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Abbaye aux Dames

Place de la Reine-Mathilde, 14035 Caen, France
33 2 31 06 98 98
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Ranked #5 of 12 attractions in Caen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Truro, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Well worth the walk, try and get a visit to the crypt, very peaceful. Look for the large chest of drawers, and then try and workout what the strange piece of wood sticking out of the floor is for!

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

A must-see church for anyone interested in 11th century Norman architecture or William the Conqueror.

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Perth, Australia
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43 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

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.

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Cheshire
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117 reviews 117 reviews
33 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

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.

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Cardiff
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

In my opinion not quite as spectacular as the Abbaye aux Hommes, but still a must see if in Caen. Don't miss Matilda's tomb.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

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.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Our enthusiastic young guide had lots to say and lead the tour expertly in both English and French. We just found it a bit long.

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