Abbaye aux Dames, Caen
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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Abbaye aux Dames Reviews
Très belle abbaye, mais attention aux horaires d'ouverture si vous arriver après 18h ou avant 10h. Office à 10h45 le dimanche more »Very nice Abbey, but beware of opening hours if you arrive after 6pm or before 10am. Office at 10:45 am on Sundays
C'est un monument chargé d'histoire, je vous conseille une visite guidée pour ne pas passer à côté de cette histoire qui est raconté par un guide passionnant ! Les jardins sont également agréable et t... more »It is a monument laden with history, I advise you a guided tour not to pass by this story that is narrated by an exciting Guide! The gardens are also nice and very pleasant.
Love coming here and seeing the change of exhibitions. Always so peaceful.
Free entry to such a historic building
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