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“A very special place”

Abbaye Saint Pierre
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Moissac
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

The Abbey and cloisters are truly breath taking. The Abbey itself is simply magnificent. We were lucky enough to arrive in time to hear the local convent of nuns chanting in the evening. The combination of their voices in harmony resonating around the Abbey is a sublime moment, which we will remember for a long time. The craftsmanship in the carving, the window by Chagall and the serenity of the cloisters are beautiful. It is one of the great sites to visit in the Midi Pyrenees, and somewhere to ponder a little bit longer, perhaps just to enjoy the real beauty of the place.

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Reviewed October 6, 2012

This abbey and its church is one of the purest and most beautiful examples of Romanesque architecture and sculpture. The cloister is exquisite. The tympanum of the church holds a sculpture remarkable for its execution and iconography. The state of preservation of the abbey and church is nothing short of a miracle, considering its heyday was in the 12th century, and it has had varied fortunes since, the most recent insult being a railroad built through what had been the abbey refectory. Moissac is an easy day-trip from Toulouse by train, and even easier by car while traveling in this region. You will never think of Romanesque art in the same way after seeing Moissac!

Thank Tarquinvi
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

I understand that the Saint-Pierre Abbey and its cloisters are World Heritage Sites. Not at all surprising because they are truly beautiful. However... I was not helped in my understanding and appreciation of this part of the Wold's heritage by the lack of information in anything but French. I don't expect the world to speak English and I do try hard to remember my schoolgirl French but it would have helped at such an important site to have a leaflet or audio guide in English. In fact I was not even offered a guide leaflet in French when I bought my entry ticket but went back to get one when I saw some other people had them. That grumble apart, the Abbey and Cloisters are wonderful and should not be missed. They are on a pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostella and the faith of generations of visitors is evident in the quiet surroundings. Each of the capitals on the pillars of the cloisters is different and many tell storied from the Bible.
Another great thing to do in Moissac is walking or cycling along the Garonne canal that links the Atlantic Ocean with the Canal du Midi and then on to the Mediterranean.

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Reviewed September 18, 2012

A very pleasant place to visit but apart from the Abbey and it's remarkable cloisters there is not much else to see or do, apart from have a coffee and enjoy the ambience! Having said that the Cloisters alone are worth the trip. Sit peacefully and enjoy......There is a tranquility here, but then I did visit out of season. With the hordes it might have been a different story. Plenty of background historical info available. A splendid site indeed......

Thank leminier
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

Worth going, unusual painted interior, possibly a Marc Chagall window in an adjoining chapel, lovely cloister.

Thank NDCGlobetrotter
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