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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 yesterday

Just passing in Caen for a day, we went to the "abbaye aux hommes" and did enjoy a great visit. Go directly to the main entrance in the "Hotel de Ville" = city hall and buy your tickets for a guided tour (fast appointment and...More

Thank morningsummit
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely church built by William the Conqueror in 1065 in Norman Romanesque style which sheltered the people of Caen during the Battle of Caen in WWII. William the Conqueror's grave is near the altar. You can take a guided tour or just...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife is fluent in French but we bought not inexpensive tickets to enter it. Only afterwards did we discover on a self-guided tour you could only visit the cloisters and a couple of exhibition rooms. We went to see the grave of William the...More

Thank GrItravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The abbey is spectacular from the outside (there’s only one way in, don’t think you can access anything from the outer wall like we did or you’ll have a long walk!), especially from the town hall side. The inside is very nice, although I wish...More

Thank chowso
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

William the Conquerer is the star attraction at this Abby church. Although largely rebuilt after WWII it reminds one of an era when the Dukes of Normandy were also the Kings of England.

Thank Rod H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I didn't pay for the tour of the rest of the building such as the cloisters, but the main building is just a very large and old ecclesiastical building. Architecture buffs would probably appreciate its proto-gothic style, though. The thing that lifts it out of...More

Thank Hornado
Abbaye-aux-Hommes, Responsable relations publiques at Abbaye aux Hommes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 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 30 May 2018

We were keen to see the final resting place of William the Conqueror, buried at the east end of the great church attached to the abbey he had founded in 1062/3. There are numerous signs indicating that the guided tours start at the city hall,...More

Thank Julie A
Abbaye-aux-Hommes, Responsable relations publiques at Abbaye aux Hommes, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018
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Bonjour, Merci à vous d'avoir pris quelques instants pour rédiger ce commentaire suite à votre visite à l'Abbaye-aux-Hommes. Nous sommes...More

Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

We made a special effort to get to the abbey ten minutes early, in time for what was advertised as a 2:30 pm guided tour. However when we got there, we were told that the only tours were in FRENCH. The women at the front...More

Thank TravelerMike9999
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

I participated in an informative tour here, which I would recommend, almost ten years ago and had only been back for business at the town hall until now. There was a very good exhibition about Charlotte Corday, a fascinating character of the Revolution. The exhibition...More

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Abbaye-aux-Hommes, Responsable relations publiques at Abbaye aux Hommes, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018
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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 sommes...More

Reviewed 11 February 2018

Nice and impressive historical place. Just forget about hundreds of years passed and feel XIth century breath. Tomb of Guillelmi - just stay over it for few minutes. Mention that is placed in more sacred place than altar itself - where can you feel more...More

Thank ralex65
Abbaye-aux-Hommes, Responsable relations publiques at Abbaye aux Hommes, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018
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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

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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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