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Chateau Ducal

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Address: 14000, Caen, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)2 31 27 14 14
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Impressive and free to enter

The castle is impressive in its size and scope and the walls make a strong statement. You can walk along stretches of the outer walls and get a great view both internally and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The castle is impressive in its size and scope and the walls make a strong statement. You can walk along stretches of the outer walls and get a great view both internally and externally (although Cean itself lacks many buildings of interest due to damage during the 2nd world war). There are two extant buildings to see; the small church... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Nice central location and free to access ramparts and main castle courtyards... need to pay for some museum sections.

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great family day out. Free parking and a great play area. Very close to city so it's easy to spend the day.

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Noosa, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Takes pride of place in Caen. Parking stations underground are inexpensive and easy to find. Take your time walking around and exploring, it's a huge old castle. Views over Caen from the many vantage points are incredible. And the best of all, you can do it all for free. Take your camera. When you're done, walk out and into town... More 

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Fort Lauderdale
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great chateau in Caen. Was free, has two museums there as well. Pretty view and was a nice visit. Would recommend visiting. We made ourselves a little picnic lunch there with a baguette/cheese/ meat and had a wonderful lunch.

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Kudelstaart, Nederland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Its old and its free to visit. Worth one time visit if you are visiting Caen. Their are a couple of museums that are paid. We chose not to visit any of them.

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The castle is fascinating. It's not what Americans think of as a "castle" but is instead a walled fortress with various buildings inside, with modern buildings as well as ruins from many different eras. It's fascinating to see how the site was repurposed again and again through its history, but there's enough really old structures still present for those who... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

William the Conquerer was serious about his real estate. This is no exception! Here you can walk the ground of the ruins of his castle and it takes little to imagine the grandeur and effectiveness of his estate. You can walk the ramparts and see the city, or look down the walls to the grounds below. Stunning to think this... More 

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Beaumont, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This castle was built by William the Conquerer before he conquered England. It was built high to overlook the area. Little remains, but it was still very interesting.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The home of William, Duke of Normandy, who is better known in England as William the Conqueror after his successful invasion of England in 1066. Mush of the castle is a ruin but some major parts are still in excellent condition. It is in a fantastic location on a high bluff above the city and from the castle itself there... More 

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Address: 14000, Caen, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)2 31 27 14 14
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Caen

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