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
espl. Gén.-Eisenhower F - 14050 Caen
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..
Le Château F - 14000 Caen
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)..
pl. Reine-Mathilde F - 14000 Caen
The vast nave with nine bays of this old abbey church, which dates from the 11C, was inspired by the Benedictine abbeys. It leads to the tomb of Queen Matilda, founder of the Abbaye-aux-Dames (Abbey for Women). Adjoining the south transept is an attr..
5 Rue Des Prairies Saint Gilles F - 14000 Caen
Prix Prices from : 66 €
The Courtonne hotel is situated in city center, close to the shops and the marina, in the heart of a city loaded with history at 19 km from the beaches of the Normandy Landings and the Memorial Museum. The establishment holds 20 bedrooms: single, do..
12 Quai Vendeuvre F - 14000 Caen
Hotel De l’Univers is located in Caen City Centre, 200 metres from the Church of Saint-Pierre. It offers low-cost accommodation with free Wi-Fi and views of the Port de Plaisance. Guests of the Univers can enjoy a daily breakfast buffet. Hotel De L..
14, rue Neuve Saint Jean F - 14000 Caen
Prix Prices from : 77 €
au Château F - 14000 Caen
This café in the musée des Beaux-Arts is a feast in every sense. Find a contemporary decor, terrace, jazz evenings and - last but not least - a menu that creatively revisits Normandy regional classics.
8 r. 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.
3 av. Henry-Chéron 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..
12 r. 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.
16 quai Vendeuvre F - 14000 Caen
This large Art Deco-style brasserie is known for its lively ambience and for its cuisine, which is quintessential brasserie fare. The seafront setting naturally renders fine seafood prominent on the menu and the conservatory overlooks the port.
14 r. 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!
17 r. Gémare 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.