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Caen Visitor information

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.

Events

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.

History of Caen

Caen is a city with a rich historic past and a major cultural heritage. Many historic religious places are still standing, as the city was destroyed during the battle of Normandy in August 1944. The famous Roman Abbey of Sainte-Etienne (l’Abbaye aux hommes in French) was founded by William the Conqueror and his tomb sits now in the choir part in a white marble crypte. This monument with the couvent (l’Abbaye aux Dames in French) forms the best architectural religious buildings in Normandy. 

Even Claude Monet saw the very beauty in it and decided to paint the Cathedral back in 1894. 

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