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Abbaye aux Dames

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Place de la Reine-Mathilde, 14035 Caen, France
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The abbey has pretty cloisters and the adjacent church is very interesting, but because the buildings are now used by the local government they are not all open to the public. We went on a guided tour which was only available in French and went...More

Thank susankavanagh
Reviewed September 23, 2018

The whole abbey is simply magnificent. The outside is a towering beauty, and once inside the simplicity continues, but it is a stunning simplicity. The tomb of Queen Matilda, consort of the Conquerer is in the same vain, beautifully simple.

Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Always great to visit the old cathedrals of Europe. Not the most grand, but worth the visit if you are in the area.

Thank LAM487
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Love looking at churches and this one is just as beautiful as the next. Stopped here as part of our tour of Juno beach. Glad we did!

Thank elindoo
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

A nice little church with a bonus crypt and modern stained glass. The grounds are lovely and the attached council buildings are so lovely and French!

Thank chowso
Reviewed June 27, 2018

Walking around the neighbourhood, ventured in and stood at the back and took in the magnificence of this ancient structure. As a service was in progress did not get to see too much up close but did add to the atmosphere. The Abbaye is on...More

Thank KLBTraveller
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Set on a hill on the opposite side of Caen, it looks down across the Chateau to its distant male counterpart, the Abbaye aux Hommes. Who said women weren't important in the Middle Ages?

Thank Rod H
Reviewed June 12, 2018

Sister church to the Abbaye Aux Hommes where her husband is buried, this is similar, except that it is the burial place of the rather less well known Queen Mathilde. Free.

Thank Hornado
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

We were enthralled by Abbaye aux Dames which exudes historical importance as the burial place of Mathilda of Flanders, who married William the Conqueror (who is buried at Abbaye aux Hommes). Unlike Abbaye aux Hommes which charges a ripoff 7 Euros for a very bad...More

Thank TravelerMike9999
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Disappointed by the visit since the abbey has become an administrative center and there is not much to visit anymore. Perhaps more interesting with a guide able to enter the rooms which we found mostly closed

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Response from Rod H | Reviewed this property |
Apologies, I was thinking of the accommodation at which I stayed. The church would be fine for limited mobility.
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