3 gals, but it was just luck or camino magic! I recommend reserving ahead, but they do keep 10 beds open for walkins. Since we had arrived early, we were quite a bit ahead in the queue.)

You will love this route, but will def get your exercise in each day...up, down, up, down! :)
 

Kitsambler

Jakobsweg Junkie
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy 2010-11, Prague 2012, Nuremberg 2013, Einsiedeln 2015, Geneva 2017-18
#6
gite domaine de senos in Senergue was one of my favorite stays; makes a half-day to Conques the next day.
 

owms2323

Credential question
Camino(s) past & future
Camino de Frances (2014) Camino Frances (2016) Camino Finisterre/Muxia (2017)
#7
Are you looking for bed and breakfast or the more basic pilgrim accommodation? I did Nasbinals to Conques 2 years ago. We always had double rooms, never dormitories. I can't look up all the places we stayed from where I am now but will later if you are interested.
However...the convent at Saint Come d'Olt was memorable, although there are other places to stay in the village. And when you get to Conques I would really recommend the Abbaye, although I couldn't pre-book from the UK without arranging a French friend to write a cheque on a French bank account and send it for me!
I would love a list of where you stayed. Interested in a double room also.
 

Lleslie

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2013)
Camino Via Podiensis (2018)
#8
Yes, that's where we stayed in Senergue:) very nice with great food. We had our own room and ensuite. Also had our own room (twin beds) at gite Saint Christophe in Estaing, very new renovation in the old town, le Rose del Aubrac in Finieyrols, La Sauvage and at Chambre d'hotes L'etape in Saugues. We were in 3-bed rooms in Monbonnet at gite L'escole, and in gite Saint Andre in Saint Chely, all great stays. We were able to book and pay the €6 (!) deposit for the Conques Abbaye by paypal, details on their website, from Australia. This was the only place that we stayed that a deposit/payment was required in advance.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy (2016,2017)
#9
OK here goes.
Nasbinals: Hotel La Route d'Argent. E55.50 per person, half board. basic hotel, breakfast included cheese and meat, robust country cooking, gruff but friendly family welcome.
St Chely d'Aubrac: Gite St Andre. E 38 per person half board. Lovely bed and breakfast. Everyone (8 guests perhaps) ate together. Delicious filling food. Modern and comfortable decor.
St Come d'Olt: the Couvent de Malet. Basic beef stew for dinner, all eat together and served self-service. Still a convent, in a different wing. This was a lovely experience.
Estaing: Chambre d'hotes Lou Bellut, Mme Monique Simon - lovely location, dead centre. Very nice welcome by lady who also runs the gift shop. Tiny and personal. E 50 bed and breakfast for us both.
Espeyrac: Hotel de la Vallee. Not recommended, but I don't think there is much alternative! Basic hotel, we had half board. Don't have a record of the cost.
Conques: the Abbaye. Wonderful.
 
Camino(s) past & future
camino frances(2006) camino del norte(2010)camino portugues(2015)camino via de la plata(2017)
#10
We did the same to La Sauvage then
La Sauvage to Bigose 22.6km
Bigose to Finieyrols 22.4km
Finieyrols to Saint Chely d'Aubrac 26.5km - a very long day for us, we would have preferred to stop 7.5k before this at Aubrac but couldn't get accommodation due to the Transhumance festival.
Saint Chely to Saint Come d'Olt 16.3km
Saint Come to Estaing 20.3km
Estaing to Senergues 22.5km
Senergues to Conque 10km.
I have just finished my blog from our camino in May /June this year if you want to check out where we stayed. Walking500more.wordpress.com
Bon chemin!
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Camino(s) past & future
camino frances(2006) camino del norte(2010)camino portugues(2015)camino via de la plata(2017)
#11
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Lleslie

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2013)
Camino Via Podiensis (2018)
#12
Oh, sorry, the address is correct. I'm not sure what's wrong. I just typed it in and it worked.
Linda
 

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