Abbaye aux Dames

The Abbaye aux Dames was founded in 1060 by Matilda, William the Conqueror's wife, and consecrated on June 18th 1066. The abbey, a masterpiece of Norman Romanesque art, together with the 18th century convent and the French-style garden form a stunning ensemble.


GUIDED TOURS: Standard rate: 4 € - Discounted rate: 2 € - Under 18s: free

Duration of visit

1 hr

Guided tours

GUIDED TOUR: Convent, abbey and crypt: daily 2.30pm-4pm

Opening time

Abbey (Normandy Regional Council head office):
8.30am-12.30pm/1.30pm-6pm from Monday to Friday and 2pm-6pm at weekends
01/11-31/03: 8am-6pm
01/04-31/10: 8am-8pm

Annual closing

01/01, 01/05 and 25/12

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