Moissac sits on the north bank of the River Tarn which provides the perfect setting for the much venerated jazz festival in July and classical concerts in July and August.
To add to the attractiveness of this town are the orchards and vineyards which surround it.
Moissac also has its own marina which adds an extra special charm to the place.
With its cloister World Heritage, Moissac is one of the prides of the Tarn-et-Garonne. 30 km west of Montauban, this Mecca of Romanesque art in France is also a major fruit center. Great access to the River Tarn and the Canal des Deux Mers for boating enthusiasts. Moissac is also the starting point for walks along the Canal des Deux Mers, punctuated with locks and structures (see the impressive aqueduct dating back to 1847).
It enjoys an international reputation due to the abbey church of Saint-Pierre and its cloister, listed as World Heritage Site.
The local market (Saturday & Sunday) sells lots of locally grown fruit, vegetables and other produce. Clothing, house wares and other items are also sold in the market. The region specialises in fois gras & other foods originating from duck and goose. The indoor market sells an excellent selection of artisan-made meats, seafood dishes, bread, home-made paella or couscous, all are excellent.