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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
One afternoon in February, I opened the door to see the cloisters bathed in sunlight… it was extraordinarily beautiful. Gradually, I discovered the decorated stones. Everything is expressed in this small, luminous space: the seasons, our joys and sorrows, happiness and suffering… I walk, look around me, turn back, sit down, explain, recount, and always leave slightly regretfully, even in the knowledge that I will find it again in all its beauty tomorrow.
What a beautiful architectural ensemble! The carvings of the keystones, doors and capitals bear witness to the work of the stonemasons of old. Come and admire the fresco of the Annunciation. And what about the discovery of the cloister during the summer nights. The serenity of the place invades us from our first steps.
When entering the cloister, you first think of simply circling the four wings and then leaving. Then we gradually discover the sculptures that adorn the walls, where every detail counts, and we let ourselves be carried away by the magic of the place. Looking up, we are fascinated by the stone lace married to the blue of the sky. The cloister, a meeting place between men and the sky. A moment to live absolutely.
A very interesting visit. The cloisters were rebuilt in the 15th century and are a Gothic masterpiece. A pretty, very well-maintained garden.
We once again visited these magnificent cloisters with great pleasure. They are beautifully presented; the place is very well preserved, and the
These cloisters are enchanting. We arrived at opening time and consequently could fully appreciate the serenity of the place. Obviously, it is extremely interesting from a historical and architectural point of view. Everything is very clearly explained.