This site uses cookies to improve your experience and the quality of our services. By using this site you agree to its use of cookies. More information Hide

Due to maintenance, some parts of the website may not function correctly at this time.

Abbey of Saint-Pierre Mozac

Need a hotel nearby?

Sponsored links

Routes nearby

Places of Interest nearby

Matched content

Hotels nearby

Restaurants nearby

Sponsored links

Eglise à intérêt touristique
Location type: Eglise à intérêt touristique
Location address: France, Auvergne
Number of texts: 1
4 stars
Made by | Reference File Upload Bot (Magnus Manske) | © CC 3.0
Made by | Reference | © CC 3.0

A monastery was founded here in either 533 or 680 by Saint Calminius (Saint Calmin) and his wife, Saint Namadia. Calminius is said to have given the new monastery relics of Saint Peter, to whom the foundation was dedicated, and of Saint Caprasius of Agen, brought from Agen, of which there has long been no trace. From “King Pepin”, either Pepin the Short in 764 or Pepin II of Aquitaine in 848, the monastery received the relics of Saint Austremonius, first bishop of Clermont and responsible for the evangelisation of the Auvergne; the abbey passed under royal protection. These have survived until today and are preserved in a painted wooden casket of the sixteenth century. The chasse reliquary of Calminius, or Saint Calmin, is one of the outstanding masterpieces of Limoges enamel.

Linked themes: Abbeys, monasteries and cloisters

Classify this POI
Link to route

More information


Add comment