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 :
School group rate : Between 0,00 € and 30,00 €
Base rate - full rate adult : Between 3,00 € and 5,00 €
Base rate - full rate adult : Between 6,00 € and 8,00 €
Base rate - full rate adult : Between 8,00 € and 9,00 €
Other group rate : Between 2,00 € and 3,50 €
Mean(s) of payments : Postal or bank cheques, Carte bleue, Cash, Eurocard - Mastercard, Holiday vouchers, Contactless payment
Languages spoken :
Pets allowed : no
From Saturday, April 1, 2023 to Sunday, April 30, 2023
From Tuesday, May 2, 2023 to Friday, June 30, 2023
From Saturday, July 1, 2023 to Thursday, August 31, 2023
From Friday, September 1, 2023 to Saturday, September 30, 2023
From Sunday, October 1, 2023 to Sunday, December 24, 2023
From Tuesday, December 26, 2023 to Sunday, December 31, 2023
Find out more informations on the calendar.