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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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Caen Castle Normandy

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Beaumont, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Derby, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Chateau stands in the centre of the town and houses various museums and you can walk the ramparts. Great views of the city

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Millis, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Chateau Ducal is also known as the Chateau of William the Conqueror. It is centrally located in the historic city of Caen. My wife and I stayed in Caen for a few days while on a tour of northern France. We walked from our hotel a short distance to the chateau. Because of the time we went, most of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Delighted that the visit to the castle as well as the museums on site are free for Sunday, otherwise we would have been disappointed. The site itself is reasonbly big, but only the walls & the hall remains. The keep, etc. are all in ruins. All the displays are in French, which doesn't help our visit to the museum at... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Houses the musee des beaux arts. Everything else is free. Good animations and graphics showing other Norman castles including that of my home town of Colchester. You can walk the battlements which gives good views over the city. Inside there is also the museum of Normandy.

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

They say locals like to view the city from the walls. well most of the walls are closed. And viewing post WWII construction is not my cup of tea.

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Meerbusch, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We visited on a sunny morning in April. It wasn't too full and we were able to go through the ramparts and walls and gates. Before we visited the castle, we went to the nearby TI and bought the guide to the castle for kids (it's 1.50 euro and for kids aged 7-13). It made a big difference, especially for... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The chateau is something everybody who visits Caen should take their time to walk through and see. Most of it was destroyed in WW2, but the ruins are beautifully preserved. You can walk around the area for free. The big grass areas surrounding the chateau are great for a relaxing picinic.

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Calvados, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This is a must see (well it's not like you'll miss it!) wonder of Caen. The Castle is open all day and many use it as a pass-through from the University to the center of the city. Climb the steps all the way to the top for the best view of Eglise St Pierre and the city! On a clear day,... More 

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