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Abbaye du Bec-Hellouin

This former Benedictine abbey is evidence of the order’s intellectual and religious influence in the Middle Ages.

The majestic and peaceful Abbey of Notre-Dame-du-Bec stands in the heart of the Bec valley, on the banks of the narrow river that gives the site its name. This charming abbey, which has once again housed a community of Benedictine monks since 1948, features some of the finest ecclesiastical architecture of the 17th and 18th century. 
The tour includes the cloister, the 15th century bell tower of Saint-Nicolas, the monastic quarters, the abbey church and concludes with a display of crafts and artefacts made by the monks.

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Individuals :

> Guided tour :
French (guide booklet in English).
Duration: around 1hr.

> Unaccompanied free tour of the church and the park possible.

Groups :

> Guided tour :
French, English, Italian (subject to availability)
On booking only.
Duration: around 1hr.

Practical information

Opening hours


Guided tours only: 

June 1st to September 30th: tours at 10.30 a.m. and 3, 4 and 5 p.m. 
Sundays and public holidays, 12, 3 and 4 p.m.
October 1st to May 31st: tours at 10.30 a.m. and 3 and 4 p.m. 
Sundays and public holidays, 12, 3 and 4 p.m. 

Closed on Tuesdays


Bec-Hellouin Abbaye du Bec-Hellouin
Notre-Dame du Bec
27800 Le Bec-Hellouin
Ph. : 33 / (0)2 32 43 72 60Fax : 33 / (0)2 32 44 96 69
GPS coordinatesLatitude : 49.2308Longitude : 0.7227Plan your route

By car

From Paris and Rouen : A 13, exit n° 24, then N 138 to Bernay and D 39 to the abbey. From Caen : N 13 to Evreux, N 138, then D 39 to they abbey.


Useful addresses :

Normandy Tourism :  

Eure Tourism Board :
tél. : (33) (0)2 32 62 04 27   

Brionne Tourist Office : 

Abbayes Normandes :

Normandie Sites :