The Abbatial Palace

Religious heritage in the Tarn et Garonne

The origins of the abbatial Palace, the hostellerie Sainte Foix was a prestigious hotel, intended for the reception of guests passing through in Moissac: Pope Urban II and his retinue stayed in 1063, during the dedication of the altar Saint Sauveur in the Abbey Church.

From the 14th century, the building is assigned to several functions to meet the needs of the time: infirmary for the sick, instead of home of the Priors of passage, and Palace of residence of the Father Abbot.

Redesigned 17TH and eighteenth centuries, it has a beautiful grand staircase to access the top level.

Medieval garden front of the abbatial this square vegetable, flower, and cultivated medicinal plants.

In the chapel Tower, detail of fresco of the 13th century, recently restored, is one of the most beautiful settings of the Midi-Pyrénées region. As for the House, it houses temporary exhibitions.

Le palais Abbatial


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