Cadouin Cloisters


Situated in a small valley in the Bessède Forest between Sarlat and Bergerac, Cadouin is a Cistercian Abbey on the pilgrim trail to Santiago de Compostela, listed as a Historic Monument, a Major Site of Aquitaine and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Immerse yourself in the heart of Cadouin Cloister! True masterpiece of Gothic art. Nearly ten centuries of history float here and make Cadouin a universal place, immutable and serene.

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Founded in 1115, today only the Abbey church and Romanesque monastic foundations survive.  Take the time during your visit to see the sun, in an interplay of light and shadow, draw arabesques on the gallery floors, as if through a pochoir.

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Discover the Cistercian Abbey of Cadouin, a veritable masterpiece of flamboyant Gothic art which is listed as a Major Site of Aquitaine.

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