Due to the Battle of Normandy during the WWII, many memorials around Caen are commemorating the war, such as the museum Memorial de Caen that pays tribute to the martyred city of the liberation.
But that’s not all, the Caen Castle offers a medieval touch to the city that was classified as a historical heritage in 1886 and is today available for visits for groups or individuals.
Normandy is a very charming region, it's both a rural and seaside area famous for producing excellent cheeses, apple cider, and seafood, such as sea-scallop and herring. The quality of the cuisine of Normandy makes it a must-visit area if you're a gourmet lover.
There are many events throughout the year in Caen, most of them about art and theatre during the summer, but also if you are a car lover then this is for you, they organise beach races with vintage cars and also car exhibitions.
Access by train
There are unfortunately no direct trains from the U.K. to Caen, however there is a train from St Pancras to Caen with 4 changes.
Access by ferry
The average journey time by ferry between Portsmouth and Caen is 6 hours operated by Brittany Ferries.
Access by plane
There is one airport that is called Caen Airport (CFR), Virgin Atlantic, Air France, Volotea, and Flybe all fly to this airport.
How to get around Caen
The city center area of Caen is in large part constructed of pedestrian walkways and streets, which makes driving around the city not very ideal. The best way to get around this area is by walking.