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“Historic Abbey within a Quaint Village”

Abbey of Bec-Hellouin
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Staying in a small village where the centerpiece is a magnificent Abbey was a highlight of our trip. We would unwind from the days travels by strolling around the grounds of this beautiful and peaceful Abbey. The Abbey bells make a wonderful sound that you can hear around the valley.

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Reviewed June 17, 2012

We visited The abbey about 3 years ago. It is a fabulous place, made memorable by the wonderful singing and tranquil atmosphere. The adjacent village is very pretty, lovely galleries and restaurants and a great antique shop about 400 metres up the hill from the abbey. Definitely worth spending time. We are heading back this year.

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