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“Very strange!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Abbaye aux Hommes (Men's Abbey)

Abbaye aux Hommes (Men's Abbey)
Esplanade Jean-Marie-Louvel, 14027 Caen Cedex 09 Caen, France
02-31-30-42-81
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Caen
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Caen, France
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“Very strange!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

The 'Abbaye aux Hommes' or other wise known as 'Men's abbey' is located west of Caen center. As you arrive go through the main entrance and you find yourself a bit lost, there is no real sense of direction anywhere in the abbey, you just sort of wonder around looking at things. After this head over to the 'Women's abbey' on the other side of Caen about 15 mins walk away. Here there is a little more to see, for example any number of art exhibitions currently running.

Visited November 2011
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“monastery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

what a visit, the guide was very interesting and so was the history of the monastery

Visited November 2011
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“William the Conquerors grave”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

William the Conquerors grave has pride of place in the Church of Abbaye aux Hommes and is free to visit. The church was very clean and well maintained with the outer walls lined with small annexes or chapels each to a different saint. While we were there the organ was playing - and very impressive it was too. Definitely worth a visit and within walking distance of Caen Castle and William the Conquerors Chateau ruins within its walls.

Visited August 2011
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“A bit of a let down”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2010

The signs point to the town hall when in fact the entrace is around the corner via a small red door. As the final resting place of William the Conqueror it was a bit underwhelming. You've got to go as it is William but it takes 5 mins tops.

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