(Abbey for Men) was founded by William the Conquerer in the 11th century. Its abbey church, the Romanesque Église St-Etienne
, is the finest in Caen
The Abbaye-aux-Hommes was founded by William the Conqueror in 1067
as penance for marrying his cousin, Matilda (who founded the Abbaye aux Dames
for the same reason). The Conqueror himself was buried in the church.
The Early Gothic choir replaced the original Romanesque sanctuary in 1202
. The earliest example of … [More]