Moissac: Abbaye Saint Pierre

The abbey cloister is a veritable museum of Romanesque carving

The cloister of the abbey Saint Pierre in Moissac, about an hour north of Toulouse, is a Romanesque gem. Given its location off the usual tourist paths, I imagine Moissac doesn’t get a high volume of visitors, which would be a shame. In fact, I had the place to myself for quite a while, until I encountered a woman from the Netherlands who had stopped in to rest while walking the ancient pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostella in Spain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inside the bell tower; I’ve never looked better in a photo