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 Cedex 4
This is more than a museum - it is a place for reflection. From 1918 to 2000, a journey through a century full of all forms of barbarism. Of course Nazi Germany is at the centre, throwing up that insistent question; how was this possible? How could a..
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 Matilde 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..
Place Jean Letellier F - 14000 Caen
The Central Hotel is located in the centre of Caen in the square surrounded by a wooded pedestrian area, near the University and close to the castle. All of the hotel’s guestrooms are unique in décor and modern in comfort. All rooms are equipped wit..
50 Rue De Bernières F - 14000 Caen
Prix Prices from : 45 €
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...
5 Avenue Du 6 Juin F - 14000 Caen
Prix Prices from : 57 €
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..
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!
av. de la Côte-de-Nacre F - 14000 Caen
29 r. Gémare 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..
4 pl. Mar. -Foch F - 14000 Caen
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..