The first mention of Graville Abbey was in the 9th century. Considered to be a masterpiece of the Romanesque art in Normandy, the abbey underwent several periods of construction since the 11th century. The church's nave and transept date from the Romanesque period. Guillaume Malet de Graville, who was victorious during the Hastings battle alongside William the Conqueror, as well as his descendants, invested their fortune in preserving the riches of this monument. Today conventual buildings are converted to a museum.

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Founded: 11th century
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Steve Jàcobs (2 years ago)
Great gardens and buildings, excellent spot for a picnic.
Lynette M. (2 years ago)
Nice place to visit while in Normandy
Nahid Siraj (3 years ago)
Peacefulness over there
Christian Cordier (3 years ago)
If you like medieval buildings, go visit this abbey and its garden. They also offer guided group visits a couple times a week, but will be in french. It is located in a hillside, I took my car to drive there. You can use the havre museum pass if you bought one.
Luis Rodrigues (3 years ago)
Beautiful old world architecture! Lovely cemetery on the grounds!
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