Abbaye de Moissac

  

THE GEMS OF THE HERITAGe

Saint Martin’s church

One of the oldest churches in France

Leaving Moissac towards Valence d’Agen, stands the church of Saint Martin built in the 5th century on an abandoned 3rd century roman villa underneath which is  a well preserved « hypocauste », a heating system for gallo-roman baths. Its walls are decorated with outstanding murals.

L'église Saint-Martin à MoissacFresque église Saint Martin à Moissac

Visiting

Guided visits, Tuesdays from the 15th of July to mid-August
Adult tariff : 5 €
Children Tariff : 2 €, free for children under 6 years old.
Meeting in front of the Church : 10 minutes walk from the Abbey, towards Agen.

Saint Catherine’s church

Eglise baroque Sainte Catherine de MoissacL'église abbatiale - Moissac

Beginning of the 17th century, the Benedictines monks financed the creation of a middle school run by the Doctrinarian monks.  

The school was built from 1659 to 1660. The chapel dates from 1677. Following  the French revolution, the school became a tribunal from 1791 to 1795, and a school again in 1835 until 1967.

The chapel became the parish church of Saint Catherine, patron saint of sailors, in 1801. The church was partially classified Historic Monument in 1971.

The symmetric and sober outside contrasts with the baroque interior : the alternation of stone and brick offers the only decor. Instead, the interior surprises by its baroque decor, the center piece being the retable.

Information

Exceptionally guided visits  - consult the agenda