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Your Essential Travel Guide To Caen

Caen (credit Caen tourist board)

What to do in Caen?

Discover the enchanting city of Caen in Normandy, France. Steeped in history and charm. Explore the Château de Caen, breath-taking abbeys, and Gothic architecture. Immerse yourself in the city's rich past at Mémorial de Caen and appreciate cobblestoned streets, half-timbered houses, and vibrant markets. Unwind in the Jardin des Plantes or marvel at the art in Musée des Beaux-Arts. Embark on a day trip to historic D-Day beaches and indulge in Normandy cuisine, including seafood, Camembert cheese, and apple-based beverages. Experience Caen's magic and create lasting memories.

Reach Caen easily from the UK with DFDS by taking a ferry from Newhaven to Dieppe, arriving in Normandy in just a few hours. Plan your perfect trip with GetYourGuide and explore endless possibilities.

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Beach in Caen

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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