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.


Base rate - full rate adult : 5,50€
Base rate - full rate adult : between 3,00€ and 4,00€
Rate for adult group : 5,00€
School group rate : between 30,00€ and 45,00€

Mean(s) of payments : Carte bleue, Postal or bank cheques, Holiday vouchers, Cash, Eurocard - Mastercard


Pets allowed : yes


Start date : 01/07/2019 - End date : 31/08/2019
Monday08:00 to 18:30
Tuesday08:00 to 18:30
Wednesday08:00 to 18:30
Thursday08:00 to 18:30
Friday08:00 to 18:30
Saturday09:30 to 18:30
Sunday09:30 to 18:30

Start date : 01/09/2019 - End date : 31/12/2019
Monday08:00 to 18:00
Tuesday08:00 to 18:00
Wednesday08:00 to 18:00
Thursday08:00 to 18:00
Friday08:00 to 17:00
Saturday09:30 to 13:0014:00 to 17:30
Sunday09:30 to 13:0014:00 to 17:30

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Accessibility : Hearing handicap, Mental handicap

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