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Cloitre de Cadouin

Place de l'Abbaye, 24480 Cadouin, France
+33 5 53 05 65 65
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Awesome place

Awesome church with a Abbey attached, great to just have a look around, and don't forget to take... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
malc1005
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Kettering, United Kingdom
Another cloister; Nothing special

If you are in the area and enjoy looking at a cloister, go for a visit. If you've seen a number of... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
Chip1701
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Plymouth, Minnesota
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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 4 days ago

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.

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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

Thank Eve L
Reviewed 13 July 2016

A nice pleasant historical site. Not a large visit with a nominal entrance fee. Some good photo opportunities.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

What a truly beautiful place - Cadouin. What a pity the famous restaurant for garlic soup was closed until 28th - really fancied the soup. We went across the road to a lovely restaurant and had gorgeous omelettes and ice cream. No soup! 😃

Thank Anne W
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Great site for historical research and to observe the wonderful restoration work carried out. Excellent for those searching historical events.

Thank RKR38
Reviewed 15 June 2016

There is a charge for entry to the cloister (though not to the church), but if that income helps to fund the sympathetic restoration of the stonework it's well worth it. Fascinating to study the detail in the carvings (aided by the helpful guide notes)...More

Thank ADM1959
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