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Cloister of Moissac

High place of Romanesque art in France

1000 years of History

A pure masterpiece..

On foot, bike or barge a visit to the Saint-Pierre abbey, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site thanks to the Santiago de Compos-tela route, is not to be missed. Its doorway, adorned with a monumental tympanum representating the Apocalyspe of John, is one of the masterpieces of The twelfth century cloister, also classed as a World Heritage site, is an exceptionally powerful place of meditation and contemplation. Indeed, it is the first cloister to have kept its sculptures intact. Founded in the seventh century, the Abbey of Moissac is one of the most beautiful French architectural Romanesque Sculpture.


Did you know ?

Few people know it, but the abbey church of Saint-Pierre de Moissac is not only home to masterpieces from the Romanesque period. Indeed, one of the greatest artists of the 20th century has left us a work of exceptional finesse and beauty. Many thanks to you, Mr Marc Chagall!

“Destiny forces you to undertake certain kinds of work in life and I had to make stained glass windows. I had to enter the light of day.”Marc Chagall – 1969

Practical information

When to visit?

  • November to March: 1.30 – 5pm
  • April to June and October: 10am – 12pm and 2pm – 6pm
  • July to September: 10am – 7pm
  • Closed on 25 December and 1 January

To visit

  • Guided or self-guided tour of the abbey church and cloister: between 1 and 2 hours
  • Audio-guided tour of the tympanum and cloister: 45 min


  • Regular rate: €6.50
  • Reduced rate : 4.50 € (Pilgrims, unemployed, students, PRM, free groups of 10 or more)
  • Children from 7 to 12 years old: 1 €.
  • Family rate: €14