William The Conqueror And His Abbey Church

You can learn about William the Conqueror and his abbey church by heading to Caen in Normandy. The abbey church of Saint-√Čtienne is part of the Abbaye aux Hommes (the Men’s Abbey). The abbey is a former Benedictine monastery and is dedicated to Saint Stephen. It was founded in 1063 by William the Conqueror and […]

If I Was A Tourist For A Day in Caen

¬† Once upon a time a young man called William made Caen in Normandy his main place of residence. However, he wasn’t just any young man; he was Duke of Normandy also known as William the Conqueror. Today, you can walk in his footsteps by visiting the abbeys he founded as well as the castle […]

Best places to visit medieval Normandy

This year is the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. A series of events will be held throughout the region to celebrate. If you'd like to find out more about William the Conqueror's Normandy this article from Brittany Ferries highlights the best places to visit.http://bit.ly/1QrteoC Shared by Chris at www.normandygiteholidays.comPhoto of Bayeux Cathedral by […]

Resting place of William the Conqueror in Normandy

The Abbaye Aux Hommes in Caen, Normandy is the original resting place of William the Conqueror. The abbey was founded by William in 1063 and he was buried here in 1083. Post by Chris of Gavray Gites. Credit for the photo to mynormandie.fr More photos of the exterior and interior of the abbey can be […]