Cadouin

Cadouin, a tradition of welcoming visitors for over 500 years!

With its blend of heritage, art and crafts and Périgord landscapes, the village of Cadouin has many surprises in store for you...

A Cistercian abbey on the UNESCO world heritage list, located on the Camino de Santiago pilgrim ways, a Romanesque church, flamboyant Gothic-style cloisters, St-Louis’ Gate dating from the 12th century and the 15th-century market halls

Cadouin invites you to take part in a wealth of events all year round.

Cadouin Abbey

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A listed Historical Monument, it was founded in 1115 by Géraud de Salles along a small, narrow valley. In 1119, it was attached to Citeaux (an abbey in Burgundy in which Saint Bernard would publish the reform known as the Cistercian reform). Cadouin quickly became the most prestigious abbey in Périgord. Its reputation was essentially built around a piece of fabric which was long thought to be the Shroud of Turin. A major pilgrimage developed around this relic and would lead to the abbey’s enrichment.

Visit of the cloisters, a masterpiece of flamboyant Gothic art, built between the 15th and 16th centuries.

Dramatized tours
Dramatized tours

Dramatized tours

A highly-original way to discover the history of Cadouin Abbey. Every Wednesday evening in July and August, come along and relive Cadouin’s fascinating history. Au fil du Temps, (“Over Time”), an association that specializes in promoting heritage, proposes a fun-filled, torch-lit visit, interspersed with theatricality. A great hit with everyone, young and old alike!

The Activity Pass gives you benefits on other activities and tours organized by the association. Pick one up from Tourist Information Points

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cloître abbaye cistercienne Périgord religieux patrimoine art gothique flamboyant
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cloître cadouin unesco monument historique moyen age patrimoine religieux
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gothique flamboyant cloitre moine Geraud de Salles cisterciens patrimoine religieux abbaye
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cloître cadouin unesco visite guidée architecture patrimoine vieilles pierres religieux
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sentier interprétation cadouin abbaye cistercienne patrimoine architecture gothique flamboyant visite
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animation fête cadouin abbaye village été soirée concerts musique sortie