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.
Saint-Etienne de Caen, a Benedictine abbey commonly referred to as the Men's Abbey was consecrated in 1077. The 18th century monastic buildings now house the Caen City Council. You can enjoy a tour of the cloister, wainscoted rooms adorned with paintings, the Guardroom and the grand staircase.
William the Conqueror's tomb is in the choir of the abbey-church.
Guided tours :
- In French, from October 1st to March 31th from monday to friday at 10:30am and 2:30pm. On Sundays (only during school holidays) at 10:30am, 2:30pm and 4pm.
- From April 1st to June 30th and in September : in french, every day at 10:30am, 2:30pm and 4pm. In English every day at 11am, 1:30pm and 4pm.
- From July 1st to August 31th : in french, every day at 10am, 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5:30pm. In English every day at 11am, 1:30pm and 4pm.
Rate for adult group : between 3,00€ and 7,00€ (Rate per person, according to the services provided)
School group rate : between 3,00€ and 7,00€ (Rate per person, according to the services provided)
Mean(s) of payments : Carte bleue, Postal or bank cheques, Holiday vouchers, Cash, Eurocard - Mastercard
Pets allowed : yes
|Monday||08:30 to 17:00|
|Tuesday||08:30 to 17:00|
|Wednesday||08:30 to 17:00|
|Thursday||08:30 to 17:00|
|Friday||08:30 to 17:00|
Accessibility : Hearing handicap, Mental handicap