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Abbaye aux Dames

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Place de la Reine-Mathilde, 14035 Caen, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting a building with style and good design is always a pleasure. The glassed in cloisters make a lovely warm spot on a cold winter day, and the snippets of history are interesting. Loved the stone stairway and swirling banisters - if I had been...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jane P
Reviewed 12 December 2018

It is behind buildings along the main street, but there are small 'secret' entrances into it. The interior is amazing with its height, and the acoustics are very nice when they have something playing on the speakers. Entrance was free (I hope).

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Shane C
Reviewed 9 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank susankavanagh
Reviewed 23 September 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LAM487
Reviewed 24 July 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!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank elindoo
Reviewed 30 June 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!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank chowso
Reviewed 27 June 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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank KLBTraveller
Reviewed 25 June 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?

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Rod H
Reviewed 12 June 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Patricia S
25 September 2018|
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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.