Cadouin Cloisters


Located in a small valley in the Bessède Forest between Sarlat and Bergerac, Cadouin is a Cistercian Abbey on the pilgrim trail to Santiago de Compostela. It is a listed Historic Monument, a Major Site of Aquitaine and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Immerse yourself in the heart of the Cloister of Cadouin! A true masterpiece of Gothic art, nearly ten centuries of history are contained within these walls and make Cadouin a universal place, unchanging and serene.

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Founded in 1115, only the Abbey church and Romanesque monastic foundations survive to this day.  Take the time during your visit to see the sun, in an interplay of light and shadow, draw arabesques on the gallery floors.

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Discover the Cistercian Abbey of Cadouin, a veritable masterpiece of flamboyant Gothic art and a listed Major Site of Aquitaine.

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