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William the Conqueror is buried here and many English lords as well! It is a magnificent building and there are organ recitals held here as well as the daily church services and Sunday Mass.
L’Abbaye aux Hommes - Caen Voilà ce que coûta à Guillaume Le Conquérant son mariage avec Mathilde de Flandres, sa lointaine cousine. C’est pour se dédommager auprès de l’Église que le Duc de Normandie fit fonder en 1063 cette Abbaye aux Hommes, où son tombeau abrite aujourd’hui son fémur, ultime…
Magnifique endroit que ce soit intérieur ou extérieur accolé à la mairie de Caen.
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