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Abbaye aux Hommes
Abbaye aux Hommes

Abbaye aux Hommes

Free admission
Varieert, afhankelijk van het seizoen
100 Rue de l'Ancienne Mairie, Caen, France, 14000

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De Abbaye aux Hommes heeft wisselende openingstijden, dus het is het beste om voor je bezoek de website te raadplegen. Uren zijn afhankelijk van het seizoen en de regionale schoolkalender. Het voormalige klooster is soms open voor individuele verkenningen en rondleidingen, hoewel het natuurlijk gesloten is als er religieuze ceremonies plaatsvinden.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Abbaye aux Hommes is an ideal spot for art and history lovers.
  • The site is wheelchair accessible.
  • The church is free to enter; the cloisters require a small fee.
  • Tickets are sold at the information desk inside the Hôtel de Ville.
  • English tours are only available in July and August.
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How to Get There

Abbaye aux Hommes is located on Rue de l'Ancienne Mairie in Caen. The complex is less than 1 mile (1 kilometer) southwest of the Caen Castle (Château de Caen). If you are arriving on foot or by car, follow the signs for the Hôtel de Ville.

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When to Get There

The abbey is open year-round with varying hours, so it is best to consult its website before visiting. From April to September, tours generally begin daily at 10:30am, 2pm and 4pm. During the rest of the year, tours are offered on weekdays, typically at 10:30am and 2pm. Peak season for Caen, as well as the entire region of Normandy, is during the summer months. June especially sees many travelers who come to commemorate the anniversary of the D-Day landings.

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Abbaye aux Dames

Go to the abbey’s counterpart, the Abbaye aux Dames (also known as the Abbey of Sainte-Trinité, or the Holy Trinity Abbey) is a Benedictine convent nearly one thousand years old. From Abbaye aux Hommes, walk about 25 minutes through the historic core of Caen, along the way, passing through the grounds of William the Conqueror's enormous castle.

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