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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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very nice viewing point over the city although non of the original castle remains but there is a church and a museum to visit here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The first surprise was that the entry to the castle is actually free of charge! The site is in a beautiful elevated section of the city, and gives beautiful views of the city. All historic points have information plaques, and yet they are in French only it's easy to get the salient points from them. There's also QR code points... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

When we visited Caen, we wanted to go here as the main part of our visit. At first, I didn't think it would be very good. But that quickly changed when I got inside the castle itself. Modern and educational - just how I like it.

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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

very nice viewing point over the city although non of the original castle remains but there is a church and a museum to visit here.

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The French have a great way of combining history with modern day but still preserving the grandeur of a place. In England this would now be a pile of bricks but here its is slowly being rebuilt and cared for by craftsmen. Well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We visited here to see some local history and heard it was worth a trip. As a free activity it seemed good and our children enjoyed exploring the grounds.

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Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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

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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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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