Things to see and do - Caen
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Contemporary and culturally prominent, this town boasting two abbeys (the abbaye aux Hommes and the abbaye aux Dames) deserves its place as a technological, regional and touristic regional capital. Rich in history, it was here that William the Conqueror and his wife Matilda chose to reside. Ravaged by bombardments in the Second World War, Caen’s spirit of resistance and vitality is apparent in the shining image it presents to today’s visitors.
Tourist attractions Caen : Things to see and do
The Memorial's building occupies the site of the command bunker of the German General W. Richter, who fought against British and Canadian troops on 6 June 1944. This "museum for peace" is a place of history and reflection on the close links..
This fine art museum offers a chronological, thematic and geographical journey through painting from the 15 to 20C. It boasts noteworthy pieces from 17C Europe and a gallery dedicate to 18C portrait and landscape artists. Romantic masters (Delacroix)..
This vast Citadel, built in 11C by William the Conqueror, is set out today as a public garden and has recovered, across the centuries, the attraction that it had at the time of the Conqueror. From its terrace, It offers some attractive views over the..
5 Avenue Du 6 Juin F - 14000 Caen
Hotel Du Chateau in the heart of Caen, 280 metres from Caen Castle and 2.8 km from the Mémorial de Caen Museum. This 24-hour reception hotel offers en suite rooms with a satellite, LCD TV and free Wi-Fi access is available. Featuring a hairdryer, pr..
50 Rue De Bernières F - 14000 Caen
Prix Prices from : 47 €
Located in the heart of Caen, Hotel Bernières is a 5-minute drive from Caen Train Station and offers rooms with free Wi-Fi. Guest rooms are simply decorated and equipped with a TV. They each have an en suite bathroom with either a bathtub or shower...
14, rue Neuve Saint Jean F - 14000 Caen
Prix Prices from : 47 €
Hotel de la Paix is located in central Caen, only 200 metres from the Château Ducal. Free WiFi access is available throughout the hotel and a continental breakfast is prepared each morning. Each room here will provide you with a flat-screen TV, a te..
24 rue Saint-Manvieu F - 14000 Caen
Established in 2013, close to the Abbaye aux Hommes in what used to be a shop, this restaurant is the project of two young associates from Normandy. Their credo: creative and varied cuisine, prepared with great care, and served over four, six or eigh..
18 rue Porte-au-Berger F - 14000 Caen
Pierre Lefebvre, finalist on France's MasterChef in 2012, opened his restaurant right in the heart of the pedestrianised Vaugueux quarter, close to the castle. Armed with the best produce that Normandy's terroir has to offer (oysters and cheese, or..
14 rue de Courtonne F - 14000 Caen
In his fine contemporary restaurant near the bassin St-Pierre, Stéphane Carbone's cuisine is creative, elegant and harmonious. From one section, diners can see him hard at work... a pleasure in itself!
29 rue Gemare F - 14000 Caen
This place is just the ticket for fans of Normandy's specialities: oysters from the bay of Isigny-sur-Mer, Swiss Normandy pigeon, and Vire andouille sausage. The onus is on ingredients from the region but the chef also knows how to compose more origi..
3 avenue Henry-Cheron F - 14000 Caen
This elegantly simple contemporary restaurant offers clarity, precision and mastery. It serves stylish dishes without compromising the authenticity or flavour of the ingredients. Ivan Vautier is a talented chef as his seasonal cuisine amply demonstra..
8 rue des Croisiers F - 14000 Caen
In tune with the gastronomy of today! The chef at this cosy bistro - not far from the château - draws in food lovers with his personal, inventive cooking. All at a reasonable price so it is best to reserve.
17 rue Gemare F - 14000 Caen
The name recalls the town in Andalusia where the owner was born. Salmon tartare with langoustine coulis, rabbit stuffed with pistou... the cuisine is appealing and during the summer can be enjoyed on the terrace.
12 rue Graindorge F - 14000 Caen
Behind the simple façade is a Lyon-style bistro serving tasty market sourced dishes that are seasonally inspired. Chalked up on the slate is another delight: a fine selection of wines from small producers.