If you are at all interested in the UK's Norman heritage, you HAVE to see William the Conqueror's memorial and his tomb. What I love about the Abbaye is that there is plenty of normal City life going on too - a wedding and a baptism were in full swing when we visited. You have the option of a proper guided tour around the whole of the Abbey premises, which I did take many years ago and which is fascinating, but we were pressed for time so focussed on the cloisters, the abbey church and the fabulous Caen stone staircase spiralling up from the cloister/town hall corner.
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