We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Le Bec-Hellouin - Abbaye du Bec-Hellouin, 27800 Le Bec-Hellouin, France
Phone Number:
+33 2 32 43 72 60

The majestic and peaceful Abbey of Notre-Dame-du-Bec stands in the heart of...

The majestic and peaceful Abbey of Notre-Dame-du-Bec stands in the heart of the Bec valley, on the banks of the narrow river that gives the site its name. This charming abbey, which has once again housed a community of Benedictine monks since 1948, features some of the finest ecclesiastical architecture of the 17th and 18th century. The tour includes the cloister, the 15th century bell tower of Saint-Nicolas, the monastic quarters, the abbey church and concludes with a display of crafts and artefacts made by the monks. Open: > 1st October to 31st May: from Monday to Saturday: tours at 10.30 a.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. ; Sundays and public holidays: tours at noon, 3 p.m., 4 p.m. > 1st June to 30th September: from Monday to Friday: tours at 10.30 a.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. ; Sundays and public holidays: tours at noon, 3 p.m., 4 p.m. Closed: > Tuesdays. > 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 5,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 204 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 15
  • 13
    Very good
  • 7
  • 1
  • 0
Stunning architecture, peaceful pretty village

Well worth a visit with family, the village itself is beautiful classic Normandy cottages, very peaceful, lovely views of surrounding countryside. The abbey buildings include an... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2017
London, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

204 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 36: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 18, 2017

Well worth a visit with family, the village itself is beautiful classic Normandy cottages, very peaceful, lovely views of surrounding countryside. The abbey buildings include an impressive tower, different from anything you will see in UK and linked with early archbishops of Canterbury. Free to visit, reasonably priced creperie in the village. Recommend you link with a visit to nearby... More 

Thank SouthEastFamilyFour
Level Contributor
172 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2017

Unfortunately visits to the interior of the abbey buildings are restricted to 10.30am and mid afternoon. We arrived at 11am and enjoyed strolling around the grounds and observing the impressive buildings from outside. The chapel was open, and is certainly worth a visit.

Thank daktari_on_safari
Prestatyn, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2016

This free to visit Abbey is an absolute must see. I have never seen any Abbey so impressive and just beautiful, grounds are lovely too

Thank janh32016
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
154 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2016

The village itself is worth a visit and the Abby is a real bonus. Only a small part of the building is available to view and that is by guide only. The talk is in French only so not easy unless fluent. However still worth the walk around. Interesting direct link with Canterbury with Archbishops coming from this place.

Thank NickyPuss
Grantham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
324 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2016

Three senior staying near Brionne decided to visit, and we are so glad we did. Conducted tours are on every week day apart from Tuesdays, and are at 10.30; 3.00 & 4.00pm. A small fee is charged. Don't expect the Tour Guide to speak English, she tries, but then why don't we just learn French !! The tours are good,... More 

Thank Peter F
Level Contributor
47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

We stayed just for a short visit. The Abbey was beautil to look around though we couldn't go in. The town is definately worth a stop.

Thank john M
Level Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2016

They abbey building looks like it was built in very rich times, looks expensive whereas the interior of the abbey's church is simple, you would rather say naked walls and alter. Next to the abbey is the village of Le Bex itself a must see for every tourist in the area.

Thank hugobelgium
Lausanne, Switzerland
Level Contributor
351 reviews
200 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2016

Le Bec Hellouin was a bit of a deception. Nice serie of wooden small colorful houses finishing with the tourism office, in front of a church, but that's it. We could just see the abbey from the outside, big walls, an old nice bell tower, a church quite new and empty. Big green park around.

Thank aa27
Bo'ness, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
Reviewed April 14, 2016

Great place to stay in pleasant historic village. Pleasant rooms, especially off courtyard. Excellent restaurant with modern French cooking. Will attempt to stay in this hotel as we travel to the South of France. Close to tarmacked cycle way through Normandy!

Thank Stephen Q
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
193 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Spent the afternoon wandering around the Abbey Gardens and the village of Le Bec Hellouin. It's peaceful and quiet. It doesn't take long to walk from end to end but the architecture and gardens are beautiful.

Thank PeterBOrner

Travelers who viewed Abbey of Bec-Hellouin also viewed


Been to Abbey of Bec-Hellouin? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Abbey of Bec-Hellouin and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Abbey of Bec-Hellouin staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?