The national census numbered the population of Cadouin and its
three outlying hamlets, Salles, Les Gavats and La Salvetat, at
(official population on January 1, 2017). The Cistercian order of monks settled in this land of
hills and forests drawn to the spot by the promised wealth of
the Bessède forest and the water of Bélingou river. An area
which has welcomed pilgrims for centuries knows how to make
tourists feel welcome.
Follow the ‘Bis
Itinerary’ back roads Le Buisson - Spain for 6 km to reach the
Bélingou Valley which the monks irrigated to provide water for
Cadouin is twinned with the communes of St Marcelline in Quebec
and Obenheim in Alsace.
Fax and photocopier
available for the inhabitants of Cadouin (see Town Hall for
Halls and Meeting Places
• Village Hall (‘Foyer Rural’) : Capacity : 80 persons / kitchen
area / available for hire (see Town Hall for details).
• Abbey Storeroom : See Youth Hostel for details.
Dance Hall (contact : Mme Moulin)
Archery : The Archers of Périgord Association
• Post Office : Opening Times : Monday to Friday from 9h to 12h
• Tourist Information Point (05.53.57.52.64)
• Primary School in a grouped schools structure (RPI) with
Molières. Cadouin has the ‘maternelle’, ‘Cours Elémentaire1’ and
‘Cours Elémentaire 2’ classes.
Refuse Disposal :
yellow and black bin liners are situated at Les Gavats, at La
Salvetat, the lake, Salles, the Salles water purification
station and at Brunet Haut. In the village itself there is a
door to door collection service : Every Tuesday for household
waste and every other Tuesday for (dry) recyclable matter. For
further information contact the
Bastides Forêt Bessède SYGED
Text translated by Pays du Grand Bergeracois (professional translator).