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Abbaye de Hambye

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A Stunning if unexpected Tourist Site

When I was invited to visited this Site, I figured I'd be going to see a small church in a small... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Beautiful derelict abbey

This is a very scenic spot with the beautiful haunting ruins of the abbey church - very tranquil... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
Saint-Lo, France
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

When I was invited to visited this Site, I figured I'd be going to see a small church in a small town. Much to my surprise, it turned out to be a major Abbey that dated back many centuries. The church itself is a shell...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

This is a very scenic spot with the beautiful haunting ruins of the abbey church - very tranquil and well worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

Last day in Hambye; an hour before we have to take our leave...what to do? Eat, drink or take in some culture? Well we'd eaten and drunk our way through Normandie so culture it was. Off we went for a 5 minute looky.....so wrong.....we could...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 13, 2018

This hidden away gem, not far from the Normandy beaches of D-Day, is well worth your while. It's open April - November, and apart from the interest of the abbey itself and its painstakingly preserved and restored buildings, it's story of the restorer that is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2017

The atmosphere and location are wonderful; you can just imagine what it once was, which is a shame - but he ruins have a majesty and magic added to by location - worth a bit of a detour

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

A lovely place to visit, very peaceful, lots of information in English. Very reasonably priced as well. Certainly worth a visit on a sunny day.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 6, 2017

I stopped at Hambye based purely on a road sign pointing to a 13th Century abbey. I was returning from the abomination that was Mont st Michel so needed a bit of tranquility (visited a lot of Norman Abbey's so suspected it would be nice,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Mark H
Reviewed July 26, 2017

We spent a very enjoyable couple of hours visiting the Abbey. The staff in the ticket office/bookshop were very friendly and helpful. The architecture is very impressive and the printed guide you receive for your visit provides useful insights into how each building has been...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank patgmac
Reviewed March 14, 2017

As i was travelling in March this abbaye was not open (opens in April) but there is a nice walk around the abbaye with some beautiful views. I shall return in April.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Francoise C
Reviewed July 22, 2016

A very well maintained site with a small museum on local Hambye fabric painting, plus exhibition on monastic life plus an informative collection of artworks. A well stocked bookshop, Tourist Information centre and pleasant staff. From here, drive into the village for a light meal...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Jacqueline W
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