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Abbaye de Mortemer

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Abbaye de Mortemer

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Rue de Mortemer A 5 kilomètres de Lyons-La-Forêt, 27440 France
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Normandy D-Day Beaches & American Cemetery Trip with Lunch from Paris
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Normandy D-Day Beaches & American Cemetery Trip with Lunch from Paris

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If you’re interested in World War II history, don’t let limited time in Paris stop you from visiting the Normandy D-Day battlefields and beaches. On this guided tour from Paris, visit Memorial de Caen, the American Military Cemetery, and Omaha Beach. Entrance fees are included to save you the hassle of planning out all the details. You can also upgrade for hotel pickup and drop-off and lunch for a seamless experience.
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AnnaNLCH wrote a review Oct 2020
Haarlem, The Netherlands2,635 contributions157 helpful votes
It's a beautiful area to walk around and explore. Must go towards the forest and take walk through the forest with the wooden dukes and kings. At the back is a beautiful mangrove forest. The ruins are nice, not very extensive. The pigeonhouse is interesting to see. Also walk towards the mill (on the right after you enter). Beautiful trees there. We had great weather so it was a relaxing place to enjoy. We spent about 2 hours.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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annette s wrote a review Sep 2019
Jersey, United Kingdom73 contributions59 helpful votes
We arrived at the Abbaye unaware that it was a ruin but perhaps we should have done more research beforehand. There was a note in the door to say that you must put your 6;euros in an envelope and take a ticket. On the back of the ticket is a code which allows entry into the grounds. There is no one to speak to and you are left to your own devices. Apart from the main home and the ruins, there’s absolutely nothing to see. There was no information about the abbey other than in french and that was very limited. No info with our ticket either. At no point did anyone come out to see us so we had no idea where we were allowed to walk etc. We were there 20 mins and had seen the entire property. Total waste of money.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Geoffy wrote a review Jul 2016
Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom900 contributions281 helpful votes
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The price, at 6 Euros each, was rather on the high side for what's there - (outside of) a large house built within the ruins of a 12th century abbey (it wasn't clear if this was actually a surviving or re-modelled part of the abbey), the large 15th century 'dovecot' also used as a prison for a century or more before the abbey went into decline, and a walk through the woods around a couple of small lakes. This takes you along the 'Chemin des Ducs' where there are metal crosses around various rather odd wooden carvings representing the Dukes of Normandy (mostly, of course, also English kings or royalty from William the Conqueror) - slightly interesting, but the walk is pleasant enough. This seemed a good way to pass an hour before heading on to lunch in nearby Lyons-la-Foret, and so it proved. The ticket office staff were pleasant and helpful, and provided a leaflet and map in English. Except for toilets, there's nothing else here (i.e no cafe or food available) unless you want to take the guided tour of the house or 'ghost museum' (extra cost, limited times - can't comment as we did neither) or arrive when there's some sort of event on (see their website - there's an English version). It's open 11am to 6:30pm May to end August; much more limited for the rest of the year. Nothing special, but OK to while away a little time (or take a picnic).
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Date of experience: July 2016
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