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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Tarn-et-Garonne

Moissac - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Tarn-et-Garonne

Greedy of life, gourmet discoveries: Moissac waiting for your next vacation.

In the Tarn-et-Garonne, this small town is in an epicurean landscape where orchards and vineyards AOC Chasselas grapes dominate. Moissac step on the road to Compostela, is also a hotbed of Romanesque art in France.

Moissac grew between the sunny hillsides blooming vines and shady banks of the Tarn. The river crossing a bridge inaugurated by Napoleon III, is conducive to water sports. Its banks are a pleasant place to stroll.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude44.1048520 (N 44° 6’ 17”)
Longitude1.0846800 (E 1° 5’ 5”)
AltitudeFrom 59m to 199m
Surface area85.95 km²
Population12929 inhabitants
Density150 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMontauban (31 km, 34 min)
Insee code82112
IntercommunalityCC Terres des Confluences
TerritoriesMidi-Pyrénées, Quercy

Nearest cities & towns

Boudou7.2 km (11 min)
Castelsarrasin8.7 km (13 min)
Saint-Nicolas-de-la-Grave9.1 km (12 min)
Lizac10.3 km (17 min)
Les Barthes10.7 km (18 min)
Malause11.3 km (14 min)
Montesquieu11.9 km (15 min)
Labastide-du-Temple12.2 km (17 min)
Durfort-Lacapelette12.8 km (15 min)
Saint-Aignan13 km (17 min)
Merles13.3 km (19 min)
Castelmayran13.6 km (18 min)
Saint-Paul-d'Espis14.6 km (17 min)
Pommevic14.6 km (17 min)
Castelferrus14.7 km (19 min)

Things to see and do

The sweetness of life of Moissac is coupled with a historical dimension: that of a city at the crossroads of major roads, pedestrian and river.

Moissac welcomes the Garonne Canal, extension of the Canal du Midi to Bordeaux. Open to boating, it crosses the Tarn through the canal bridge: a remarkable work to discover during a walk on the Véloroute 2 Seas.

Moissac is also a major step on the paths of Compostela since the Middle Ages, and its reputation continues today with strength. It is in the power of its abbey Saint-Pierre, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, that it takes its source.

The portal of the abbey church, built between the eleventh and fifteenth century, is decorated with a monumental tympanum (mid-twelfth century) which represents the Last Judgment. The latter is one of the masterpieces of Romanesque sculpture. The abbey is also distinguished by its cloister. Dedicated in the year 1100, it is unique in the world by its state of preservation and its stylistic perfection. Savoring its beauty, its serenity, its galleries adorned with 76 carved capitals is pure gluttony, for the eye and for the spirit.

Finally take the time to taste a bunch of AOC Chasselas grapes. This white grape of exquisite finesse is part of the history of Moissac since the early eighteenth century. In France, it was the first fresh fruit to obtain, in 1971, a Denomination of Controlled Origin (AOC). Its translucent grains are filled with an abundant juice of delicious freshness. Each of its clusters is picked and chiselled by hand, with a know-how passed down from generation to generation that producers will be pleased to help you discover.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Performance halls

Events and festivities

Late June: Festival of the Voice.


Saint-Pierre abbey church - Night view
Saint-Pierre abbey church - Night view
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Cacor canal bridge
Cacor canal bridge
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UVarium kiosk
UVarium kiosk
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Cloister of Saint-Pierre abbey in Moissac
Cloister of Saint-Pierre abbey in Moissac
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Saint-Martin church
Saint-Martin church
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Espis - 12th century church
Espis - 12th century church
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Espis - 12th century church
Espis - 12th century church
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Espis - 12th century church
Espis - 12th century church
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Sunday 20 june
Min. 17°C - Max. 25°C
Monday 21 june
Min. 15°C - Max. 25°C
Tuesday 22 june
Min. 15°C - Max. 24°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Great Sites Midi-Pyrenees Toulouse 50 minutes to 1 hour Cahors, Condom 1 hour, Cordes-sur-Ciel at 1:30.

The Most Beautiful Villages of France: Auvillar 20 minutes Lauzerte 30 minutes.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Walk at La Colline aux Chevaux
Nature and the great outdoors25 € to 40 € Coutures (17 km)
Truffle patch tour and truffle-hunting with a dog
Local flavours5 € to 10 € Montcuq-en-Quercy-Blanc (24 km)
Discover truffle-farming
Local flavours24 € to 94 € Montcuq-en-Quercy-Blanc (24 km)
Ayurvedic massage in Les Bories
Well-being60 € to 170 € Barguelonne-en-Quercy (33 km)
Visit a truffle-grower and beekeeper
Local flavours8 € Tournon-d'Agenais (33 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Moissac, the Stone and the Art: a rich and varied inheritance / Accessible to the people with reduced mobility
HikeEasy20 minMoissac
Moissac, the Stone and the Art: a rich and varied inheritance
HikeEasy20 minMoissac
Moissac, to the happiness of the walkers
HikeEasy45 minMoissac
The hills of Boudou
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate1h50Moissac
Moissac, over the water...


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