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William the Conqueror

William the Conqueror

A story you can have fun learning.

Once upon a time in Normandy, in the town of Falaise, began the fabulous story of William "the Bastard", later to become William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy and King of England...

To learn his story, simply join us, as we tell you of his Epic Adventure. Over a medley of riddles, accounts and historic sites, we will take you on a discovery tour of the greatest ever figure in Calvados's history. So let's go!

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William the Conqueror in pictures

Caen's castle ©Musée de Normandie
Caen's castle ©Musée de Normandie
Women's abbey in Caen ©A. Guérin
Women's abbey in Caen ©A. Guérin
Bayeux cathedral ©S. Guichard
Bayeux cathedral ©S. Guichard
Bayeux Tapestry ©Tapisserie de Bayeux
Bayeux Tapestry ©Tapisserie de Bayeux
Men's abbey in Caen ©Calvados Tourisme
Men's abbey in Caen ©Calvados Tourisme
Statue of William the Conqueror in Falaise ©G. Wait
Statue of William the Conqueror in Falaise ©G. Wait
Varaville ©D. Paillard
Varaville ©D. Paillard
Medieval festival in Bayeux ©S. Guichard
Medieval festival in Bayeux ©S. Guichard
Statue of William the Conqueror at the Bayeux Tapestry ©Calvados Tourisme
Statue of William the Conqueror at the Bayeux Tapestry ©Calvados Tourisme
Caen's castle ©Calvados Tourisme
Caen's castle ©Calvados Tourisme
Falaise castle ©J. Basile
Falaise castle ©J. Basile

William the Conqueror

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Abbaye aux Dames

CAEN

The Ladies' Abbey in Caen, is a Benedictine abbey founded by William the Conqueror's wife Matilda. William, in turn, founded the Men's Abbey.

Abbaye aux Dames
Région Normandie Place Reine Mathilde , 14000 CAEN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 06 98 45

 

Abbaye aux Hommes

CAEN

The Men's Abbey is one of two religious edifices, along with the Ladies' Abbey, to have been founded in Caen, Normandy by William the Conqueror in 1063.

Abbaye aux Hommes
Hôtel de Ville Esplanade Jean-Marie Louvel , 14027 CAEN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 30 42 81

 

Cathédrale Notre-Dame

BAYEUX

A masterpiece of Romanesque and Gothic art, the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Bayeux is one of Normandy's major heritage sites.

Cathédrale Notre-Dame
, 14400 BAYEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 28 28

 

Château Ducal

CAEN

Built around 1060 by William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy then King of England, the ducal castle in Caen is now home to the Musée de Normandie (Normandy ...

Château Ducal
, 14000 CAEN
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 30 47 90

 

Eglise Notre-Dame

DIVES-SUR-MER

The Notre-Dame church in Dives-sur-Mer on Normandy is an 11th century Romanesque church associated with the story of William the Conqueror.

Eglise Notre-Dame
, 14160 DIVES-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 91 24 66

 

Tapisserie de Bayeux

BAYEUX

The famous Bayeux Tapestry is one of many museums not to be missed in Calvados.

Tapisserie de Bayeux
13 bis rue Nesmond , 14400 BAYEUX
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 51 25 50

 

William the Conqueror's Castle

FALAISE

Relive the story of William the Conqueror in 3D! An exceptional visit for the whole family to enjoy at Falaise Castle!

William the Conqueror's Castle
Place Guillaume Le Conquérant , 14700 FALAISE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 41 61 44