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Abbaye aux Dames

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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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2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Private Tour: Bayeux Sightseeing and Caen Day Trip from Bayeux

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Peaceful

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 30, 2014
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Palm Coast, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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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154 reviews 154 reviews
26 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I really enjoyed this visit. We came after Abbaye aux Hommes and were pleasantly surprised. tranquil and peaceful, worth the walk from town

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We walked down from the castle, and found the Abbaye fairly easily. Entering into the building we were faced with a man begging which was a little disconcerting, going through a door to the left we entered the main part of the building, the vault with beautiful columns rising up. The building was plain with little decorative stone work, although... More 

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London
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

If you want a church which is peaceful, quiet, beautiful and not packed with tourists - this is the place for you. A five minute walk from downtown and well worth the trip!

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