By Car to the Village of Casteil
From Perpignan follow the signs for "Andorre" until arriving at Villefranche-de-Conflent. Then follow the direction for "Vernet-les-Bains", at the roundabout for Vernet-les-Bains, take the turnoff marked "Casteil" and follow the signs to arrive at Casteil. Allow one hour for the trip from Perpignan to Casteil. It is necessary to leave your vehicle at Casteil; private vehicles are not permitted to drive up to the Abbey.
In the village of Casteil the access to the Abbey is well signposted.
By Bus or by Train
There is a bus service between Perpignan and Vernet-les-Bains, with a continuation service as far as Casteil offered once a day. It is possible to walk from Vernet-les-Bains to Casteil in about half an hour. The train stops at the station of Villefranche-Vernet-les-Bains which is 8km from Casteil. You can take a taxi from the train station.
From Casteil to the Abbey on Foot
A paved path which is signposted starts close to the small church of Casteil. Depending on ability, journey times may vary from 20 minutes to one hour (the path is 1600m long with an ascent of about 300m).
By 4x4 Taxi:
It is possible to reach the Abbey by 4x4 taxi. Reservations must be made in advance. Prices charged do not include your Abbey entrace fee.
tel : +33(0)4 68 05 99 89
tel : +33(0)6 50 33 95 79
In case of unavailability you may call Taxis Villacèque
tel : +33(0)4 68 05 51 14
tel : +33(0)6 03 49 10 31
Please verify the visiting hours before arriving at the Abbey.