Another very old and impressive abbey, as mentioned before, well worth the walk in the old town. Always time to stop for a hot coffee or a cold beer.
Located in the Old Town of Caen within the walled area, the Abbeys are a nice place to look around, there is also a herb garden, art museum and you can walk the fortress walls.
This is a hidden gem. It is uphill from the canal quay side and is truly lovely. It has a very calming atmosphere inside as is only fitting for such an ancient religious building. There was a wedding function on the day which added to the charm.
Tucked in among the modern buildings we nearly walked right by it. It is so sad to see it is not allocated the funding for maintenance of other buildings. If it is a sunny day and you parked near the Men's Abby and you have time to walk over to it then it is worth the walk. If you are... More
Nicely located at the eastern end of Caen, this elegant abbey was curiously deserted at the weekend when I visited. The guided tours had been cancelled for no obvious reason, there was hardly a soul around - but all rooms were open. There was a small gallery of paintings, all of them scenes of Normandy in the Impressionist manner but... More
Caen city itself isn't anything special but the cathedral has nice grounds and an excellent tomb for William the Conqueror. But it's really the only real attraction in this rather disappointing city.
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