oissac was an Important stage on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostella on the route from Puy-en-Velay, after Cahors and Sainte-Foy-de-Conques, pilgrims rest in the Abbey. During a long time they cross the river on a pontoon from the 13 century.
The Benedictine Abbey of Saint-Pierre, founded at the beginning of the 7th century, began to expand after it became affiliated to Cluny in the middle of the 11th century. Important work was carried out at the time, including a Romanesque cloister finished in 1100, which retains all of its carvings :76 different capitals and the marble slabs of the pillars bearing the effigy of the apostles. This cloister is the oldest of the historiated cloisters left to us. This city is in the heart a fruits area from roman time, it is too a main river Tarn harbour , and the activities of artist s, cafes enjoy a good stay under the shadows, along its square and narrow streets.