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COMBINED : Château de Biron + Cloister of Cadouin

Visit the castle of Biron and the cloister of cadouin with a discounted price.

[Castle of BIRON]

The GONTAUT-BIRON have been the undisputed masters of the south of Périgord, for nearly a thousand years!
Their genealogy can be traced back to 926, when a cartoon from the Abbey of Cadouin mentions a certain GONTAUT. The castle, over the years, has been redesigned, according to the events of this illustrious family.
Biron is an architectural lesson, presenting today diverse buildings from different era, witnesses of the past power of the GONTAUT-BIRON. It also shows the extraordinary talent and the fantastic inspiration of the best builders of all times.

We can still perceive three stages in the evolution of this home which has experienced changes in taste, setbacks fortunes or sometimes even lack of time.
The first stage corresponds to the Middle Age; a second castle wrapped around in the XVI century; at the extreme end of the same century, nearly collapsed.

visit by your own, or guided visit during the summer season - 1h30 approximately - audioguide available - discovery workshops proposed

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"[CLOISTER OF CADOUIN]
ATTENTION: You can enjoy the combined ticket castle of Biron / Cloister of Cadouin with a price reduction !

The abbey of Cadouin, located in a deep valley of the forest of Bessède (between Bergerac and Sarlat), was founded in 1115 by Géraud de Salles and affiliated to the Cistercian order 4 years later. From this first phase of construction, the abbey church and the Romanesque base of the conventual buildings still remain.
After abandoning the site during the Hundred Years War (1337-1453), the cloister was rebuilt at the end of the 15th century. It is a true masterpiece of flamboyant Gothic art.

The monastic activity of Cadouin ended with the French Revolution.
Nearly ten centuries of history float here, classified historical monument and inscribed on the World Heritage of Unesco under the ways of Santiago de Compostela.

- visit of the cloister by your own - about 40 minutes - audioguide available - discovery workshops (July / August)

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