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. Add Abbaye aux Dames to your Caen travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Caen online journey planner .
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  • Nice building that House hotel in region. Beautiful gardens with the colors of autumn. Abbey Romanesque, bathed in light, simple and pretty, the choir houses the tomb of Queen Mathilde. Of beautiful modern stained blue and Red behind the choir. Beautiful baptismal.
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  • One of the splendours that offers the city of Caen. This Abbey is also well located next to the building area, the City Hall and a very nice Park.
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  • Very nice visit with the ladies of Abbey of Caen building exciting guide is in very good condition and load of history (s)
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  • Wonderful to see a wedding in the autumn sun.
  • Even though I'm not really into churches, cathedrales and abbeys, this one really impressed me through its atmosphere and grandiosity. Also, don't forget to visit the most beautiful parc nearly.
  • Founded around 1060 by Matilda of Flanders, William the Bastard's spouse, the Abbaye-aux-Dames (Women's Abbey) was consecrated on 18th June 1066 and dedicated to the Holy Trinity.
  • I got married in this church. It has many special memories
  • Sober and elegant beauty of this Gothic Abbey
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