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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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"historical place"
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"beautiful stained glass"
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"well worth the trip"
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"guided tour"
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"abbey church"
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"resting place"
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"buried here"
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"worth a visit"
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"flanders"
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"mathilde"
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 8 May 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
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Reviewed 3 March 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

Thank laloon
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

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 8 February 2018 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 6 February 2018

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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