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WOW! Saint Michael de Cuxa is a fantastic Abbey to visit

Living nearby for our vacation, The Abbey of Saint Michael de Cuxa was a place we wanted to visit... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Beautiful historical sight

The Abbay de St Michel de Cuxa is easily accessed by car and definitely worth visiting. First some... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2018
Kim G
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Living nearby for our vacation, The Abbey of Saint Michael de Cuxa was a place we wanted to visit. How amazing is this place. Spent a good deal of time walking around with a guide. Fantastic and worth the time.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 9, 2018

The Abbay de St Michel de Cuxa is easily accessed by car and definitely worth visiting. First some history - the original Benedictine Abbey was founded in 840. After a series of misfortunate events the structure that is currently there was created in 940. The...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Kim G
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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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.

Date of experience: July 2017
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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

Date of experience: July 2017
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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

Date of experience: September 2016
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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

Date of experience: October 2016
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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

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Stan P
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.

Date of experience: July 2016
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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.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Cathar circuit, Romanesque Sites, and Picturesque villages (1 Replies)
My friend and I are planning to spend 3 or 4 days in the western part of Occitanie mid-September. We would like to visit medieval and other picturesque towns and villages; cathar-associated sites; and romanesque monasteries. A few questions for folks. 1. Would Carcassonne make sense as a base to stay in or would people suggest staying someplace else? 2. We'd like to do one or two very long, all day (dawn till late evening) trips through medieval and other picturesque sites and are...More
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