Le Bec-Hellouin is a commune in the department of Eure in the Haute-Normandie region in northern France. It is best known for Bec Abbey and has recently been voted one of the "most beautiful villages of France". Bec Abbey was founded in 1034 by Herluin, who was a knight at the court of Brionne and a Benedictine. Near to the abbey, in the village, the church, dedicated to Saint-André, was built in 1039. The original church burned down in 1264. It was rebuilt but damaged during the Hundred Years' War (1417). The nave and the bell tower were reconstructed in the 18th century.