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Moissac

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

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

MunicipalityMoissac
Postcode82200
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 (19.3 mi, 34 min)
Insee code82112
IntercommunalityCC Terres des Confluences
DepartmentTarn-et-Garonne
TerritoryMidi-Pyrénées, Quercy
RegionOccitanie

Nearest cities & towns

Boudou4.5 mi (11 min)
Castelsarrasin5.4 mi (13 min)
Saint-Nicolas-de-la-Grave5.7 mi (12 min)
Lizac6.4 mi (17 min)
Les Barthes6.6 mi (18 min)
Malause7 mi (14 min)
Montesquieu7.4 mi (15 min)
Labastide-du-Temple7.6 mi (17 min)
Durfort-Lacapelette8 mi (15 min)
Saint-Aignan8.1 mi (17 min)
Merles8.3 mi (19 min)
Castelmayran8.5 mi (18 min)
Saint-Paul-d'Espis9.1 mi (17 min)
Pommevic9.1 mi (17 min)
Castelferrus9.1 mi (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
Monuments
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

Late June: Festival of the Voice.

Photos

Abbey church of Saint-Pierre - Night View
Abbey church of Saint-Pierre - Night View
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Canal Bridge Cacor
Canal Bridge Cacor
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Kiosk Uvarium
Kiosk Uvarium
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Cloister of the Abbey of Saint-Pierre Moissac
Cloister of the Abbey of Saint-Pierre Moissac
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St. Martin
St. Martin
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Weather

Tuesday 19 february
Min. 4°C - Max. 13°C
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Wednesday 20 february
Min. 3°C - Max. 18°C
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Thursday 21 february
Min. 2°C - Max. 19°C
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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
Ayurvedic massage in Les Bories
Well-being60 € to 170 € Bagat-en-Quercy (20 mi)
Visit a truffle-grower and beekeeper
Local flavours6 € Tournon-d'Agenais (21 mi)
Canoe, kayak, bicycle, all-terrain or mountain bike hire
Nature and the great outdoors5 € to 36 € Montayral (27 mi)
Barge ride in the Lot Valley
Entertainment7 € to 16 € Puy-l'Évêque (28 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Tescounet Circuit
HikeEasy2h30La Salvetat-Belmontet (24 mi)
From the Hauts d'Albas
HikeIntermediate3h45Albas (26 mi)
Around the fortified town of Montcabrier
HikeEasy1h30Montcabrier (30 mi)
Village of Arcambal along the Lot
HikeEasy1h00Arcambal (32 mi)
Saint-Cirq-Lapopie - Bouziès
Car itineraryEasy5h00Arcambal (32 mi)

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