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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“The moulin is ideally located central to many historical and other delights. Two abbeys worth visiting are l’abbaye de Hambye and l’abbaye de la Lucerne. L’Abbaye de Hambye is a beautiful 12th century ruined Benedictine abbey set, like the moulin, in the valley floor of the Sienne. There are often activities, generally with a medieval theme. You will need to check at the boutique for what is on offer from week to week. There are also lots of walks around the immediate area for the more adventurous. The Abbey was founded around 1145 by William Painel, Lord of Hambye, and Algare, bishop of Coutances. The monastery was established by Benedictine monks from Tiron (Perche region in south-east of Basse-Normandie). Fuelled by an ideal of rigor and austerity close to that of Cistercians, Benedictine monks built a sober and elegant abbey, typical of the early Gothic period. The construction took place in the late 12th and early 13th centuries. The religious community reached its apogee in the 13th century and then, after a long decline over the following centuries, disappeared in the 1780s. Like all French abbeys, it became national property at the beginning of the Revolution. Eventually, the abbey was sold in 1790. The new owners transformed or destroyed buildings and scattered the furnishings. Having belonged to the abbey for three centuries (16th-18th centuries), the altarpiece was also sold. The convent buildings became farm buildings. The abbey church was used as a quarry from 1810 and was gradually dismantled. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Un bien joli établissement pour déjeuner ou dîner à base de bon plats locaux très bien cuisinés. Prix modérés et service très sympathique. Mieux vaut réserver ! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Auberge is next to the Abbey ruins and beautiful gardens and serve top end food at reasonable prices”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Le pain est très bon, notre préféré, "le pain aux fruits secs" - En plus des vingt sortes de pain et la cinquantaine de pâtisseries proposées, ils vendent une nouvelle baguette, la Parisse.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
“Parce que, déguster un "écureuil" vous laisse un goût de noisette, alors on y revient ! (une pâtisserie à faire découvrir aux papilles !). ...Et prolongez la route vers, l'abbaye d'Hambye, visite et parcours dans un écrin de verdure. Egalement, si vous ne connaissez-pas la fabrication des cloches, c'est à Villedieu-les-Poêles (ville du cuivre) et vous n'en serez qu'à un quart d'heure.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Post Office
Bar
“L’adresse in Hambye is a cosy bar with a daily set lunch. It is a favourite with locals and has that quintessential rural Normandy feel. Hours: Open for lunch and dinner. Address: 12 rue de Louis d’Estouteville, 50450 Hambye. Ph: +33 2 50 26 93 07”
  • 1 local recommends
Locality
  • 2 locals recommend
Locality
“Ma boulangerie préférée à Percy, le bourg commerçant le plus proche. Mention spéciale pour leur brioche feuilletée !”
  • 1 local recommends
Gas Station
“The Coccinelle Express is a small and very friendly supermarket open 7 days but only in the morning on Sundays and Mondays. Fuel available 24 hrs. Hours: Tue-Sat: 08:30-12:30 & 15:00-19:30 Sun & Mon: 8:30-12:30 Address: 8 Rue la Croix au Breton, 50450 Hambye ”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Un bien joli établissement pour déjeuner ou dîner à base de bon plats locaux très bien cuisinés. Prix modérés et service très sympathique. Mieux vaut réserver ! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Auberge is next to the Abbey ruins and beautiful gardens and serve top end food at reasonable prices”
  • 4 locals recommend

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