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.
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.