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Address: Place de la Reine-Mathilde, 14035 Caen, France
Phone Number: 33 2 31 06 98 98
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Incredible historical place to savour!

The abbaye is a beautiful peaceful spot to discover in Caen. We went inside the church while a man was playing beautiful music on the organ. So beautiful, it was difficult to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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172 reviews 172 reviews
62 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The abbaye is a beautiful peaceful spot to discover in Caen. We went inside the church while a man was playing beautiful music on the organ. So beautiful, it was difficult to leave! It's a great spot out of the way, out of the whirlwind!

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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We missed the guided tour (French only) to the main Abbaye aux Hommes and went to this Abbaye for a guided tour. The Abbey part of the building is now used by the local council. It is not too obvious where the meeting point of the free tour is, but we never regreted. It is a small group of only... More 

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Not nearly as elaborate as the Abbey des Hommes across town, but it has Queen Matilda's grave, and presumably her remains. You have to be a fan of Matilda to end up here, or maybe early architecture.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is a good change of pace after being though huge tourist centers. A peaceful place, and a nice walk to unwind a little bit.

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East Sussex
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26 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Because this abbey is not situated in the centre of the city like the other one it must get less visitors (we were the only ones), but it's also well worth a visit. Architecturally stunning (and free - English cathedrals take note!)

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Burlington, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We stumbled on the french tour for this one. The tour was very informative, though the abbey is not well signed and we had a bit of trouble finding the entrance. Really enjoyed the visit to the crypt and seeing Mathilda's tomb

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

As the Abbaye aux Hommes, you'd never realise the significance of this beautiful old abbey in a sleepy area of the town unless you'd read the guidebooks. Very serene, understated & quite beautiful. The tomb of Queen Mathilde has a beautiful stained glass window behind. Completely free & definitely worth a visit.

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Calgary, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We walked to the Abbey from the tourist office, it was a nice walk through the city. We missed the tour for the day, but it was still a beautiful place to visit.

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Wroclaw, Poland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Nothing special, looks way better from the outside than inside. I would never say it's 'must see', but if somebody likes churches-like interiors...

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England
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

If you only have time tout see one historic site in Caen make it this one. Tomb of Queen Matilda, the wife of William thé conqueror. Free entry, well worth the visite.

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