Le village et l'abbayeLe village et l'abbaye
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Marcilhac sur Célé

At the foot of the cliffs

Marcilhac-sur-Célé looks tiny beside the towering limestone cliffs !

In the heart of the Célé valley, this village is organized around its abbey whose Romanesque church has preserved an austere beauty.
Marcilhac-sur-Célé breathes tranquility.

On the Santiago Pilgrim Ways

Marcilhac-sur-Célé is on one of the Santiago de Compostela Ways (variant 651 of the GR65). This village is very peaceful and enjoys the cool freshness of the banks of the Célé.

Proud of its rich abbey

Its rich abbey, contemporary with Conques (late 11th century), and completed towards the end of the 12th century, had Rocamadour in its possession for a long while, at a time when the pilgrimage had not really developed.
Created by monks from Moissac in the 9th century, right from the start it welcomed pilgrims on the way to Santiago. From the cluster of buildings remain some Romanesque ruins, the Gothic reconstruction and especially the lovely Chapter Room and its sculptures.