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What to see in Caen

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Step back in time to Caen, the capital of the Basse Normandie region. This city was founded by William the Conqueror over a thousand years ago and remains rich in history to this day. Many buildings like the walled medieval château as well as two abbeys dating from 11th century still stand proudly, their architectural beauty a delight for travellers.

For something truly Norman, visit Vaugueux quarter where you can sample traditional seafood dishes or indulge in quality dairy produce - both made right here! You don’t want to miss out on a visit to the most desirable region in Europe. Plan your ideal break to Northern France today and find things to do in Caen with the help of GetYourGuide.

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What to see in Caen?

he famed Normandy Landings of World War II are a pivotal moment in global history and Caen is the perfect place to explore all that this remarkable event has left behind. Step back into the past by visiting the beaches of Pegasus Bridge, Juno and Sword, where British and Canadian soldiers made their courageous assault on Nazi occupied France. Why not enjoy a private tour of these D-Day beaches to get the most out of your trip?

Experience the historical city like a local with a guided walking tour through Caen. Marvel at one of Europe’s largest medieval fortresses, Caen Castle, and authentic French-Romanesque architectural gems such as the Abbey aux Hommes and the Abbey aux Dames.

If you’re up for an evening out, be sure to head to the lively Rue Ecuyère and sample its array of bustling bars. Alternatively, take the kids to Parc Festyland for a day of fun. There’s something for everyone in Caen.

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