Overlooking the city of Caen, the Romanesque abbey of the Abbaye aux Dames is one of the jewels of Norman heritage. It still houses in its choir the tomb of its famous founder, Matilda of Flanders, Duchess of Normandy, Queen of England and wife of William the Conqueror. From the 11th century crypt to the 18th century convent, the abbey church and its illustrious ladies cover 950 years of history.

Further information

  • Guided tour
  • Free tour

Opening

From Thursday 02 May to Tuesday 24 December
Monday Open from 8h30 to 12h30 and from 13h30 to 18h
Tuesday Open from 8h30 to 12h30 and from 13h30 to 18h
Wednesday Open from 8h30 to 12h30 and from 13h30 to 18h
Thursday Open from 8h30 to 12h30 and from 13h30 to 18h
Friday Open from 8h30 to 12h30 and from 13h30 to 18h
Saturday Open from 14h to 18h
Sunday Open from 14h to 18h

Pour les particuliers : visite guidée tous les jours à 14h30 et à 16h y compris week-end et jours fériés (sauf les 1er janvier, 1er mai et 25 décembre).Pour tous : accès au parc de 5 hectares avec un panorama unique depuis le cèdre du Liban sur la ville de Caen.

From Thursday 26 December to Tuesday 31 December
Monday Open from 8h30 to 12h30 and from 13h30 to 18h
Tuesday Open from 8h30 to 12h30 and from 13h30 to 18h
Thursday Open from 8h30 to 12h30 and from 13h30 to 18h
Friday Open from 8h30 to 12h30 and from 13h30 to 18h
Saturday Open from 14h to 18h
Sunday Open from 14h to 18h

Pour les particuliers : visite guidée tous les jours à 14h30 et à 16h y compris week-end et jours fériés (sauf les 1er janvier, 1er mai et 25 décembre).Pour tous : accès au parc de 5 hectares avec un panorama unique depuis le cèdre du Liban sur la ville de Caen.

Prices

Base rate - full rate adult : 5 € Rate for adult group : 3 €
Price Min. Max.
Base rate - full rate adultVisite guidée pour les individuels : 5€. Gratuit pour les moins de 18 ans. 5€
Rate for adult groupRéservation obligatoire. 3€
  • Gratuities

Means of payment

  • Debit cards
  • Postal or bank cheques
  • Cash

Proposed services

Equipments

  • Picnic area
  • Auditorium
  • Fully equipped meeting room
  • Outdoor games

Services

  • Shop
  • Play area
  • Bicycle parking