The Cloister, The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and his Eardrum


Moissac Abbey is world-renowned for its cloister and monumental capitals, true masterpieces of Romanesque art. As a stopover on the Pilgrim's Way to Santiago de Compostela, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Moissac is known worldwide for its prestigious Abbey Saint Pierre whose capitals of the cloister and the tympanum of the Abbey church are on the UNESCO World Heritage list due to the Santiago de Compostela pilgrim route. The Abbey is home to many remarkable sculptures, including a spectacular Entombment. Sneak into the cloister and take your time to discover 76 exceptional capitals, which make this monument the oldest historiated cloister in the world: scenes from the three times of the Church (Old Testament, New Testament and life of the first martyrs) are represented on the 4 faces of the capitalsCloister (paying access): July to September: 10 am-7pm April to June and October: 10 am to 12 pm / 2 pm to 6 pm November to March: 1.30 pm to 5 pm Closed: January 1st and December 25th Guided tour every day at 2.30 pm - additional hours in season and subject to availability of guides Animals are not allowed inside the cloister (except guide dogs). We inform you that we no longer sell entry tickets 20 minutes before closing time. Abbey church (free access) 7 am - 7 pm every day except during funerals and services: Weekdays: 8.30 am: Laudes - 6.00 pm: Vespers (6.30 pm in summer) Saturday: 9 am and 6.30 pmSunday: 11 am and 5.30 pm Pilgrims, you cannot leave your bag inside the Abbey. The Maison des Pèlerins at 70m provides lockers from May to the end of September. Lockers are also available outside the cloister, on Place Durand de Bredons (ask for the keys at the reception of the cloister). Click HERE to take a virtual tour of the cloister

dsio.detail.accessibilite : Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs.
WC + grab handle + adequate space to move

Spoken languages : Italian, German, English, Spanish, French


From 01/01 to 31/03, daily between 1.30 pm and 5 pm.

From 01/06 to 30/09/2024, daily between 9 am and 7 pm.

From 01/10 to 31/10/2024, daily between 9 am and 6 pm.

From 01/11 to 31/12, daily between 1.30 pm and 5 pm.

Prices & payment

Reduced price: 5 €
Adult: 7 €
Video-guide supplement: 2 €.

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Equipement & services

  • Parking nearby
  • Toilets
  • Pets welcome
  • Educational visits
  • Shop
  • Guided tours
  • Temporary exhibition
  • Entertainment evenings
  • Activity
  • Children's entertainment
  • Concert
  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Guided individual tours available permanently
  • Unguided group tours on request
  • Guided group tours on request


The Cloister, The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and his Eardrum
6 Place Durand de Bredon
  82200 Moissac

Route & access

05 63 04 01 85