Men’s Abbey

Local nameL'Abbaye aux Hommes
LocationCaen, France

The Abbey of Saint-Étienne, also known as Abbaye aux Hommes by contrast with the Abbaye aux Dames, is a former Benedictine monastery in the French city of Caen, Normandy, dedicated to Saint Stephen. It was founded in 1063 by William the Conqueror and is one of the most important Romanesque buildings in Normandy.

Tags Place of WorshipAbbeyChristianChurchRomanesque Architecture
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Opening hours

1 Oct - 31 Mar
Mon - Fri: Tours 10.30 am - 2.30pm
Sat: non guided tours only

1 Oct - 31 Mar during school holidays: check the website, please

1 Apr - 30 June:
Tours daily 10.30 am, 2.30 pm, 4 pm
Closed: May 1

1 July - 31 Aug:
Guided tours daily: 10 am, 11 am, 12.30 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, 5:30pm


Discovery circuit: 2 €
Temporary exhibition: 3 €
Combined: 4 €

More information and contact


Official website

Phone +33 2 31 30 42 81

Address Hôtel de Ville, 14 100 Caen, France

Coordinates 49°10'54.198" N -0°22'25.377" E

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