Abbey of Bec-Hellouin, Le Bec-Hellouin

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Abbey of Bec-Hellouin was once the most influential abbeys in the Anglo-Norman kingdom. When you visit, you’ll find yourself on the banks of a peaceful river, where you can explore some of the finest ecclesiastical architecture of the 17th and 18th century. On the tour, you will experience the cloister, the 15th century bell tower of Saint-Nicolas, the monastic quarters, the abbey church, and a display of crafts and artifacts made by the monks.

Like all abbeys, this site maintained annals of the house, but uniquely its first abbots also received individual biographies, brought together by the monk of Bec, Milo Crispin. For Abbey of Bec-Hellouin and beyond, use our Le Bec-Hellouin trip builder to get the most from your Le Bec-Hellouin vacation.
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  • We enjoyed the visit of this Abbey, it has undergone many transformations over the centuries, so to enjoy, I highly recommend you take the tour made by the monks.
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  • It remains that some elements of the Abbey including the imposing Tower of St Nicolas of English inspiration (not be visited), many of the original buildings have disappeared, replaced by more recent; Despite the lack of things to visit the place impresses with its serenity and the beauty of its trees, creating an atmosphere that extends to the small nearby village (charming village however it is excessive to consider among the most beautiful in France). A short guided tour of some buildings is possible, and it must pass through the shop which offers pretty earthenware. The most interesting part is the Church located in the former refectory which enjoys a nice lighting by sunny weather.
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  • very nice and very big Abbey to visit during a trip in the region. The village is also wonderful with its timber-framed houses.
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