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Jewels of Romanesque art

Prades, situated in heart of tradition land which abounds works of Roman art like abbeys, churches and prioriesSet out to discover these magnificent jewels of Romanesque art.


The Abbey St Michel de Cuixà  3km from Prades, is a Benedictine Abbey more than a thousand years old. See its bell tower and its Romanesque crypt from the twelfth century, the remains of a cloister and a gallery. During the spring season, you can see a wonderful collection of irises in the abbey garden.
Tel: 33 (0)4 68 96 15 35
Email : abbaye.stmichel.cuixa@orange.fr




he Abbey St Martin of Canigou was founded in 1009 by Guifred Count of Cerdanya and Conflent on a rocky 

spur at the edge of a precipice. Access is a 45 minute steep walk from Casteil, or a jeep taxi service is available. Guided tours will help you experience its tranquility and serenity, and discover its lombard bell tower, its marble capitals and its vaulted crypt.
Tel: 33 (0)4 68 05 50 03
Email: visitezabbayestmartin@wanadoo.fr



The Priory of Marcevol was founded by the canons of the Holy Sepulchre in the twelfth century. Admire the beautiful pink marble façade topped by a strange bell walltower and its Romanesque fresco.
Tel: 33 (0)4 68 05 75 27
Email: prieuredemarcevol@free.fr



The St Mary church in Corneilla-de-Conflent, jewel of the eleventh and twelfth centuries, contains a large collection of furnishings : Virgin to the child, carved marble altar, hispanic-moorish cabinet, stalls and gallery.
Tel: 33 (0)4 68 05 77 59
Email: commune.corneilladeconflent@orange.fr


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