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Cloitre de Cadouin

Place de l'Abbaye, 24480 Cadouin, France
+33 5 53 05 65 65
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Compact but flamboyant

Surrounding a pleasant grassy cloister garth the compact cloister takes time to explore to detect... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David S
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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 April 23, 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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  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“small town” (2 reviews)
“cloisters” (35 reviews)
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Place de l'Abbaye, 24480 Cadouin, France
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+33 5 53 05 65 65
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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

Thank you very much for your review ;)

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Reviewed 23 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

Thank quantockm
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Reviewed 29 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.

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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 24 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
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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
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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
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Reviewed 31 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
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