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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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Esplanade Jean Marie Louvel | Caen City Hall, 14027 Caen, France
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

A must during this 950th anniversary of Williams win in England. Very moving to see. The marker is simple and understated. You may be disappointed if you expect it to be like those at St Dennis in Paris.More

Thank RivardNM
Abbaye-aux-Hommes, Responsable relations publiques at Abbaye aux Hommes (Men's Abbey), responded to this review

Hello RivardNM, Thank you for taking a few moments to comment on your visit to the Men's Abbey. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your visit. Admittedly, the architecture may seem very simple, but it fits perfectly Norman style ... Sober and efficient...More

Reviewed 2 November 2016

Do not expect this to be elaborate and highly enriched......this cathedral was built in a more austere time. What there is however is nevertheless impressive. The shear scale of the building is enough to rival most European Capitals cathedrals. Inside there are some lovely stained...More

3  Thank Big_Jeff_Leo
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This church is very basic inside, but I went to see the tomb of William the Conquerer. I was in there alone and I saw the whole church in about 10 min. You can obviously stay longer but other than the grave there is only...More

2  Thank paulaspassport
Reviewed 1 October 2016

The complex is amazing. Standing across the road at Eglise Saint-Etienne le Vieux gives the best view. We did not going into the Abbaye (pay to enter) but did go into the church Église Saint-Étienne (free) where William the Conquerer's tomb is. The tomb is...More

2  Thank mitsilad
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

May be a bit jaundiced having seen about 10 cathedrals over the last week, but this large church not very spectacular. Expected a bit more from the the tomb itself. Great organ concert going on however.

Thank Jon C
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Visited this church for its connection with St Albans. Huge construction, always wondering how the builders were able to build such monuments. Worth the trip but do go on the afternoon when guides are available. If not we found excellent booklets describing the history and...More

Thank jean p
Reviewed 19 September 2016

A wonderful vision when one approaches the Abbey from the Place St Sauveur, where one can appreciate its harmonious lines and its many spires. The adjacent convent is now used as the Town Hall and the whole complex, with its extensive flower garden, is quite...More

Thank lauraH6806MQ
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We were led around by a member of staff from the tourist bureau who was knowledgeable and informative with excellent English. It makes a marvellous visit with a series of splendid rooms and cloisters with the church as the highlight.

Thank John P
Reviewed 10 September 2016

There are guided tours for both the Abbaye-aux-Hommes and Abbaye aux Dammes, but they are available only at 2pm, and 4:30pm, so it didn't work for us, the good thing is that if you go there in the morning you will probably have the whole...More

Thank Leoserodio
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is a real landmark of medieval church architecture. Associated with and burial place of William the Conqueror, it is also one of the first uses of ribbed vaults, which would come to be one of the key characteristics of later Gothic architecture (this is...More

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danae1869
bonjour, je voudrais savoir le prix de l´entré avec guide et sans guide
24 June 2015|
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Response from chantalou167 | Reviewed this property |
Prix d'entrée 7€ comme indiqué par Zorguette, visite complète ( bâtiments conventuels + abbatiale St Etienne), laquelle est obligatoirement guidée et dure environ 1h30. L'accès à l'abbatiale St Etienne seule (tombeau de... More
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