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Cloister of Cadouin

A masterpiece of Gothic art enshrined in the World heritage

Welcome to the Cloister of Cadouin

The flamboyant Gothic cloister dates from the end of the fifteenth century. After having undergone a major restoration campaign of the sculptures, come and discover the richness of the ornaments of the galleries. The Cloister of Cadouin is now a place where there is still a serenity inherited from his monastic activity.

Founded in 1115, the abbey church, the sacristy, and the Romanesque base of the conventual buildings survived from that time. In 1119, the young Abbey of Cadouin became Cistercian in the filiation of the abbey of Pontigny, which is itself one of the four daughters of Isced. Eleventh Abbey attached to the order, it will henceforth follow the rule. The flamboyant Gothic cloister dates from the end of the fifteenth century. The monastic activity of Cadouin was interrupted in 1790 during the revolution. The one who stops at Cadouin will take all his time to see, in the Cloister the Sun draw the stencil of the arabesques of light on the floor of the galleries. Nearly ten centuries of history float here and make Cadouin a universal, unchanging and serene place. Place of filming many films and movies.

The tour is free and can be made with an audioguide. At certain times, guided tours are organized. A ticket paired with the castle of Biron is offered.

Visit of the Cloister with Visioguide:

Discover our Visioguide available in 5 languages (fr, en, DE, NL, es) with a version in French sign language and a IADV version for the blind and visually impaired. ipod Touch is available for rent on site but also for download.

Stay independent during your visit with this latest generation audioguide. It contains audio content, photos, quizzes, panoramas ... Very simple to use and very intuitive, you take advantage of the touch technology of the ipod touch. Accessible for the whole family, the Semitor audioguide has rich content and will allow you to understand the entire history of the site.

If you have an iphone or Android phone, you can download the application on your phone and enjoy the 3 tour circuits (Castle of Biron, from Bourdeilles And the cloister of Cadouin) for the same price!

"Snack" Saturdays at Cadouin

Small conference on a given and different theme each month to discover or rediscover part of the cloister or the abbey.
* In the Cistercians, the snack was the reading-debate for which the community gathered in the afternoon. His name is taken from one of Jean Cassien's books: snacks (which means lectures).

Duration:
30 minutes

When:
The second Saturday of the month at 3.30 pm. Outside July and August.

Dates and Themes:
– Saturday May 14th 2016: The Parable of the Rich and Lazarus
– Saturday 11 June 2016: The 7 Deadly Sins
– Saturday, September 10, 2016: the Passion of Christ
– Saturday 8 October 2016: The nave of the insane
– Saturday 12 November 2016: The permits of Aristotle and Virgil
– Saturday, December 10, 2016: The Holy Shroud of Cadouin

Special discount "Saturday Snack" at the cloister of Cadouin at 3.30 pm:
€5.80

Equipment

    Price details

    Cadouin-2017 Cloister ticket

    Adult €7
    Children (5 to 12 years old): €4.30
    Children (-5 years): Free

    Groups * (20 people):
    Adults and school aged + 12 * *: €6.20
    School-12 Years: €3.50

    Cadouin/Château de Biron-2017 paired ticket

    Individual:
    Adult: €12.00
    Child (5 to 12 years old): €7.50
    Children (-5 years): Free

    Groups * (20 people):
    Adults and School * * + 12 years: €10.40
    School-aged 12: €6.20

    * FROM 20 people and on reservation; Free Escort and Driver
    ** School: 1 FREE chaperone for 10 students/Adults: 1 driver and 1 free attendant

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    Dates and times

    Periods and timetables 2017:

    -February >> March:
    From 10 am to 12.30 pm and from 14.00 to 17.30 (closed on Mondays excluding school holidays and holidays)

    -April >> June:
    From 10 am to 1 pm and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

    -July > August:
    From 10am to 7pm

    -September >> October:
    From 10 am to 1 pm and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

    -November > December:
    From 10 am to 12.30 pm and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on Mondays excluding school holidays)

    Place of the Abbey
    Le Buisson-de-Cadouin
    Indicate the route

    Address:

    Place de l'abbaye, 24480 Cadouin

    Sector

    Périgord Noir

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