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The Canigou is the sacred mountain of the Catalans on both sides of the border.
The first peculiarity of the massif is a very clear isolation at the end of the Pyrenees to over 2700 meters at a distance very close to the sea Canigou is located in the region of Conflent, in the eastern Pyrenees and dominates the Roussillon of 2785 meters. Whether you are on the tops of Corbières, Conflent, Cerdagne or Perpignan in the plain, and even on the beaches of Roussillon, we only see him. At the top, a cross is the Catalan flag.
The climate is typically Mediterranean plain but degrades rapidly with altitude, becoming almost alpine peaks.
This massif is home to the famous Abbey of Saint Martin du Canigou, built in the eleventh century on the northern flank of the Canigou and rehabilitated from 1902. It is perched on a rocky promontory at 1100 meters above sea level, overlooking the impressive gorges. The Canigou is also home to the priory of Sérabonne.
This series of photos was done in argentic.