Cloister of Cadouin - Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site Abbeys, Churches, Priories in Cadouin

Opening hours

Open

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Sunday 10:00 am - 01:00 pm 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Closes at 01:00 pm

Useful information

Location : In the countryside

Province : Purple Périgord

Services

  • Chèques Vacances (Holiday voucher)
  • English spoken
  • Groups
  • English
    • A MASTERPIECE OF FLAMBOYANT GOTHIC ART


      This cloister, listed as a Historic Monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a masterpiece of Flamboyant Gothic art. During this walk, admire the architectural richness and the splendor of the decorations that make this place a universal, immutable and serene place. To feel all the emotion of the place, choose the nocturnal visit in summer.

      Entertainment:
      - Saturday collation: among the Cistercians, the collation was the reading-debate which brought together the community in the afternoon in the cloister. (30 mins)
      - Themed night visit: experience an unforgettable summer night!
      Discover the original tranquility of the cloister and its exceptional sculptures.
      - “Marmouset” visit for children: playful visit of the cloister suitable for children (5 to 12 years old).


      New audioguided tour in French, English, German, Spanish and Dutch.

      04/02 > 07/04 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. - (closed on Mondays except school holidays and public holidays)

      08/04 > 09/07 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. - 7 days a week

      10/07 > 27/08 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. - 7 days a week

      28/08 > 05/11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. - 7 days a week

      06/11 > 31/12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. - (closed on Mondays except school holidays and public holidays)


      Last admission : 30 minutes before site closing.

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Traveller Reviews Cloister of Cadouin - Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

4.3 sur 5 1954 reviews

  • Bob Plunkett

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Bob Plunkett on 27/09/2023

    Not big but an audio tour makes it a complete experience. Lots of interesting historical facts clearly presented. We were there for an hour and a half and we're never bored. The church is free and is in an original state. They need money but don't feel obligated.

  • Paul Kimmel

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Paul Kimmel on 07/09/2023

    Lovely cloister. Only for those loving architecture or wanting a peaceful place.

  • X. v.W.

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by X. v.W. on 19/09/2023

    Worth visiting. Wonderfully restored.

Traveller Reviews Cloister of Cadouin - Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

4.0 sur 5 409 reviews

  • "Beautiful and peaceful"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by 527robinh (Leeds, United Kingdom) on 15/09/2023

    Very beautiful survivor from yesteryear. With the large church next door (free entry) the cloisters are a very pleasant diversion. Combine with somewhere else in the locality, such as Monpazier.

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  • "Beautiful but not much to see"

    3 / 5 Reviews posted by APennyforthem (Ireland) on 19/08/2023

    A well preserved and pretty piece of history in a beautiful village. However I think it is way overpriced for a very short experience. There wasn't as much in it as I expected. Therfore it was...

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  • "Small but Perfect"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Niwotois (Saco, Maine) on 08/10/2019

    We coupled Cadouin with the perfect bastide of Monpazier nearby for a wonderful 12-14th century afternoon. The church and abutting cloister at Cadouin are gems. The village itself and the...

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Cloister of Cadouin - Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Address

Place de l'Abbaye
24480 Le Buisson-de-Cadouin

GPS coordinates

44° 48'41.24"N, 0° 52'25.41"E

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