Popular Accommodations in Caen
Highlights in Caen
- Abeikirchen Saint-Étienne and Sainte-Trinité
- History of Normandy in the Castle Museum
- Collection of paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts
- Exotic plants and lots of relaxation in the Jardin botanique
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Vacation rentals in Caen
If you would like to experience the unique flair of Caen up close, it is best to book a holiday apartment in the historic city centre. From a centrally located apartment you only need a few minutes walk to the architectural sights, the museums and the excellent restaurants of the city. In Caen you can also enjoy a lot of privacy and a wonderful green area in a holiday home. Vacation rentals with gardens can be found mainly in the quieter residential areas of the city.
Holiday in Caen
Location and orientation
Caen is a city in France located in the Normandy region. It is the largest city in the department of Calvados. Caen is situated on the Orne river and 15 kilometres from its mouth in the English Channel. Le Havre is about 50 kilometres from Caen.
The Tour de France made a stage stop in Caen between 1947 and 2006.
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The main attraction of Caen is the castle of William the Conqueror, which is visible from afar and is the perfect destination for young and old. You must also visit the two Romanesque abbeys, the Saint-Étienne abbey for men and the Sainte-Trinité abbey for women.2. Admire exhibits of art and history
The Mémorial de Caen is the most visited museum outside Paris dedicated to the theme of the Second World War. Art lovers can admire an important collection of paintings in the Musée des beaux-arts de Caen, housed in the old castle. The castle is also home to the Musée de Normandie, which tells the story of the region from the Stone Age to the present day with numerous unusual exhibits.3. Take a break from everyday life amidst the green of nature
In addition to the many cultural offers in Caen, you can also relax in the middle of a wonderful park landscape. Visit for example the Jardin botanique, which is home to countless native and exotic plants and invites you to take a pleasurable stroll. The Parc floral de la Colline aux Oiseaux is also beautiful.