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Abbaye aux Dames, Caen
(4.1/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Within buildings, unfortunately, were not. The impression that the allowed group. However, they have inside the Abbey and Park, a large area where you can freely walk and consider and Park, and buildings from the outside, which we did. The place is beautiful, calm and quiet, with friendly atmosphere. There were very few tourists.
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  • What beautiful back in history the Abbey is magnificent and reserve a good review of our story!
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  • A place majestic, breathtaking, punctuating with delicacy that part of Norman history. The Abbey of Queen Mathilde merit recollection and especially a detour.
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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