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Abbey of Bec-Hellouin was once the most influential abbeys in the Anglo-Norman kingdom. When you visit, you’ll find yourself on the banks of a peaceful river, where you can explore some of the finest ecclesiastical architecture of the 17th and 18th century. On the tour, you will experience the cloister, the 15th century bell tower of Saint-Nicolas, the monastic quarters, the abbey church, and a display of crafts and artifacts made by the monks.
Like all abbeys, this site maintained annals of the house, but uniquely its first abbots also received individual biographies, brought together by the monk of Bec, Milo Crispin. For Abbey of Bec-Hellouin and beyond, use our Le Bec-Hellouin trip builder to get the most from your Le Bec-Hellouin vacation.
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Abbey of Bec-Hellouin reviews
We came across this beautiful town by accident, it is one of the most beautiful villages we have ever visited. Ideal location for a picnic or lunch and then to take an afternoon stroll around the...
We came across this beautiful town by accident, it is one of the most beautiful villages we have ever visited. Ideal location for a picnic or lunch and then to take an afternoon stroll around the... more »
The location is lovely. But there isn't that much to see at the abbey itself, and a total lack of information makes for an underwhelming visit. The village itself is very pretty. A nice place to stop.... more
The location is lovely. But there isn't that much to see at the abbey itself, and a total lack of information makes for an underwhelming visit. The village itself is very pretty. A nice place to stop.... more »
Totally surreal and beautiful place made all the better by the warm welcome by the monks who were about to begin a service. What an important place this has been over the years. Lovely gift shop too.
This is definitely a must if in the area, or perhaps even plan a day trip, beautiful place for a picnic or lunch, then have an afternoon stroll around the historic village. We are a young family of four
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