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Abbaye aux Hommes (Men's Abbey)

Esplanade Jean Marie Louvel | Caen City Hall, 14027 Caen, France
+33 2 31 30 42 81
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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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"red door"
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"final resting place"
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"guided tour"
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"grand building"
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"lovely stained glass"
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"beautiful monument"
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"interesting features"
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"small exhibition"
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"thousand years"
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"buried here"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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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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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

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Abbaye-aux-Hommes, Responsable relations publiques at Abbaye aux Hommes (Men's Abbey), responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

We were on a personal William the Conqueror tour and wanted to stop by his desecrated tomb. We parked in the underground lot beneath the plaza and walked to the entrance of the Hotel de Ville. When we arrived at the door there was a...More

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Abbaye-aux-Hommes, Responsable relations publiques at Abbaye aux Hommes (Men's Abbey), responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 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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Reviewed 15 January 2018

My teenage son and I strolled through this impressive Abbey and enjoyed it. We sort of fumbled upon it as we strolled the lovely shops and cafes in the town. We were thrilled to see the final resting place of William the Conq. - Grounds...More

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Abbaye-aux-Hommes, Responsable relations publiques at Abbaye aux Hommes (Men's Abbey), responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

Nice to walk through on a self guided basis. No audio guide available, but there are some placards with historic information in a couple of places. The day we were there (weekend), they seemed to be running a revolving door of weddings with wedding party...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

An impressive cathedral that has William the Conqueror's tomb at the front altar. a quiet and contemplative place.More

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Abbaye-aux-Hommes, Responsable relations publiques at Abbaye aux Hommes (Men's Abbey), responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017
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Bonjour, Merci d'avoir pris quelques instants pour rédiger ce commentaire. Nous apprécions toujours les retours de nos visiteurs sur leur...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Entrance to the abbey church (St.Etienne) is free, through a small door out of sight around the curved end of the church. To view the fine cloisters go into the large building to the left of the church - where the monks used to live...More

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Abbaye-aux-Hommes, Responsable relations publiques at Abbaye aux Hommes (Men's Abbey), responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017
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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

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Wonderful building full of history, well worth a visit the architecture is so interesting, our group took a trip round this and the special exhibition which was on at the time.More

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Abbaye-aux-Hommes, Responsable relations publiques at Abbaye aux Hommes (Men's Abbey), responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017
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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

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

A truly grand example of a classic Norman place of worship. The architecture is simple yet magnificent, with many interesting features including alcoves with beautiful original paintings. Of course it is also the resting place of arguably on of the greatest influences in our history...More

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Abbaye-aux-Hommes, Responsable relations publiques at Abbaye aux Hommes (Men's Abbey), responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017
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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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