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The whole abbey is simply magnificent. The outside is a towering beauty, and once inside the simplicity continues, but it is a stunning simplicity. The tomb of Queen Matilda, consort of the Conquerer is in the same vain, beautifully simple.
Walking around the neighbourhood, ventured in and stood at the back and took in the magnificence of this ancient structure. As a service was in progress did not get to see too much up close but did add to the atmosphere. The Abbaye is on...More
We were enthralled by Abbaye aux Dames which exudes historical importance as the burial place of Mathilda of Flanders, who married William the Conqueror (who is buried at Abbaye aux Hommes). Unlike Abbaye aux Hommes which charges a ripoff 7 Euros for a very bad...More
Disappointed by the visit since the abbey has become an administrative center and there is not much to visit anymore. Perhaps more interesting with a guide able to enter the rooms which we found mostly closed
Impressive contrast between white walls and dark (red-and-black) colours in altar, over Mathilda's tomb. Historical place, but as for me not because of ancient stones and Mathilda's grave only, but first of all due to atmosphere of love and peace over Her grave stone -...More