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Cloitre de Cadouin | by Voyageur du week-end
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Cloitre de Cadouin

This place is the cloister of Cadouin, in Perigord, France.

 

The abbay itself has been a pilgimage destination for 7 centuries.

The story says that the bishop Adhemar de Monteil has been able to get the head part of the Holy Shroud during the first crusade. On the edge of death he gave the relic to his chaplain, who brought it back in Perigord.

 

In this 1930's, expertises reveal that the fabric is not authentic : it has been made around 1100 after JC.

 

Today the cloister is one of the last part that the public can visit now, with the museum and the church.

 

It was quite hard to take photos without anyone on it, so I wanted to take several photos and then sweep the people in post-processing. But finally, everybody left after 15 minutes, so I have been able to take directly the final bracketed shots. ;)

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Taken on August 22, 2012