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    Trip Discovering Historic Legacy of Moissac and Montauban

    Trip Discovering Historic Legacy of Moissac and Montauban
    Starts from

    Toulouse

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Activities

    15

    Duration

    13 hours

    Length

    68 mi

    Guide details

    Starts from

    Toulouse

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Duration

    13 hours

    Length

    68 mi

    History and CultureArts and Creativity
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    Created By:

    Anantika Chaudhary

    Anantika Chaudhary

    Travel Expert

    Highlights

    • Explore Abbaye Saint Pierre.
    • Pont-Canal Du Cacor is a must visit.
    • Cherish in the ambiance of Retro Museum.
    There are plenty of lots you could explore and visit on your trip to Moissac and Montauban. Make sure you've got an extra bit of storage in all your photo capturing equipment because there's a lot you'd want to keep as a longing memory for this day's trip! Also, if you're not a big fan of crowded places and want to enjoy your trip with just an intimate group of people, then this is the perfect trip for you. Both these cities can be covered in one day. They're quite near to each other and only an hour's drive away from Toulouse. Both of them are quite small, with a good combination of history and culture.

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    There are plenty of lots you could explore and visit on your trip to Moissac and Montauban. Make sure you've got an extra bit of storage in all your photo capturing equipment because there's a lot you'd want to keep as a longing memory for this day's trip! Also, if you're not a big fan of crowded places and want to enjoy your trip with just an intimate group of people, then this is the perfect trip for you. Both these cities can be covered in one day. They're quite near to each other and only an hour's drive away from Toulouse. Both of them are quite small, with a good combination of history and culture.
    Anantika Chaudhary

    Anantika Chaudhary

    Travel Expert

    • Explore Abbaye Saint Pierre.
    • Pont-Canal Du Cacor is a must visit.
    • Cherish in the ambiance of Retro Museum.

    Day Itinerary

    15 Activities
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    Day 1

    68 mi2 mi

    Be a Part of Absolute Beauty, Culture, and Art

    Starting an enriching journey is always full of excitement. With no doubts, this road trip from Toulouse to the mountains of Mossaic and Mountauban is going to cherish this excitement even more. Also, the scenery is really breathtaking especially on a clear sunny day to make this trip a wonderful experience for you. Get your bags packed to witness amazing beauty and be a part of rich culture.
    L’Île de Labreille
    08:3030 min

    L’Île de Labreille

    Island
    Open Details
    Start your morning with a little bit of nature, stroll for a while in the shade of Labreille island, which is washed by the Garonne river. Numerous birds can be found here, just listen to the beautiful nature sounds.
    13.9 mi30 min
    Abbaye de Belleperche
    09:3015 min

    Abbaye de Belleperche

    Monastery
    Open Details
    On your way to Moissac, make a quick stop at this old and peculiar church. The views are incredible, don't forget to use your camera.
    10.3 mi20 min
    Pont-Canal du Cacor – Viewpoint
    10:3030 min

    Pont-Canal du Cacor – Viewpoint

    Bridge
    Open Details
    Soon after finishing with your breakfast, take a trip to Pont Canal where you'll be able to witness the Pont-canal bridge and a canal that runs underwater. You can have a peaceful walk on these bridges and enjoy the calmness of nature. The engineering work behind the construction of this bridge makes it quite unique in its own way.
    It has a good number of trees and plants that surround it and these make the place even more beautiful. The canal that runs underwater is also quite breathtaking with lots of fish to be seen along with clear waters to take a glimpse at. You can capture some really amazing shots here because there are no crowds to disturb you.
    1.7 mi10 min
    11:105 min

    Car Park

    Parking
    Open Details
    Park your car here to explore the major attraction of Moissac and have lunch.
    0.2 mi5 min
    Abbey of Saint-Pierre
    11:301 hr

    Abbey of Saint-Pierre

    Monastery
    Open Details
    After sensing the beauty of nature you can move towards Abbaye Saint Pierre just a little away from the Pont Canal. This is a Historical monument and is worth exploring. It's one of the most visited monuments in this region.
    The museum in this place has got a good collection of antiques and artifacts from the ancient Roman era. It also has a collection of old coins, religious books, seals, etc. These can be really good for history lovers and are a good addition to your memory. Also, you can enjoy the place's best view from the rooftop of the building.
    0.1 mi5 min
    Le Saint-Pierre
    12:351 hr

    Le Saint-Pierre

    French Restaurant
    Open Details
    Stop for lunch at the central restaurant in Moissac near the abbey. You're definitely going to find here something to your liking, as the venue provides a variable menu, as well as locally sourced products.
    0.2 mi5 min
    13:405 min

    Car Park

    Parking
    Open Details
    Pick up your vehicle to continue the journey.
    19.5 mi40 min
    14:305 min

    Car Park

    Parking
    Open Details
    Park your car at Boulevard Alsace Lorraine, it just a few minutes walk from the Toys Museum you're about to visit.
    0.1 mi5 min
    Toy Museum of Montauban
    14:451 hr

    Toy Museum of Montauban

    Museum
    Open Details
    After arriving at Montauban you should firstly head towards Musee Des Jouets where you'll surely have an amazing time. It's a very interesting place with more than 1000 toys of different ages. This can be considered a retro museum with a mixture of modern and older toys. Here you'll be able to witness the evolution of toys and the way they were made before. You can spend hours here walking around the museum because it has got a lot to offer and has been well maintained over the years. Especially for kids, this place is a wonderful experience worth spending your time with.
    0.6 mi15 min
    Place Nationale
    16:0015 min

    Place Nationale

    Landmark
    Open Details
    Spend some time exploring Montauban on foot. First stop at the National square, which is one of the oldest witnesses of Montauban's history. Many centuries ago it was the major commercial venue in the city, now it is a touristy place with lots of cafés surrounding the square.
    0.2 mi5 min
    Saint-Jacques de Montauban
    16:2030 min

    Saint-Jacques de Montauban

    Church
    Open Details
    Saint Jacques de Montauban is one of the oldest buildings in the city. It has got different kinds of antiques and artworks which are really fascinating. It has a good collection of ornaments and artworks which are very well maintained with proper lighting and framing work. You'll surely love this place for its richness of culture and history.
    0.2 mi5 min
    Pont Vieux
    16:5530 min

    Pont Vieux

    Bridge
    Open Details
    This is a place you'd sure want to keep a lifelong memory about, and it is none other than the Pont Vieux, which is a bridge that stands on the canal. This place has got a good number of boats and is a favourite among the tourists.
    Your eyes will get dazzled watching the sunset in this place, and it's a perfect spot to enjoy nature. You can also go for a walk on the bridge and have some fun here. It's a great place for fun activities, and a good number of people also come here to explore the beauty of nature and the calmness it's got to offer at certain times.
    After admiring the bridge, stroll slowly back to the parking, continuing to enjoy Montauban.
    0.8 mi20 min
    17:455 min

    Car Park

    Parking
    Open Details
    Pick up your car, there is one more place to visit, and a dinner scheduled for today.
    2.4 mi10 min
    Port Canal
    18:001 hr

    Port Canal

    Park
    Open Details
    As you steadily keep up with every exciting spot to explore there's no way you'll want to miss out on Port Canal Capitainerie. This place is a canal with a very good view and is an amazing place to shoot some beautiful pictures. The scenic location of this place is really breathtaking, especially on a clear day. You can take a walk on the bridge here and enjoy the view of green fields, blue waters, and the boats floating on the Great Canal.
    20.2 mi40 min
    La Croisée des Saveurs
    20:001 hr

    La Croisée des Saveurs

    Restaurant
    Open Details
    t's finally time to treat yourselves to this wonderful dinner place called La Croisee des Saveurs, a good restaurant where you'll be able to enjoy the final touch. The food served here is really good with a lot of flavors and tastes. The best part about this place is that it offers a variety of cuisines and dishes that are very difficult to find elsewhere.
    This is the best way to end your journey and make it worth your day. Also, a perfect place to enjoy your meal with the family.
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