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.
Mise à disposition de gel hydroalcoolique, parcours de visite aménagé, port du masque obligatoire, nettoyage régulier.
Base rate - full rate adult :
Mean(s) of payments : Postal or bank cheques, Carte bleue, Cash, Eurocard - Mastercard, Holiday vouchers, Contactless payment
Languages spoken :
Pets allowed : no
From Saturday, January 2, 2021 to Sunday, January 31, 2021
From Monday, February 1, 2021 to Monday, May 31, 2021
From Tuesday, June 1, 2021 to Wednesday, June 30, 2021
From Thursday, July 1, 2021 to Tuesday, August 31, 2021
From Wednesday, September 1, 2021 to Thursday, September 30, 2021
From Friday, October 1, 2021 to Friday, December 31, 2021
Find out more informations on the calendar.