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MOISSAC-Abbaye de BELLOC

France, Via Podiensis

Moissac to Auvillar

30th March 2022

We returned to Moissac in Spring 2022
setting off in the rain along the canal
we had been at the previous Autumn. -

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Arriving back at Moissac railway station!


We returned to Moissac at the end of March 2022, staying at the Pilgrim hostel we had investigated near the railway station, which turned out to be more spacious than it had seemed from the outside and to have a giant dog and friendly hosts. There were three French and two Swiss pilgrims there, and Floc de Gascogne (Armagnac aperitif) so the evening conversation was very fast and confused!
The walk along the canal the next morning turned out to be interesting, with houseboats, canal transport facilities and old towns/churches bearing witness to the previous canal commerce. We stopped in Pommevic for lunch at a bar that promised pilgrim meals, and even though they didn't - it was out of season - the lady put together a very tasty lunch for us. From there we left the canal and cut across the flat river flood plain to Auvillar on its rocky hill. We enjoyed a hot chocolate at a friendly sports bar, after being refused at the tourist café. We stayed in a room in a private house, where our hostess proudly showed us her extensive gardens, backing onto a former monastery that now served as police station. The garden had probably been the former kitchen gardens for the monastery.

SORRY, STILL
WORKING ON THIS


Pilgrim stamps


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Map of route

Our route



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