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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa by using our Codalet trip generator.
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  • We visited the abbey in September 2016 on a warm and lovely day. The setting is quiet and peaceful and the abbey very beautiful. It is perhaps not as spectacular as some, but worth a visit. The abbey ...  more »
  • It is a very peaceful setting. Lots of effort has been made to restore the intricate carvings and sometimes there is a bit of imagination needed. Having said that, the Abbey is worth a stop and the in...  more »
  • We visited Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa in 2015 along with the other wonderful abbeys in the Pyrennes-Orientales and were quite impressed with the elegant remains of the cloister, the striking Romanesque capi...  more »
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  • Beautiful tranquil abbey; ongoing restoration works; great video presentation.
  • Visit very interesting. Work, of the Abat Oliva.
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  • The monastery more than a thousand years, it's impressive, if not revolutionaries, who sold part of the monastery, the monastery of mine today would be much prettier. There are the monastery and its special aura, sit in a cloister and a little listen to the stones, an amazing place!
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  • Very pretty Abbey. In a bucolic setting, you can take a pleasant moment. On a picnic by the River to enhance the visit
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  • Very well preserved Romanesque architecture. Nice natural site where stands the Abbey.
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