L'Abbaye-aux- Dames

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Esplanade Jean-Marie Louvel, 14000 Caen, France
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Founded in 1059 by William of Normandy, and his wife Mathilda, on the site that was to become their capital.
The building began in 1062 and completed about 1130.
During which the Conquest of England (1066), And the deaths of both Mathilda 1083 and William 1087 took place.
Restored in 1865 - partially spared in the bombing .
during the D-Day landings.
Most recently restored 1990-93.

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