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Abbey of Bec-Hellouin

3 Place de l'Abbe Herluin, 27800 Le Bec-Hellouin, France
+33 2 32 43 72 60
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Hike “la voie verte” and enjoy the peace

I walked on the former railroad which has been turned into a motorized vehicle free road in the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
belasajt
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Ubud, Indonesia
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MONEY FOR NOTHING !!

We are staying on the "St. Nicholas camp site" which is a busy but good & well maintained camp site... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
carol f
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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The majestic and peaceful Abbey of Notre-Dame-du-Bec stands in the heart of the Bec valley, on the banks of the narrow river that gives the site its name. This charming abbey, which has once again housed a community of Benedictine monks since 1948, features some of the finest ecclesiastical architecture of the 17th and 18th century. The tour includes the cloister, the 15th century bell tower of Saint-Nicolas, the monastic quarters, the abbey church and concludes with a display of crafts and artefacts made by the monks. Open: > 1st October to 31st May: from Monday to Saturday: tours at 10.30 a.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. ; Sundays and public holidays: tours at noon, 3 p.m., 4 p.m. > 1st June to 30th September: from Monday to Friday: tours at 10.30 a.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. ; Sundays and public holidays: tours at noon, 3 p.m., 4 p.m. Closed: > Tuesdays. > 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 5,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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3 Place de l'Abbe Herluin, 27800 Le Bec-Hellouin, France
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I walked on the former railroad which has been turned into a motorized vehicle free road in the woods and enjoyed a peaceful time before arriving to the village of Le Bec Hellouin. The bell tower is amazing even though I couldn’t get in. A...More

Thank belasajt
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

We are staying on the "St. Nicholas camp site" which is a busy but good & well maintained camp site catering for many 'stop over night' clients to & from the ports. Many British campers use this place,so as we're here we thought we'd visit...More

Thank carol f
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

The problem with this place is that for the ticket you get a guided tour that includes: visit of the church (which is anyhow free) the monastery ring and an one hour story of the place, with remarks on the French history (otherwise free on...More

Thank MikiBrussels_Belgium
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

A walk around the grounds provides some beautiful views of both the Abbey itself, the neighbouring village and the countryside but it could have been made so much better with a few interpretation boards. The shop was closed (seemingly being refurbished) and it was not...More

Thank JJHDerbyshire
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

A stroll through the Abbaye grounds and around the lovely little village was a nice way to idle away an hour or so. We considered touring the inside of the Abbaye but when we went to the shop where the tickets are booked the monk...More

Thank AllanJGJ
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Actually the medieval remains are not that many, however they are beautiful-especially the impressive gate, and the 18th century part, though built in a rather severe style is very interesting too. The park though not entirely open to the visit is splendid and the small...More

Thank famille_LENIQUE
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Lovely old buildings in a village around since the middle ages. A tour would be recommended as the buildings can only be seen from the outside otherwise.

Thank Sssk_solihull
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

If you are in the area, it is worth a stop. We had a very nice walk through the grounds and the nearby town is lovely. There's giant 11th century tower in the middle of the abbey and an active church with services. It's free.

Thank MarcSantaCruz
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Well worth a visit with family, the village itself is beautiful classic Normandy cottages, very peaceful, lovely views of surrounding countryside. The abbey buildings include an impressive tower, different from anything you will see in UK and linked with early archbishops of Canterbury. Free to...More

Thank SouthEastFamilyFour
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Unfortunately visits to the interior of the abbey buildings are restricted to 10.30am and mid afternoon. We arrived at 11am and enjoyed strolling around the grounds and observing the impressive buildings from outside. The chapel was open, and is certainly worth a visit.

Thank daktari_on_safari
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joe141
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Response from David P | Reviewed this property |
From the USA I guess you will be flying to Paris Charles de Gaulle. That is to the north east of Paris. Le Bec is pretty much west of Paris. There are trains from Paris to Bernay the nearest largish town, then I guess taxi... More
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