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route de Taurinya, 66500 Codalet, France
+33 4 68 96 15 35
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A beautiful setting

We visited the abbey in September 2016 on a warm and lovely day. The setting is quiet and... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2016
Melbourne, Australia
Easily accessible Abbey

It is a very peaceful setting. Lots of effort has been made to restore the intricate carvings and... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
Cornwall, Canada
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route de Taurinya, 66500 Codalet, France
+33 4 68 96 15 35
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Reviewed 3 November 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

1  Thank Marilyn674
Reviewed 12 October 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

1  Thank 275Sue
Reviewed 3 September 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
Reviewed 24 July 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.

Thank aa27
Reviewed 25 June 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.

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 8 June 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
Reviewed 15 December 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

Thank frenchalso
Reviewed 23 October 2015

The abbey is right on the main road, with adequate parking across the street. It has an extensive crypt and attractive cloister. When you visit pay particular attention the the capitals on the cloister pillars. The church itself is an attractive 12th C building. We...More

1  Thank Tom O
Reviewed 16 July 2015

This is a beautiful old abbey located in the foothills outside Perpignan. It has a long history and interesting stories about losing and regaining the columns of the courtyard and other features. The location is lovely and the buildings outstanding.

Thank Gail T
Reviewed 15 June 2015

Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa is a nicely restored spot on the outskirts of Prades. There is a very good short film that shows the progress of restoration as well as an interesting computer projection of what the abbey used to look like. Very nice cloisters. Easy to see...More

Thank Seattlites7
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