The capital of Duke William develops from the XI century. The Duke built one of the biggest fortresses of medieval Europe. After his marriage disapproved by the Pope with Matilda of Flanders, William will give Caen two great Benedictine Abbeys : L'Abbaye aux Hommes and the Abbaye aux Dames..

We recommand you to admire the most successful example of Normandie Romanesque art, which will receive a major boost after the conquest of England.