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Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa

route de Taurinya, 66500 Codalet, France
+33 4 68 96 15 35
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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... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2017
supernellis
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London, United Kingdom
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Stunning scenery and amazing building

A final stop on day exploring the Pyrenees. A beautiful location, peaceful and very interesting... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2017
mrstmls
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Chippenham
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route de Taurinya, 66500 Codalet, France
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Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

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 entrance. The 20 min film at the...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2017

A final stop on day exploring the Pyrenees. A beautiful location, peaceful and very interesting structure. Take time to look at the details. Not wheelchair accessible.

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Reviewed July 9, 2017

if you only visit one abbey/church in the area - this one! easy to get to with parking this a beautifully restored abbey - not over-restored just put to rights, calm and magnificent in the pyrenean light. maybe one day they'll get back that part...More

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Reviewed November 3, 2016

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 has largely been rebuilt, but the cloisters...More

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Reviewed October 12, 2016

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 introductory video is very helpful in understanding the...More

2  Thank 275Sue
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Reviewed September 3, 2016

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 capitals and dramatic Moorish arches. We took our time and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Not to be...More

1  Thank Stan P
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Reviewed July 24, 2016

Perhaps becoause we saw it after St martin en Canigou, we didn't find it that spectacular (starting with its position, on the road. But of course easiar to reach.) Imposing church, big and fresh crypt, nice cloister. Quick enough visit.

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Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Interesting place. Lovely grounds. Peaceful and tranquil. I spent 30 minutes here. It was easy to get to from the main road, but I probably wouldn't make the diversion just for this.

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Reviewed June 7, 2016

Originally ninth century, and home to the renowned tenth century abbot Oliba, the restoration was well done and left the character and bones in place. Great for children, and only a short drive from main town of Prades.

1  Thank roger h
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Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

A unique inside view into the evolution of the romanesque architectural style. From the underground chapel build with large Pilar to support small arches to the refined final version of romanesque arches who survived both the French Revolution and American dismantlement. By meandering through this...More

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