Guidebook for Caen

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Guidebook for Caen

Food Scene

Great décor. Traditional dishes and organic ingredients. Friendly, quirky, oh so British! Great cocktails and organic beers.
35 localnici recomandă
Dollys
16-20 Avenue de la Libération
35 localnici recomandă
Great décor. Traditional dishes and organic ingredients. Friendly, quirky, oh so British! Great cocktails and organic beers.
Small, with great cuisine.
10 localnici recomandă
Le Bouchon Du Vaugueux
12 Rue Graindorge
10 localnici recomandă
Small, with great cuisine.
Friendly, fast service lively scene and good lunchtime menu. Also very good for coffee or a drink in the day and jazz on Friday evenings.
Le Bistrot du Palais
2 Rue Guillaume le Conquérant
Friendly, fast service lively scene and good lunchtime menu. Also very good for coffee or a drink in the day and jazz on Friday evenings.
Varied menu, vegetarians catered for, intimate atmosphere.
8 localnici recomandă
La Buona Tavola
47 Rue Saint-Sauveur
8 localnici recomandă
Varied menu, vegetarians catered for, intimate atmosphere.

Drinks & Nightlife

Relaxed and easy.
La Tour Solidor
24 Rue Ecuyere
Relaxed and easy.

Sightseeing

William the Conqueror is buried here and many English lords as well! It is a magnificent building and there are organ recitals held here as well as the daily church services and Sunday Mass.
62 localnici recomandă
L'Abbaye-aux-Hommes
100 Rue de l'Ancienne Mairie
62 localnici recomandă
William the Conqueror is buried here and many English lords as well! It is a magnificent building and there are organ recitals held here as well as the daily church services and Sunday Mass.
The abbey that William's wife, Mathilde had built and where she is buried. It is fascinating if you enjoy history and you can see around the council buildings which adjoin it and walk through the lovely park with a panoramic view of the city
39 localnici recomandă
Abbaye aux Dames de Caen
39 localnici recomandă
The abbey that William's wife, Mathilde had built and where she is buried. It is fascinating if you enjoy history and you can see around the council buildings which adjoin it and walk through the lovely park with a panoramic view of the city
The castle houses 2 museums of Normandy history and an art gallery, le Beaux Art, as well as having battlements from which you can look down on the city and the Church of St Pierre. The Café Mancel next to the art gallery serves delicious food and cocktails wand has a garden at the back with strange and wonderful sculptures in it of mythical beasts
102 localnici recomandă
Caen Castle
102 localnici recomandă
The castle houses 2 museums of Normandy history and an art gallery, le Beaux Art, as well as having battlements from which you can look down on the city and the Church of St Pierre. The Café Mancel next to the art gallery serves delicious food and cocktails wand has a garden at the back with strange and wonderful sculptures in it of mythical beasts
Pegasus Bridge, famous during the D-day landings, is here and all along the coast to the west of Ouistréham are the different landing beaches, Sword, Juno etc and the coastal towns that boast excellent restaurants and interesting sights as well.
40 localnici recomandă
Ouistreham
40 localnici recomandă
Pegasus Bridge, famous during the D-day landings, is here and all along the coast to the west of Ouistréham are the different landing beaches, Sword, Juno etc and the coastal towns that boast excellent restaurants and interesting sights as well.
This small town has a Basilica which houses the Black Virgin, discovered in a fiels a couple of centuries ago and the focus of an annual pilgrimage.
6 localnici recomandă
Douvres-la-Délivrande
6 localnici recomandă
This small town has a Basilica which houses the Black Virgin, discovered in a fiels a couple of centuries ago and the focus of an annual pilgrimage.

Parks & Nature

A large nature reserve next to the horse race track, with a pond and paths where joggers go running. The river Orne runs along the south side.
10 localnici recomandă
La Prairie
10 localnici recomandă
A large nature reserve next to the horse race track, with a pond and paths where joggers go running. The river Orne runs along the south side.
A profusion of different plants and secret paths. A small maze and a huge rose garden, some goats, sheep, hens etc and views over the whole of Caen
49 localnici recomandă
Colline aux Oiseaux
49 localnici recomandă
A profusion of different plants and secret paths. A small maze and a huge rose garden, some goats, sheep, hens etc and views over the whole of Caen
Ancient and exotic trees, shrubs and flowers, a greenhouse with different climates - tropical, desert, temperate and cold, a dovecote and many specimens of local plants.
23 localnici recomandă
Caen Botanical Garden
23 localnici recomandă
Ancient and exotic trees, shrubs and flowers, a greenhouse with different climates - tropical, desert, temperate and cold, a dovecote and many specimens of local plants.

Arts & Culture

A trip through the history of the conflicts of the 20th century with artefacts, sound effects, films, and documentation which is continually being updated. Terrifying and gripping, the cafe/restaurant provides a welcome rest.
188 localnici recomandă
Mémorial de Caen
188 localnici recomandă
A trip through the history of the conflicts of the 20th century with artefacts, sound effects, films, and documentation which is continually being updated. Terrifying and gripping, the cafe/restaurant provides a welcome rest.
Interesting history of Normandy from the stone age up to the 2nd World War.
7 localnici recomandă
Musée de Normandie
7 localnici recomandă
Interesting history of Normandy from the stone age up to the 2nd World War.
Host to national and international companies, the Théâtre de Caen presents plays, opera, dance, circus and concerts with free performances in the theatre foyer at weekends.
10 localnici recomandă
Théâtre de Caen
135 Boulevard Maréchal Leclerc
10 localnici recomandă
Host to national and international companies, the Théâtre de Caen presents plays, opera, dance, circus and concerts with free performances in the theatre foyer at weekends.

Essentials

Open from 8 in the morning til 1 and from 4pm til 8pm and Saturday and Sunday morning. Great if you've forgotten to buy milk or coffee!
Coccimarket
6 Place Mgr des Hameaux
Open from 8 in the morning til 1 and from 4pm til 8pm and Saturday and Sunday morning. Great if you've forgotten to buy milk or coffee!

Getting Around

The trams cross Caen and run frequently. They are not expensive if you buy a ticket of 10. You need to buy your ticket at the stop before you board. There are also buses throughout the city. There are bikes which can be hired from stands around the city and which are free if you put them back on any stand within 20 minutes. Look for the Véol sign.
Avis Location Voiture - Caen
44 Place de la Gare
The trams cross Caen and run frequently. They are not expensive if you buy a ticket of 10. You need to buy your ticket at the stop before you board. There are also buses throughout the city. There are bikes which can be hired from stands around the city and which are free if you put them back on any stand within 20 minutes. Look for the Véol sign.