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See Romanesque art and sculpture from the prolific 11th and 12th centuries at L'Abbaye St-Pierre. The railroad has divided the southern and northern parts of the abbey since the 19th century, but you can still tour the cloister and its chapels, the church, and the abbot's living quarters. As you explore the church, admire the "trumeau," which supports the tympanum. This outstanding example of Romanesque sculpture features a statue of the Prophet Jeremiah. The church still holds mass, as it is an active worship site and part of the Routes of Santiago de Compostela. Download the 27-minute audio guide from the website or rent one at the welcome desk. Our Moissac trip generator makes visiting L'Abbaye St-Pierre and other Moissac attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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Ce lieu est tout simplement magnifique. Le bâtiment nous plonge dans les grandes heures du moyen âge et le pèlerin pourra y faire une halte reposante pour les pieds et l'esprit more »This place is just beautiful. The building plunges us into the heyday of middle age and the Pilgrim can do a relaxing stop for the feet and the mindView original
beau cloître mais la visite est tout de même un peu chère même si l'office de tourisme propose pour les enfants des jeux éducatifs sur le site more »beautiful cloister but the visit is still a bit expensive even if the tourist office offers for children educational games on the siteView original
Monuments chargés d'histoire et lieu de culte empli de sérénité . l'église (visite gratuite) mérite le détour. Le prix de la visite du cloître est un peu élevé à mon avis mais c'est vrai qu'on partici... more »Loaded monuments of history and place of worship filled with serenity. the Church (free visit) worth a visit. The price of the tour of the cloister is a bit high in my opinion, but it's true that we participate in the maintenance of a beautiful building.View original
Historic, beautiful, inexpensive.
Joao Cesar Escossia
The cloister of Moissac Abbey Church in southwest France is one of the finest galleries of Romanesque art in the world and the oldest and largest cloister with narrative capitals. Completed in 1100 AD, it contains 76 capitals plus 12 large pillar reliefs in a large cloister measuring 31 meters by 27 meters. Moissac's capitals are beautifully carved and in surprisingly good condition for their venerable age, except that virtually all the faces have sadly been smashed. Dramatically shaped like upside-down pyramids, the distinctive capitals of Moissac are carved over their entire surface, including the abacus (flat part at the top). Many of them have Latin inscriptions explaining the scene. Subjects of the sculptures include delicate foliage, animal and human figures, biblical scenes and legends of the saints, all combined in an apparently random order that forms no narrative. Of the 76 total capitals, 46 depict narrative scenes from the Bible or the lives of the saints and 11 of those illustrate the Old Testament. Interestingly, none of the sculptures depict scenes from the Passion. Below is a fully illustrated guide to the subjects of each capital and pillar in the Moissac cloister, using the modern numbering system found in the official visitor's guide and, e.g., the Blue Guide to Southwest France. The numbers correspond to the plan of the cloister at right, which is from the visitor's guide. Capital Roman numerals refer to pillar reliefs.
Mathieu onoptchenkoVery pretty Abbey adjacent to the cloister. The eardrum is just beautiful! Visit really.View original
Florence SUARD-DARGERYVisit if you go there. Not to mention the channel of the South spanning the Tarn!View original
Christophe GressinSuperb Abbey, well kept and very well maintainedView original
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