- WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR'S HERITAGE
WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR'S HERITAGE
A 05 minutes à pied / 05 minutes walking from the hotel
The Ducal palace:
Symbol of the history of the town, the castle is one of the vastest medieval walled compound of Europe. You can see traces of its long history through the remaining mounments such as the dungeo, the Church Saint Georges and the Lodging house of governors. Entering the main gate, you penetrate into what is now space of exhibition ( Museums ) and shows ... The walls also provided some of the most beautiful sights over town.
The Men's Abbey:
William the Conqueror started building in 1066 after the vatican blamed him for marrying his distant cousin, Mathilda the princess of Flanders. Nowadays, you can visit the church, the convent and a large part of what is now the city hall.
The Women's Abbey:
Founded is 1059 by William the Conqueror and his wife Mathilda, the former benedictin abbey still stands on the hill overlooking the city. Mathilda is buried in November 1083 in the choir of the church where her black marble gravestone is still visible.