Cadouin Hostel is situated in an old Cistercian Abbey built in the 11th and 12th centuries. This unique and outstanding architectural site is part of the UNESCO World Heritage with a beautiful courtyard and landscapes of French countryside around.

hostel facilities inclde; self-catering kitchen, laundry, cycle store and 24 hour reception desk. Cadouin Hostel is also wheelchair accessible.

There are three tours offered by the hostel. La boucle des pèlerins is a short walk between fields, forest and hamlet which will reveal the natural heritage of Bessède. Le sentier des paysages walk will enable you to discover the landscape evolution, from the site selection by the monks over 800 years ago, to the 21st century contemporary landscape. La balade patrimoine is about Cadouin’s turbulent history and you will discover that the history of the village and residents is linked with the history of the abbey.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Relaxing
  • Culture
  • Sightseeing
  • Nature-lovers

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Beautiful hostel in part of Cadouin abbey; great breakfast and atmosphere. Do allow adequate time to drive there -- it is quite remote.


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Sat 01 Nov 2014

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restaurant de l'abbaye à Cadouin

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Fri 30 Aug 2013

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Très bon tourin au restaurant de l'abbaye (et offert en plus !).

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Fri 27 Jun 2014