The Tourist Office welcomes you in Moissac, on the UNESCO World Heritage list due to the Santiago de Compostela pilgrim route.
Our team will stamp your pilgrim passport
The GR65 In Moissac
Make your stay in Moissac memorable, we offer to capture the moment taking a picture that we will send to you.
Stops Moissac, Boudou and Durfort Lacapelette
The way ro Santiago de Compostela is years old but only on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1998. This year is its 20 years’anniversary. It is an opportunity to focus on these men and women : their motivation and project and also on the tangible cultural heritage strewn along the path.
The routes to Santiago cross 10 regions, 37 depatments and 95 towns ; it is a total of over 71 buildings, 7 section of trails and over 25 000 hikers a year.
The way to Santiago de Compostela crosses le Tarn-et-Garonne and the villages and towns of Sainte-Juliette, Lauzerte, Durfort-Lacapelette, Moissac, Boudou, Malause, Pommevic Espalais, Auvillar and Bardigues. The variant takes you along the canal on the green cycle path.
Moissac is on the Via Podensis which starts at the Puy en Velay the most travelled path to Santiago de Compostela. To the north, 24 km away, is Lauzerte to the west, 21 km away, is Auvillar. Moissac is a major milestone through its heritage, its train station and its facilities.
The ways to Santiago de Compostela : First Cultural Route and UNESCO World Heritage
Assigning distinctions allows us to emphasise the importance and value of rich and varied heritage of the the Ways of St.James.
At a European level the Council of Europe named the “Camino” as a pre-eminent cultural itinerary in 1987.
In 1998 71 sites in 13 French regions and 7 sections of the GR65 (the “Camino”) were registered on the UNESCO list of world heritage sites, including Moissac for its tympanum and cloister.
In 2010 there were more than 80 Jacobean Associations and an increasing participation by the Communes, Departments and Regions.
The way of St James in practice.
Traditionally the ‘créanciale’ (a church document) or the ‘crédential’ (a document distributed by the associations) serves to authenticate the walker’s or pilgrim’s progress. Pilgrims have their crédential stamped after each stage. They are also useful for gaining entry to certain gites and for obtaining discounts. Crédentials can be bought at the Tourist Office but if you already have one we will be happy to stamp it for you and take your photograph beneath the great cedar in the cloister and mail it to you as a souvenir of your time in Moissac.
There is a special "Welcome" for pilgrims in the Abbey, where pilgrims can obtain a reduced tarif on presentation of their crédential.
All practical information can be found here:
To mark the 20th anniversary of the UNESCO registration, you can find the dates of all associated event on: www.cheminscompostelle-patrimoinemondial.fr