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Abbaye aux Dames

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Address: Place de la Reine-Mathilde, 14035 Caen, France
Phone Number: 33 2 31 06 98 98
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Beautiful place and garden up the hill

This is an attraction that depicts the grave of the wife of William, the Conqueror, and so it is full of joy. There are guided tours in the afternoon, however if you go there in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Leoserodio
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an attraction that depicts the grave of the wife of William, the Conqueror, and so it is full of joy. There are guided tours in the afternoon, however if you go there in the morning you will most likely have the whole place for yourself.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nave of the old abbey church is really huge: very high, wide with lots of columns, and the altar, on the contrary, is modest, simple. The simplicity of the altar contrasts with Apse's bright colors frescoes on a domed ceiling and stained glass windows. A pity that we were not allowed to 5 hectares Michel d'Ornano park which is next... More 

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Thank Dalmik
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful visit to the Abbaye aux Dames. The buildings are stunning and it is very tranquil even in the height of the season. Recommend a visit.

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Brunssum, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

Beautiful place, but because it's a working building all you can really do is walk along the gallery. The free guided tour makes no concession to non-French and only includes a couple of rooms.

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Thank slimjimdrake
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Very beautiful from what we could see on the outside - unfortunately on weekends only opens at 14:00h !! We had planned on a morning at Caen and had plans for continuing our journey through Normandy so we were unable to stay longer.

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Caen, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

The inside is pure zen, clean lines and if you get there at the right time, tranquil. Go to the center of the building and hum loudly and you will hear a Gregorian chant echo that will send chills down your spine. I believe it is a beautiful stone sound box, beautiful and cool in the summer and well worth... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Free of charge but nothing special to see. Probably it will be more interesting if you manage to join one of the free tours.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

A well preserved Romanesque building with Gothic era additions. Also the burial site of Queen Mathilda, wife of William the Conqueror.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Had guided tour all in French because I was only English speaker, but guide spoke perfect English and was able to explain anything I couldn't follow. Very interesting place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

We tagged along on a French speaking tour after being told tours weren't available in English. The guide did not go out of his way to accommodate us, but it was still worthwhile to tag along. Ease of access to assorted rooms and areas that we might not have been able to visit if we were wandering on our own.... More 

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