Since 1993 the association Les Amis de l’Abbaye de Saint Maurin (AASM) have been working to develop the village’s historical profile. This led to the creation of a trail linking several notable sites : the Cluniac footpath of Guyenne-Gascogne. Today, this footpath links four major sites : the abbeys of Moissac and Saint-Maurin and the priories of Layrac and Moirax.
The Saint Maurin abbey, rich of 28 Cluniac sites in the Pays de Serres
Dependencies of the Saint Maurin abbey refer to possessions of the abbey acquired between the 12th and 14th centuries, generally churches or tithe collections. The material remains of this wealth are today evident in a remarkable heritage of Romanesque churches and chapels, also mills.
In creating the Cluniac footpaths of the Pays de Serres, the association AASM hopes that walkers and tourists will discover this heritage through exploring the variants of the main Cluniac footpath of Guyenne Gascogne.
Apart from developing the Cluniac heritage, the walkers can discover other historical features of the Pays de Serres ; for example, the château of Combebonnet, the church at Engayrac, the mill at Tayrac…
This trail, called “the central loop”, goes from Saint Maurin to Engayrac and Tayrac, then returns to Saint Maurin.
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