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The Chapel of Le Foy (near Conques)

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Camino Frances, Le Puy to Conques, Via Francigena
Having seen the formal and ecclesiastical side of Conques and the reliquary of her patron saint, we were interested in visiting St. Foy’s chapel out in the woods. And so, to St. Foy’s chapel. We walked back to the hotel, crossed the Pont du Romaine (Pilgrims’ Bridge) also a UNESCO classified site and followed the GR65.
We walked up the steep track on the forested hill side near Conques to reach the Chapel of Le Foy. Sainte Foy (means Faith) is the patron saint of prisoners, and she is the one who restores eyesight. There is a small spring near the chapel, the water of which is said to cure tired eyes. We lingered in the chapel enjoying its friendly spirit for about half an hour. As we left the chapel I pulled the cord which rang the bell in the tower signifying that other pilgrims had visited St. Foy’s chapel. We followed the steep narrow path down the hill and returned for a fortifying meal at the hotel.
More about St. Foy, the Black Madonna and Rocamadour on our website at http://www.goodwalkingbooks.com/le_puy_conques.html
 
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