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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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A historical site to understand how the ancient emperors maintain protection against potential invaders. The view of Caen from the castle is very nice as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Hong Kong, China
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle has been carefully restored and is great to wonder around. The views from the ramparts are spectacular.

Thank Roger B
Leiden, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just walked around into town, when we saw that the old fortes is open for public. Just climb up the walls and see the stunning fews of the city In front ( under ) their is a cheap parking garage situated

Thank Guido1910
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have a great interest in Norman history and was very excited to visit the Norman chateau in Caen. I was very disappointed to discover that there is no castle interior / keep to visit as such, so you are just walking in the grounds / walking on the ramparts to get a view of the city, and viewing two... More 

1 Thank MichelleMandC
Hong Kong, China
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283 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A historical site to understand how the ancient emperors maintain protection against potential invaders. The view of Caen from the castle is very nice as well.

Thank D_and_G_2008
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Castle grounds are free to the public. It's open at 9. Parking is ok and close. There is a small walk through informational in the back in what used to be a church or hall of some sort that's open to the public. We left before the museums were really open but there's a local museum of culture there and... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Right in the center of Caen, well signed in English and French. Several museums inside, extensive grounds, good for walking. Ramparts, walls, towers, more of a castle.

Thank Edward H
Brisbane, Queensland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

The Chateau is very imposing, sitting on a hilltop right in the middle of Caen. Walking along the ramparts provides lovely views towards the town with its many church steeples. There are also the ruins of William the Conqueror's original castle to be seen - the base of the keep are the most impressive. There are nice spots inside the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Chateau Ducal houses the Musée de Normandie and the Musée des Beaux Arts but we didn't visit either of these, we only walked the ramparts of the castle, which offered good views of Caen. The walls of the castle go on and on, we know because we walked all around trying to find the entrance, it didn't seem well signed,... More 

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Oxnard, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

We went on a Sunday so museums were not open. Fun walking around the ramparts and reading historical signs.

Thank gardener4313
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Wander round the ramparts for superb views of Caen. Very quiet when no coach parties around. Art gallery and Museum of Normandy are both on the same site.

Thank daves1946

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