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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
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"queen matilda"
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"black marble"
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"beautiful stained glass"
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"well worth the trip"
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"abbey church"
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"buried here"
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"worth a visit"
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"altar"
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"conqueror"
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"hommes"
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"abbeys"
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"flinders"
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"contrast"
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"pope"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressive contrast between white walls and dark (red-and-black) colours in altar, over Mathilda's tomb. Historical place, but as for me not because of ancient stones and Mathilda's grave only, but first of all due to atmosphere of love and peace over Her grave stone -...More

Thank ralex65
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An unplanned visit caused by the heavy snow inland, so we undertook no research prior to the visit. So my review is simply based on our brief observations. The most striking point that I observed was the interior of the building almost a thousand years...More

Thank Andrew J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting L’Abbaye aux Hommes we thought we should also visited the tomb of Matilda de Flanders which was a short drive away. We found available parking on the street in front of the entrance. We enjoyed seeing this church. The lavender glow through the...More

Thank JohnGalt2
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Last day in Caen, we ventured up the hill and walked through the Abbaye. Windows were very pretty, overall Abbaye was very clean and interesting.

Thank kewood99
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Attend to a scientific day, the room was really nice with nice audio/video setup. Food was good too.

Thank Pascal R
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

A very bright, lovely simple interior, with a few brilliant highlights. The stained-glass by the altar, magnifique! And there above, a ceiling painting To mistily the imagination. Peaceful.

Thank Christopher P
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

An absolute must: a delightful church, with an extraordinarily simple and elegant architecture, with several elements of note (have a look at the stoup in the entrance, the figures of the capitals, the ancient chapels), attesting to a millenia of religious devotion. Next to lovely,...More

Thank Pierre L
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 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
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 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
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

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

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