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Cloitre de Cadouin

Place de l'Abbaye, 24480 Cadouin, France
+33 5 53 05 65 65
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Wander in Peace and Solitude

A very peaceful place and the stonework of the old building is magnificent. Plenty of information... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Greecophile
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Yorkshire, England
Peaceful with beautiful stonework

The cloisters are small and peaceful and are blessed with some wonderful stone carving and... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
sydneysider48
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Sydney, Australia
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Major site of Aquitaine, listed as Historic Monument, listed as World Heritage by UNESCO.The cloister is a masterpiece of the flamboyant gothic art where light plays with shadows.Cadouin is listed on the paths of Saint-Jacques de Compostella.
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Place de l'Abbaye, 24480 Cadouin, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very peaceful place and the stonework of the old building is magnificent. Plenty of information on each area ( too much at times).The central garden area of the cloisters is lovely. A peaceful and picturesque place. Will visit again.

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Semitour, Responsable relations clients at Cloitre de Cadouin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much. We hope to see you again !

Reviewed 23 July 2017

The cloisters are small and peaceful and are blessed with some wonderful stone carving and statuary. But Cadouin is quite out of the way. The adjoining church is very plain and uninteresting and, although a pleasant village, there is nothing apart from the cloitre which...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2017

Another cloister, worth a look but nothing you have not seen before. Closed at lunchtime but friendly ice cream shop nearby

Thank farmergeorge21
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The Cloister is very pretty but it won't take long so don't plan a day trip to this place! There are a few cafes and a small market on Thursdays.

Thank JED457
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Awesome church with a Abbey attached, great to just have a look around, and don't forget to take the panorama trek, up the hill, to look down on the Abbey and Church from above.

Thank malc1005
Reviewed 30 October 2016

If you are in the area and enjoy looking at a cloister, go for a visit. If you've seen a number of them before, this one is not going to provide you with anything you have not already seen. No English on audio guide.

Thank Chip1701
Reviewed 13 October 2016

. The.carvings around the arches of the cloister are exquisite. there is an informative exhibit describing the history of the abbey and cloister.

Thank HIroamer
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The abbey, no longer a working abbey, was a serene space in an architecturally beautiful building that goes back 1115 with additions in the late 15th century. We chose the combined ticket with Chateau Biron for 11.60 euros which was good value. We hired the...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2016

Had good lunch in this small town, near the abbaye. Guided visit was good value and was enjoyed by all.

Thank wishyouwerehere17
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Cadouin maybe a little off the beaten track, but then, so are many places in the Périgord and this is one that's really worth the effort. Attached to a substantial abbey church, the cloisters have a €6.50 entrance fee but considering the fact that one...More

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