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  • Address: 100 Rue de l'Ancienne Mairie, Caen, France 14000
  • Hours: Varies, depending on season

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Abbaye aux Hommes Tours

The Abbaye de Saint Étienne (Saint Stephen's Abbey) in Caen is also known as the Abbaye aux Hommes (Men's Abbey), to distinguish it from the Women's Abbey close by. If it looks a bit like an English cathedral, you're on the right track – this stunning example of Norman Romanesque architecture indeed served as the inspiration for so many churches on the other side of the Channel. (Although keen-eyed visitors will notice the Gothic apse, a sign of the church's architectural evolution.)

There are two highlights of the Men's Abbey; the first is the tomb of William the Conqueror, whose mark on Normandy has never been forgotten. The second is a bit of a hidden gem – the cloistered gardens, accessible by going through the town hall. It's another world inside there, and a favorite with photographers.

Practical Info

The Abbaye aux Hommes has varying open hours, so it is best to consult its website before visiting. Hours are dependent on the season and the regional school calendar. The former monastery is sometimes open for individual exploration and guided tours, although it is, of course, closed when religious ceremonies are in progress.

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Private Tour: Rouen, Bayeux, and Falaise Day Trip from Rouen, Rouen, null
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Private Tour: Rouen, Bayeux, and Falaise Day Trip from Rouen

Discover the hidden secrets and top attractions of Normandy on this private day trip to Rouen, Bayeux, and Falaise from Rouen. Explore the medieval streets of ...  Read more

Location: Rouen, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Private Tour: Rouen, Bayeux, and Falaise Day Trip from Caen, Caen, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: Rouen, Bayeux, and Falaise Day Trip from Caen

Your family or small group up to 3 can visit historical Normandy with your guide/driver in a spacious air-conditioned minivan. Spend a fantastic day in ...  Read more

Location: Caen, France
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $598.54
Private Tour: Rouen, Bayeux, and Falaise Day Trip from Bayeux, Bayeux, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: Rouen, Bayeux, and Falaise Day Trip from Bayeux

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Explore France’s history and discover the jewels in the crown of Normandy on this private day trip to Rouen, Bayeux, and Falaise from Bayeux. Follow a private ...  Read more

Location: Bayeux, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $598.54
Private Tour: Bayeux Sightseeing and Caen Day Trip from Bayeux, Bayeux, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: Bayeux Sightseeing and Caen Day Trip from Bayeux

Let a private guide introduce you to Normandy’s fascinating history on a full-day private tour of Bayeux and Caen. Start by exploring Bayeux's medieval ...  Read more

Location: Bayeux, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $103.40
Private Tour: Caen Sightseeing and Bayeux Day Trip from Caen, Caen, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: Caen Sightseeing and Bayeux Day Trip from Caen

Delve into the history of Normandy on a full-day private tour of Bayeux and Caen. Enter Bayeux Cathedral, see the famous Bayeux Tapestry at Bayeux Tapestry ...  Read more

Location: Caen, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $112.90
Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Bayeux and Caen, Caen, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Bayeux and Caen

While in port in Le Havre, spend a day exploring the historic Normandy cities of Bayeux and Caen on this private shore excursion. Enjoy expert commentary from ...  Read more

Location: Le Havre, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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