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Restoration of the abbey church: the first two phases are completed!

Restoration of the abbey church: the first two phases are completed!

The restoration work on the abbey church of Saint Maurin started in 2020. They were delayed a few times due to the health crisis.
The first stage, concerning the consolidation and restoration of the upper part of the bell tower, is now complete.
The second stage of the work…

Church of Saint Martin d’Anglars

Church of Saint Martin d’Anglars

This is the parish church of Saint Maurin. It is situated on a level outcrop where its bell tower was able to play a defensive role. During the Hundred Years’ War, the original parish church was burnt and destroyed in 1356 by the Black Prince’s men. The church was rebuilt in 1525. This date accounts for its flamboyant ogival style.

Church of Notre Dame de Cambot

Church of Notre Dame de Cambot

The church of Notre Dame de Cambot, in the parish of Tayrac, once belonged to the abbey of Moissac. In 1236 the bishop of Agen gifted Cambot to the abbey of Saint-Maurin.

Church of Saint Sixte

Church of Saint Sixte

The parish was a dependency of the Cauzac priory. In 1253 the rights of the Saint Maurin abbey over Saint Sixte and its annexe, Gandaille, were recognised by Guillaume, bishop of Agen.

Church of Saint Louis de Gandaille

Church of Saint Louis de Gandaille

This Romanesque church built of fine stones, laid in regular courses, has been recently restored. Only the nave is original.
In 1243 the abbot of Saint Maurin, Guillaume de Belpech, bought the tithe collection rights.

Mill and church ND de Ferrussac

Mill and church ND de Ferrussac

The origins of the fortified mill of Ferrussac go back to the first centuries of our era. Indeed, the church located on the estate (Notre Dame de Ferrussac) most probably rests on the foundations of a Gallo-Roman villa, as attested by the ac ending of the name.
This fortified mill was bought by the abbot of Saint Maurin in 1424; Jean I de Boville usurped its rights and, after arbitration in 1452, kept the estate. It remained in the de Boville family and was offered in 1606 to Bertrand I d’Audevars.

Moirax

Moirax

A village that has existed since antiquity according to some archaeological evidence, Moirax was a stopover for pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela during the Middle Ages. In the 11th century, in 1049, one of the first Cluniac abbeys was founded here.
It became the Cluniac priory of Sainte-Marie and its church is now dedicated to Notre-Dame de Moirax.

Ethnographic Museum

Ethnographic Museum

The museum, created in 1983, is the result of the desire of the inhabitants of the village to talk about their childhood, to bear witness to the life of their parents and grandparents at the end of the 19th century until after the First World War, through objects.