Cadouin Abbey

Cistercian abbey in the diocese of Perigueux, France, founded in 1115, and famous for its possession of a relic said to be the Holy Shroud of Christ, brought from the East after the First Crusade. The abbey-church, erected to receive the relic, was consecrated in 1154. The cloister is an excellent example of Flamboyant Gothic mingled with Early Renaissance.