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Cloitre de Cadouin

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Pretty cloisters

The Abbey of Cadouin is not exactly stand-out, but is recognized on UNESCO WH site as one of the... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
IlyaBurlak
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Marlboro, New Jersey
Needs time to appreciate

Although this is just a cloister and therefore quite small, it has a lot to see. The walls and... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
quantockm
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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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 17 September 2018

The carvings in the stonework of the cloister walls transport one back through the centuries since their construction. Some of the carving is amazingly intricate and fragile -looking and the guide notes provide astonishing and encyclopaedic detail on almost every little carved head or feature....More

Thank 1953Trek
Semitour, Responsable relations clients at Cloitre de Cadouin, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your visit :)

Reviewed 16 September 2018

You get a guided one-hour tour of this very beautiful cloister. I went on one of the "Jours de Patrimoine", so it was discounted, only a few euros. Built over many centuries, it has both romanesque and "flamboyant" gothic aspects. The scuptures lining the walls...More

Thank Henry B
Semitour, Responsable relations clients at Cloitre de Cadouin, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you very much for your review !

Reviewed 12 September 2018

Having been to several cloisters throughout France, I have never seen any more beautiful and magnificent than these.. They are extremely well preserved and have recently been cleaned up so that the details of the stonework stand out and are clear to see. On a...More

Thank Denise B
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The staff at the reception are welcoming and knowledgeable. The cloisters are beautifully kept and a pleasure to walk around. The information leaflet is well written and informative. Well woth a visit, the adjoining abbey is also worth visiting.

Thank Mandy H
Semitour, Responsable relations clients at Cloitre de Cadouin, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Thank you very much for your review ;)

Reviewed 16 July 2018

The Abbey of Cadouin is not exactly stand-out, but is recognized on UNESCO WH site as one of the point of the Compostela Route in France. The cloisters are really nice and pretty (requiring a separate entry fee of €8).

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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Surrounding a pleasant grassy cloister garth the compact cloister takes time to explore to detect all of the mason’s jokes and the varying styles of the additions over time. Beautifully preserved.

Thank David S
Semitour, Responsable relations clients at Cloitre de Cadouin, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Thank you very much for your review ;)

Reviewed 22 April 2018

Although this is just a cloister and therefore quite small, it has a lot to see. The walls and roof are decorated with elaborate carvings of biblical and other scenes which are well explained in the leaflet you are given. So go slow and look...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Very attractive and well kept cloister. The stone work is beautiful. The headsets are well worth the price to help you understand the history and architecture.

Thank JFMMBCanton_Georgia
Reviewed 25 October 2017

A pretty, small town with this amazing church and abbey. The cloisters are worth a look because of the variety of the stonework, reflecting its construction over a long period of time. This was quite peaceful and quiet, especially after a day with the crowds...More

Thank Catherine R
Reviewed 26 September 2017

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.

Thank Greecophile
Semitour, Responsable relations clients at Cloitre de Cadouin, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

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

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