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Abbaye aux Dames

Place de la Reine-Mathilde, 14035 Caen, France
+33 2 31 06 98 98
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Place de la Reine-Mathilde, 14035 Caen, France
+33 2 31 06 98 98
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well worth the trip out from the centre. Impressive buildings and the church is beautiful especially some of the stained glass

Thank Viewlander
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the edge of the city centre this is the sister Abbey of the Abbaye aux hommes. Commissioned by Queen Matilda, wife of William the Conqueror it is now her resting place. Mostly undamaged in the d-day battle it is worth a visit but is...More

Thank Kath M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To reach this abbey on foot which entails a not too strenuous walk to the top of the hill on which this Abbey is located, one suggests taking the Rue des Chanoines which is a direct shot leading to the plaza fronting the church. William...More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This church is very light and well-maintained. It looks to be 100 years old rather than 1,000. Queen Matilda is buried here.

Thank Hawaii-Biker
Reviewed 23 April 2017

There appeared to be not very much to see at this Abbey. Queen Mathilde's grave is there but covered by either glass or perspex not sure which which reflect light from the main windows behind it so you cannot really see it properly. Lovely ceilings...More

Thank Stebham
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This Abbey is a little bit of a walk from downtown but worth it if you have time. Its very minimalist inside, and I was the only one in there when I went.

1  Thank paulaspassport
Reviewed 30 September 2016

The Abbaye now houses the town administration so we did not see inside. However the Église abbatiale de la Trinité was open and houses the tomb of William the Conquerer's Queen. The whole complex and park are beautiful.

1  Thank mitsilad
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This is an attraction that depicts the grave of the wife of William, the Conqueror, and so it is full of joy. There are guided tours in the afternoon, however if you go there in the morning you will most likely have the whole place...More

Thank Leoserodio
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Nave of the old abbey church is really huge: very high, wide with lots of columns, and the altar, on the contrary, is modest, simple. The simplicity of the altar contrasts with Apse's bright colors frescoes on a domed ceiling and stained glass windows. A...More

Thank Dalmik
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Beautiful visit to the Abbaye aux Dames. The buildings are stunning and it is very tranquil even in the height of the season. Recommend a visit.

Thank Denise W
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