Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa, Codalet

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Originally founded in approximately 840, Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa was flooded in 878, forcing the monks to take refuge in the countryside. The abbey was eventually occupied by the Cuixà, a small community dedicated to Saint Germanus. Major renovations and upgrades beginning in 956 led to the present state of the abbey, which boasts an impressive main altar. You can explore the abbey's tall, square tower. Impressive trees and scenic surroundings make it a very popular attraction. Plan to see Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa and other attractions that appeal to you using our Codalet online trip planner.
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  • Saint-Michel-de-Cuixà is a Catalan Abbey located in Conflent Region, close to Canigó Mountain, in the South of France. It was built in 10th Century (before Pyrenees Treaty, in 1659) in a... 
    Saint-Michel-de-Cuixà is a Catalan Abbey located in Conflent Region, close to Canigó Mountain, in the South of France. It was built in 10th Century (before Pyrenees Treaty, in 1659) in a...  more »
  • A fascinating insight into history and architecture made possible by an excellent, enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide who truly brought this fine medieval building to life. 
    A fascinating insight into history and architecture made possible by an excellent, enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide who truly brought this fine medieval building to life.  more »
  • Unfortunately it was closed to visitors at the time of our visit, but the views surrounding of flowering peach trees and this monastery in the middle on a cold rainy day was just simply wonderful! 
    Unfortunately it was closed to visitors at the time of our visit, but the views surrounding of flowering peach trees and this monastery in the middle on a cold rainy day was just simply wonderful!  more »
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  • We did not visit the Abbey, as no dogs allowed, but went to the Holy Well which is about 100m from the Abbey, dir. Prades, and on the opposite side of the road. Very nice location, the water is reputed to be beneficial.
  • An interesting place to enjoy a concert on a summer evening, provided you have a car and are not relying on public transportation, or, like someone I know, you could end up spending the night watching approaching thunder storms from a park bench (until the rain arrives, that is) but at least the clean but chilly restrooms were left open all night.
  • Amazing place to visit. A pity the Americans still keep part of it in New York!
  • Small area for visiting, not really worth the effort unless you right in the front door...
  • Of of the most important romanic style church in the Eastern Pyrenees. Marvellos cloister and beatiful gardens

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