Secret, nestled in nature

Discover a timeless site, nestled a few kilometers from Honfleur. Wooded park, miraculous water source, stele dedicated to Arlette and remains of the abbey, Grestain has so much to tell you...

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Grestain Abbey in brief

Arlette, Guillaume and the others…

Founded in 1050 by Herluin de Conteville, husband ofArlette, “widow” of Duke Robert the Magnificent and mother of William the Conqueror, Grestain Abbey is nestled in the heart of a wooded park, crossed by a stream with beneficial waters

Today, the park of the old abbey is the burial place of Arlette, Herluin and several members of the ducal family. And today only a few buildings remain, including the chapel and the abbot's home.

Arlette, mother of William the Conqueror, rests here

The shaded and flowery park can be visited freely every day. A leap in time...

Grestain Abbey,
an essential cultural space

Come attend a show, theater ou concert, by candlelight, its old stones will enchant you. There cultural programming is diverse (conference, theater, concert, guided tours, etc.) and accessible to all (children, teenagers, adults, etc.). The hospitality of its hosts is very warm and Nicolas Wapler, the owner, is inexhaustible with legends and anecdotes. 

A real place to meet and get away from it all, activities are to be expected all year round.

Theater, reading, conferences…

Grestain's diary

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Le 13 July 2024

Impressionist portraits: Conference with projections

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Le 18 July 2024

Unusual visit to Grestain Abbey

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Le 18 July 2024

Conference “The great abbey figures of Grestain”

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Le 01 August 2024

Guided visit to Grestain Abbey

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Le 09 August 2024

Unusual visit to Grestain Abbey

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Le 15 August 2024

Conference “History of Grestain” by Nicolas Wapler

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Le 22 August 2024

Unusual visit to Grestain Abbey

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Le 07 September 2024

Theater “As long as our hearts flame”

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Follow Clémence and Camille

During their Happy Mops, Clémence and Camille dedicated a stage of their medieval road trip to Grestain Abbey. Meeting with Nicolas, owner of the place and passage through the miraculous spring, without forgetting the stele in memory of Arlette.

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Highlights at the abbey

31 August 01 September 2024

The Medievals of Grestain

medieval immersionImmerse yourself in the history of the place and go back in time Historical reenactment companies invite you to discover daily civilian life (medieval cuisine, tapestry, calligraphy and illumination, coin making, etc.) and military (presentation of pieces of armor , weapons and professions: men-at-arms, archers, crossbowmen, military musicians). Explore the different camps to…

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