Abbey of St. Martin of Canigou
In the heart of the Massif of Canigou, after a steady climb, the Abbey of St. Martin of Canigou appears on a rocky ledge. At the sight, hikers leave their worldly cares in the valley below and ascend closer to heaven.
With its lush greenery, this hidden gem of Romanesque architecture reveals a great treasure for young and old who seek the peace and presence of the Lord, here where the monks filled the halls with praises and Christian living for almost a thousand years.
The Community of the Beatitudes, to whom the bishop of Perpignan entrusted this holy place in 1988, welcomes many travelers and pilgrims all year round offering guided tours and participation in its liturgy. Retreatants come in need of spiritual renewal, who want to open themselves to the One who speaks to the heart.