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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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Lovely Church in the centre of Caen

The Church is quite dark inside but this is mainly due to the building bolted onto the side of it. The Stained windows are as a result much more in contrast and there fore there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The Church is quite dark inside but this is mainly due to the building bolted onto the side of it. The Stained windows are as a result much more in contrast and there fore there details is emphasized as a result of it.Well worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I really came here to visit the tomb of William the Conqueror and was rather disappointed because it is nothing special at all, not what I had imagined, rather plain if anything. The building itself is well worth seeing.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a not-so hidden gem in Caen. It is immense, grand, complete with largesse. Built by William the Conquerer in the 12th century, and despite WWII, much of this structure remains. Many of the town of Caen sheltered inside this Abbey during the WWII raids. There is apparent shell fire reminders on some of the walls. It is loaded... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The standard visit is not really worth it. However it might be interesting if you are on a guided tour. There are definitely better churches to go visit. This however is a very cool example of Norman Gothic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Beautiful building from the outside. The entrance is expensive (except for the free entrance to the church of course)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Historical place, not very visited and well kept but makes the place more intimate for a view into the past.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

It is a lovely cathedral and grounds, but (when we were there) sadly lacking in any available restroom facilities (they were closed due to another function in the area). Thus our visit was shorter than intended. So be prepared, but well worth seeing and much better maintained that the Women's Abbey! Harrumph.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Church itself is magnificient with daily french masses. However, to get into the abbey one need to go on a French only tour at 2pm, the time of which is not suitable for us. We opted for self guided tour of the cloister (the ticket says you could see a number of rooms like the refectory) as well as the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

First, William the Conqueror was thrown out of his grave some time back, and even thought they wanted to believe they still had a femur, that was put aside once the French Revolution emptied his grave. World War II damage was limited so that at least is good. The best of the visit was the view from the east. Flower... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We visited on Easter Monday Roth our two children. Our daughter wasn't impressed by the Norman architecture or William the Conqueror's tomb, but the rest of us were! The photos showing life in June and July of 1944, when the Abbeye was full of refugees, are sad and give a sense of what it must have been like in Caen... More 

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Additional Information about Abbaye aux Hommes (Men's Abbey)

Address: Address: Esplanade Jean-Marie-Louvel, 14027 Caen Cedex 09 Caen, France
Phone Number: 02-31-30-42-81
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Caen
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm  2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm  2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm  2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm  2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm  2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm  2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm  2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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