Shown on the map above and on the list below, all articles referencing an abbey.

Caen City Hall and Abby of Men

Caen – Introduction

Caen, city of William the Conqueror, is a main part of Normandy’s history, including WWII. But you end up with mixed feelings of this city.

St. Etienne-Le-Vieux church in Caen

Caen – Some Of The Churches

Caen is also known as the “city of 100 church bells” and as the name says, there are a lot of churches, abbeys and monasteries in this former royal city. William the Conqueror, who lived and reigned here, had several built (and the enormous fortress/castle). Before WWII there were some 40 churches in the city, but …

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A view of Fecamp from the cliffs

Fecamp – Introduction

Fecamp is a small city that relied on its long distance fishing fleet. It is all the home of the famous Benedictine liqueur.

Trinity Abbey entrance in Fecamp

Fecamp – Trinity Abbey

The Trinity Abbey church in Fecamp is quite interesting. Building started in the year 659 and expanded over the centuries to become quite big church. The Fecamp City Hall is built against it, and across the road you’ll find the ruins of the Dukes of Normandy Castle.

Beauport Abbey of Paimpol, Brittany

Paimpol – Beauport Abbey

The Beauport Abbey in Paimpol, Brittany was built in 1202. It was one of the first buildings in Paimpol. Today, most of the abbey is a ruin, but it can still be visited. It is also the starting point of one of the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage routes.

Paimpol Tourist Office View

Paimpol – Introduction

Paimpol is a rather large town, some 7100 inhabitants, located on the Northern part of Brittany. It’s a pleasant town, and therefore you’ll see many tourists during the summer month, attracted by the harbour, beach and restaurants.

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