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Moissac

Midi-Pyrénées
Tarn et Garonne
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The artist Toutain, represented in Moissac
Abbaye Saint-Pierre
Abbaye Saint-Pierre
Abbaye Saint-Pierre

National Heritage Romanesque cloister

On one of the ancient pilgrimage roads to Santiago de Compostella, the VIIth century romanesque cloister of Saint Peter's Abbey has 76 arches, each depicting the life of a different saint. While in the in the abbey, admire the polychrome sets. The south portal is a jewel of XIIth century architecture.

Then visit the center for Romanesque art where you 'll see iconographical documents on illumunation, medieval wall-painting and the use of colours in the middle-ages.

Visit the old abode restructured Margueritte Vidal Museum with its regional arts.

Going through the city , wander down the Rue Jean Moura, where workshops of craftsmen and artists will be pleased to show you their stained-glass, porcelain, lace, paintings etc

 

On the water banks

By feet or sailing, rendez-vous at the mooring station. On the canal lateral to the Garonne river 's banks, a small bridge will take you to the Tarn River and its watermill. In the past it use to be a important stop over for the transport of merchandise.

Take a stroll to the National Heritage Pont Cacor canal bridge, built in 1853 and passing over to the Tarn river walkto the pool along the canal's towpath in the shade of its huge plane trees.

Midi-Pyrenees principal fruits grower

Golden and sweet chasselas grapes have been a speciality of Moissac for 100 years.

The pulp translucent Chasselas grape is milky white, more or less golden, but not coppery.

Built in 1933 on the Tarn river banks is the pavillon de l'Uvarium where one can go on a Chasselas Doré based diet.

Useful adresses
Tourist Agency
Place Durand de Bredon
Tel.: 05 63 04 01 85
site : http://www.frenchcom.com/moissac
e-mail : office-moissac@wanadoo.fr
City-Hall
Place Roger Deltil
Tel.: 05 63 04 63 63

Waterways Banks
Mooring Base
M. Dussaux
Tel: 05 63 04 48 28
Uvarium
2 avenue de l'Uvarium
Tel.: 05 63 04 53 16

Leisure activities
Sailing, Wind-surfing
Tel.: 05 63 95 50 00

Life's pleasures
Farmers market
Every Saturday and Sunday mornings in the center of town , Place des Récollets. Fruits, vegetables, poultrys, flowers... and second hand goods.
Covered market : From tuesday to sunday

Abbaye Saint-Pierre
Abbaye Saint-Pierre
Abbaye Saint-Pierre
Abbaye Saint-Pierre
The Tarn in Moissac
Moissac to the Cacor bridge
Moissac to the Cacor bridge
The port of Moissac