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It is hiden in the fields north of Falaise. This Cistercian abbey of women was founded early in the twelfth century and became royal abbey thereafter, was the center of a large rural estate with the surrounding landscape bears traces. After skirting a former city wall , we come to the gatehouse, reception building of the Abbey of the thirteenth century exceptionally preserved in its original structure and recently restored. The abbey was rebuilt largely in the eighteenth century, was destroyed during the French revolution with the exception of agricultural use of buildings, with for example the beautiful Tithe Barn. It remains monastic buildings, the outer wall of the cloister, elegant 1750 building which reflects the wealth of the monastery.

Practical InformationAddress : 1, chemin de l’Abbaye 14420 Villers-Canivet
: +33(0)2 31 90 81 80
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Individuals: From May to the third week of September, guided tours from Wednesday to Sunday from 2 p.m to 6 p.m . Open on public holidays (by appointment opportunity to visit Monday & Tuesday : do a phonecall).

Groups: all year by appointment from 9 a.m to 6 p.m

Norman Abbeys
Norman Abbeys

Abbayes de Normandie - Route historique
28, rue Raymond Aron
BP 52
76824 Mont-Saint-Aignan Cedex

+33 (0)2 35 12 41 60
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