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Abbaye aux Hommes

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The Men's Abbey : A masterpiece of medieval art and 18th century. William the Conqueror Born in Falaise in 1027, William was the son of Robert the Magnificent, the future Duke of Normandy, and Herleva, a tanner’s daughter. Upon his father’s death...more
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Esplanade Jean Marie Louvel | Caen City Hall, 14027 Caen, France
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a treat for fans of 11th century architecture; practically the moment when Norman was invented. Then just to spoil you, a choir of later Gothic that seamlessly flows and melds. Start with the Abbaye aux Dames which is stunning enough, and enjoy!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wife and I toured this Abbey by ourselves, Very busy but worth it! Backpack inspection. Nice piece of history. Must visit while in Caen

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Abbaye aux Hommes and Abbaye aux Dames were built as penance for a marriage not sanctified by the organised religion of the day. I wanted to see them both. You can walk from one to the other in about 20 minutes via the Eglise...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Abbey was consecrated in 1077. It was paid for by William the Conqueror and it is his final resting place following his death in 1087. He has such historical significance that this is absolutely a must see attraction if you are in Caen.

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Reviewed 23 September 2018

The final resting place of William the Conquerer is a fitting setting for someone of such magnitude. The Abbey itself is a brilliant building, nearly 1,000 years old, with a matching history. The strength of the place is somehow appropriate, and one Caen's best visitor...More

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Abbaye-aux-Hommes, Responsable relations publiques at Abbaye aux Hommes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
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Bonjour, Merci à vous d'avoir fait part de votre satisfaction sur la qualité de votre visite à l'Abbaye-aux-Hommes. Nous espérons...More

Reviewed 21 September 2018

Don't miss this. It's spectacular. Loved seeing the tombstone for William the Conqueror; beautiful formal garden; very nice restroom facilities in the administrative building; lovely postcards you buy on the "honors system"More

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Abbaye-aux-Hommes, Responsable relations publiques at Abbaye aux Hommes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
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Bonjour, Un grand merci à vous d'avoir pris quelques instants pour rédiger ce commentaire suite à votre visite à l'Abbaye-aux-Hommes....More

Reviewed 13 August 2018

When I visited the Abbaye aux Hommes the only way to access the inner area of the Abbaye was to buy a ticket to the exhibition on refugees being displayed. The building is also being used by government offices. However, the church is free to...More

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Abbaye-aux-Hommes, Responsable relations publiques at Abbaye aux Hommes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
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Bonjour, Un grand merci à vous d'avoir pris quelques instants pour rédiger ce commentaire suite à votre visite à l'Abbaye-aux-Hommes....More

Reviewed 7 August 2018

This must be one of the most enchanting cathedrals in Northern France. If you stop in Caen, stop in and enjoy.More

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Abbaye-aux-Hommes, Responsable relations publiques at Abbaye aux Hommes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
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Bonjour, un grand merci à vous d'avoir pris quelques instants pour rédiger ce commentaire suite à votre visite à l'Abbaye-aux-Hommes....More

Reviewed 4 August 2018

Beautiful example of an ancient abbey, well preserved and maintained. Thankfully survived bombing in WW2. Well worth a visitMore

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Abbaye-aux-Hommes, Responsable relations publiques at Abbaye aux Hommes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
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Bonjour. Merci d'avoir pris quelques instants pour commenter votre passage à l'Abbaye-aux-Hommes. Nous sommes ravis de savoir que vous avez...More

Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

This cathedral survived to the bombs of the Second World War and hence it is well preserved. It is definitely the best example of romanique style in Normandy. The facade is beautiful. The interiors are quite dark, creating an ancient atmosphere. In the central choir,...More

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church 9.30am-1pm & 2-7pm Mon-Sat, 2-6.30pm Sun, cloister 8.30am-5pm Mon-Fri, 9.30am-1pm & 2pm-5.30pm Sat & most Sun
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