Abbaye aux Hommes (Men's Abbey), Caen

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In repentance for marrying, cousins William the conqueror and Mathilda of Flanders ordered Abbaye aux Hommes (Men's Abbey) built along with its neighbor, Abbaye aux Dames ("Ladies' Abbey"). The men's monastery was dedicated to St. Stephen. 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. The current Hôtel de Ville, or town hall, of Caen is built onto the building’s South Transept. Use our Caen travel route planning website to arrange your visit to Abbaye aux Hommes (Men's Abbey) and other attractions in Caen.
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  • If you go through Caen take some time to visit the Abbey to men in Caen home of William the Conqueror c is a beautiful site and extend your visit to the Abbey to the ladies home Mathilde of Flanders married William the Conqueror guides are Nice and give a lot of detail
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  • Huge building, a visit should be omitted during any visit of Caen. Particularly interesting is the tomb of William the Conqueror, which is obviously very well maintained. Free admission - appropriate clothing is of course.
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  • The Foundation of our Normandy, a sublime place, founded by our Duke and King of England... A must-see,... It is unfortunately for the most part, the administrative offices and reception
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  • Definitely worth visiting. The tomb of William the Conqueror is here. The history of this building is also very interesting. during the WW2 bombings much of the city's population took refuge here and this building was damaged a few times but reconstructed.
  • Beautiful church next to a lovely landscaped garden. Great place to take a few photos.
  • Very beautiful church and abbey grounds. Built by William the Conquerer so a strong connection to England
  • Very interesting. Worth doing a guided tour!
  • The monastery is impressive
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