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Abbaye aux Dames, Caen

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In repentance for marrying, cousins William the Conqueror and Mathilda of Flanders ordered Abbaye aux Dames built along with its neighbor, Abbaye aux Hommes (Men's Abbey). The women's abbey was dedicated to the Holy Trinity. Each church is considered one of the most notable Romanesque buildings in Normandy. Built in Caen stone during the 11th century, both churches had the ribbed vault, used for the first time in France, added to them in about 1120. Use our Caen travel itinerary maker to visit Abbaye aux Dames on your trip to Caen, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • A very beautiful church, Caen is part of the city at 100 cloches. You have several beautiful churches in Caen, but this one is worth a visit.
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  • Founded around 1060 by Mathilde of Flanders, wife of Guillaume le Conquérant, the Abbey to the ladies home services in the Region, a guided tour allows you to discover more in depth, a church where the tomb of Matilda and a beautiful park at the bottom of which is the regional contemporary art Fund. A bit far from the depravity of downtown the Abbey to the ladies is worth a visit for its many attractions, historic, artistic and beautiful walks.
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  • A walk in October 2015 to "Petrushka" because it's somewhere quiet and infrequent! We won't have to come across someone who recognize you! Unfortunately access to the panorama at the foot of the Lebanon Cedar is forbidden since already months or even more, and obviously competent authorities seems not decided to act to restore access. In any case, good memories of a discreet and romantic walk. When the next
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  • I got married in this church. It has many special memories
  • Beautiful Abbey
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  • Nice place, away from hustle and bustle of the city centre although 5 minutes walk from the port. The premises are beautiful and very pretty Church. The Abbey still suffer from comparison with the Abbaye aux Hommes, most majestic, larger and featuring a visit guided better. If you do not have time to visit both during your stay respectively therefore prefer the Abbey than men to ladies.
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  • Beautiful Abbey
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  • Sober and elegant beauty of this Gothic Abbey