Cadouin is a picturesque little town and famous for its Abbey.
The 12th Century Cisterician abbey and adjacent cloister are beautiful to behold. It has two different architectural styles, Romanesque in the church and Flamboyant Gothic in the cloisters which were rebuilt at the end of the XVth century.
It became a pilgrim centre due to a piece of cloth said to be part of Christ's shroud. Cadouin Abbey is one of the world heritage sites on the pilgrim route to St. Jacques de Compostelle.
Posted by Tas Finnigan. leseguinet.com