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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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Worth visiting Château Ducal especially when the weather is nice. It is a nice and peaceful walk where families and friends can enjoy. I was not aware of the story of this Château... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
Owen F
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Island of Malta, Malta
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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We could not leave out the huge castle from 11th century. It is an important part of the defense of Normandy. It is seen that the attackers had to act as a deterrent.

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Thank ruzha2014
Island of Malta, Malta
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Worth visiting Château Ducal especially when the weather is nice. It is a nice and peaceful walk where families and friends can enjoy. I was not aware of the story of this Château but one can find information throughout the place. In addition to the walk, one can see a lovely panorama of the city. Price - free entrance

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Thank Owen F
North Bay, Canada
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

The Chateau is so large that it's hard to miss while staying in Caen. Make time to walk through the yards and view the exhibits in the buildings. It's amazing to explore a building with such history and for free! We did not go into the museums as we were short on time, but there was still lots to see... More 

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Thank Jade N
Normandy, France
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231 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This fortress is enormous, with very high walls, chapel and several buildings. Accessing the castle is free, but the museums are not (i.o.w. all buildings are fee based, but outside it's free). You can walk to walls and look at Caen from up high. You can feel like a Lord overlooking your people.

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Thank Dutch-Mikey
Solon, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The remains of a large fortress that now contains a museum, a theater, along with other buildings. Not a lot to see here but the view from the ramparts are nice.

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The cost is not that much for a wander around this historical place, it was a showery day when we went and there are plenty of places to take cover and look around

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Thank kab06
Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

There is a lot of open spaces, and gardens. Lots of History. The "Tower of London" was built using the special stone from Caen. We took a small train around the town this cost about 6 euros each . but was well worth it. There is also free parking in a lot of areas . We went with the "Northam... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Just to think that this was conceived and building was started in the 11th century by William the Conqueror is amazing. It is situated on a high rocky prominence looking over the river. It had to be impressive and imposing at the same time. A walk over the grounds is interesting and there is no charge for entry. We did... More 

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Thank RERD09
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful from the tower,you can see a center and nice cathedral church,a lot of place to walk, museum and parking inside. Problems with finding a toilet,

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Thank Jola G
Surrey
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Great views from the ramparts of this old Castle built under William the Conqueror. Great spot for a day out with kids or as couples or alone.

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