Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa, Codalet

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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  • Beautiful site in a beautiful environment in nature at the foot of Canigou. These building interesting and eventful history have been very well renovated, the task has been harsh and deserved to be encouraged. Work is still underway. Documents given to the entry sums up the history of the site. If you would like more details a guided tour is desirable. AIDS for children would be valuable.
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  • Excellent restoration of the places, magnificent crypt a pleasant walk with the canigou in the background, to make absolutely.
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  • If you pass by it. Both Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa and St Martin du Canigou must be visited when you are in the area. The first one is accessible with a car and then a couple of minutes to reach the entranc...  more »
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  • In many ways this place reminded us of some of the abbeys in Wales - a working church surrounded by what would once have been. The whole place is evocative of a large community; the size of the church is astounding, the cloisters and the crypt equally large. We stayed for Mass following the morning opening which really added to the experience of a holy site.
  • Beautiful tranquil abbey; ongoing restoration works; great video presentation.
  • Beautiful site in a beautiful environment in nature at the foot of Canigou. These building interesting and eventful history have been very well renovated, the task has been harsh and deserved to be encouraged. Work is still underway. Documents given to the entry sums up the history of the site. If you would like more details a guided tour is desirable.
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  • Set in a former monastery restored very ideal place, quiet and isolated. Too bad the expoli that suffered after the French Revolution. A need for more sightseeing in Catalan, taking into account its history, and the origin of visitors, etc..
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  • Very beautiful Romanesque Abbey from the 12th century. Good acoustics, serene tranquility.
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