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. The convent buildings now house the headquarters of the Normandy Regional Council.

Further information

  • Guided tour
  • Free tour


Base rate - full rate adult : 4 € Gratuities : €
Price Min. Max.
Base rate - full rate adultVisite guidée pour les individuels : 4 € / adulte. Gratuit pour les moins de 18 ans. 4€
GratuitiesVisites libres gratuites.

Means of payment

  • Debit cards
  • Postal or bank cheques
  • Cash

Proposed services


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


  • Shop
  • Play area
  • Bicycle parking