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Abbaye aux Hommes (Men's Abbey)

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Address: Esplanade Jean-Marie-Louvel, 14027 Caen Cedex 09 Caen, France
Phone Number: 02-31-30-42-81
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Abbaye is impressive

This monastery Abbaye aux Hommes attracted us most, and upon arrival to the city of Caen. It's really impressive.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Prague, Czech Republic

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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This monastery Abbaye aux Hommes attracted us most, and upon arrival to the city of Caen. It's really impressive.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We did not go on a tour, but still greatly enjoyed the abbey. Even in winter, the cloisters are so serene and give a great view of the church towers. The church is the main highlight of the abbey, and is a fascinating mix of Romanesque and Gothic styles. I was also very interested to learn about the people who... More 

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I haven't been yet However The Corbett or Corbeau is my family name with a proud history From my Grandfather fighting in the 3rd Canadian Army June 6th 1944 Normandie to My family name Fighting with King william (barons of caus) in turn King william gave many castles / estates in England/wales to The Corbeau Would be nice to see... More 

Thank James M
Normandy, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is where William the Conqueror is buried, and where he ruled as Duke of Normandy. It's now part of the Caen city hall, and it's very well preserved. It's a worthwhile visit.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

There are tours available and these are worthwhile and recommended if only to understand the French perspective of William the Conqueror's trip to England!

Thank Outofthelaw
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Beautiful place, not to miss: the grave of William the Conqueror. Make sure to take a guided tour to get more in-depth information!

Thank Kerstin W
Dublin, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

For under 5€ you can take a tour that beings in the Mairie de Caen. The tour describes the history of the monastery in use for the monks, then as a boy's school, and now as a government building. The history weaves in and out combining old with new. There is also various architectural explanations. The cloister and garden in... More 

Thank Kayla W
Swansea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

This is a must visit for all history and architecture buffs. The Tomb of William the Conquer is in the Abbey but the building also host museums and art exhibitions

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Solon, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

It is an impressive structure located in the town. The scale of these buildings never cease to amaze considering the era that they were built. well worth a visit.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We had walked past earlier in the day, and hadn't realised that the grave of William the Conqueror was here. So, we came back and tried to make sense on notice about guided tours, etc., at the Hotel de Ville, but in the end went in and asked if it was possible to make an unaccompanied visit. Of course it... More 

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