There are many cultural attractions that can be explored throughout Caen , as well as throughout the region of Normandy , which include various museums, art centers, monuments, the abbeys, and more.

            The Normandy Museum was built in 1946, and has since continued to make many acquisitions to their vast collection of historical artifacts.  The museum is open, and free to the public throughout the year Wednesday through Monday from 9:30am to 6pm.  It is closed on Tuesdays and public holidays.  Guided tours are available a few times a day (inquire about this on site).

            The Caen Fine Arts Museum houses a great collection of art, painted between the 16th and 19th centuries by artists from many European backgrounds.  The museum is open to the public throughout the year, Wednesday through Monday from 9:30am to 6pm.  The entrance cost is free for all of the permanent collections. 

            For a map that shows many of the historical monuments throughout the city, visit the City of Caen’s Official Tourism Website, and click on the “Tourist attractions and monuments” link.  This site also has information about other attractions throughout the city.

            For information about other cultural attractions throughout the region of Normandy , check out this Normandy Attractions page.