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Memorial of Caen
Memorial of Caen(Caen)
From the origins of the Second World War to the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Mémorial de Caen tells you the story of the XXth century.
Attraction type: History Museums; Military Museums
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Juno Beach Centre
Juno Beach Centre(Courseulles-sur-Mer)
Canadian World War II memorial museum features interactive animations and a dramatic eight-foot bronze sculpture entitled "Remembrance and Renewal."
Attraction type: Monuments & Statues; History Museums
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La Colline aux Oiseaux
La Colline aux Oiseaux(Caen)
Attraction type: Gardens
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Abbaye aux Hommes (Men's Abbey)
Abbaye aux Hommes (Men's Abbey)(Caen)
Owner description: The Men's Abbey : A masterpiece of medieval art and 18th century. William the Conqueror Born in Falaise in 1027, William was the son of Robert the Magnificent, the future Duke of... more Owner description: The Men's Abbey : A masterpiece of medieval art and 18th century. William the Conqueror Born in Falaise in 1027, William was the son of Robert the Magnificent, the future Duke of Normandy, and Herleva, a tanner’s daughter. Upon his father’s death, William became the designated sole heir to the ducal throne. His succession to the throne was challenged by the barons, who considered William to be Robert’s illegitimate son. William quashed the rebels once and for all in 1047 and became the undisputed Duke of Normandy. Towards 1050, William married his distant cousin Matilda of Flanders, despite opposition from Pope Leo IX. The Church forbade their marriage, so Matilda and William sought atonement by founding the Abbayeaux- Dames, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, and the Abbaye-aux-Hommes, dedicated to Saint-Étienne. Work began on the Abbaye-aux-Hommes in 1066, the year that marked the Norman conquest of England. Edward, the King of England, had named William, the Duke of Normandy, to be his successor. Upon Edward’s death and betrayed by Harold, Edward’s brother-in-law, William took up arms to assert his claim to the throne. William defeated Harold at the Battle of Hastings on 14th October 1066. William was crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey on 25th December 1066, whereupon he became William «the Conqueror». On 9th September 1087, he died in Rouen. According to his wishes, he was buried in the Abbey Church of Saint-Étienne in Caen. Abbey Church of Saint-Étienne Consecrated in 1077, the abbey church represents the oldest part of the site, with most of the features dating back to the 11th and 13th Centuries. The choir was redesigned in the 13th Century to reflect the prevailing Gothic style and is home to the tomb of William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy and King of England. Monastic buildings The monastery was erected in the 11th Century, but destroyed during the First War of Religion (1562-63), before being rebuilt in the 18th Century. The monastic buildings are built around a Tuscan-style cloister epitomising the classical Italian style. The buildings are today headquarters of Caen City Hall. Together with the recently refurbished Place Saint- Sauveur, the Abbaye-aux-Hommes represents a unique heritage site. Medieval buildings and agricultural buildings The abbey also used to be a farm and an inn. It still houses a cider press, a carriage house and a bakery. Two 14th Century buildings bear witness to the abbey’s former role as a place of refuge and a political venue. - Palais Ducal, which was restored between 2012 and 2013, now hosts the city’s art library and its collection of contemporary art. - The Guardroom, where City Council meetings take place less
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Chateau Ducal
Chateau Ducal(Caen)
Attraction type: Ancient Ruins; Castles
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A Contre Sens
A Contre Sens
Ranked #1 of 488 Restaurants in Caen
Cuisines: French, European
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Le Bistrot 102
Le Bistrot 102
Ranked #2 of 488 Restaurants in Caen
Price: $18 - $35
Cuisines: French, European
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
L'Accolade
L'Accolade
Ranked #3 of 488 Restaurants in Caen
Price: $21 - $71
Cuisines: French, European, Contemporary
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Le Bistrot du port
Le Bistrot du port
Price: $35 - $59
Cuisines: French
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
La Cave a Huitres
La Cave a Huitres
Ranked #4 of 488 Restaurants in Caen
Price: $13 - $53
Cuisines: French, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Le Clos de la Barre
Le Clos de la Barre
$83 - $115
Ranked #1 of 3 Basly B&B and Inns
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La Rose des Vents
La Rose des Vents
$44 - $52 (€37 - €44)
Ranked #2 of 3 Basly B&B and Inns

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Domaine de la Ranconniere et de Mathan
3.0 of 5
Domaine de la Ranconniere et de Mathan
$80 - $310 (€68 - €263)
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Crepon
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

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La Cremaillere
3.0 of 5
La Cremaillere
$59 - $188 (€50 - €160)
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Le Beau Rivage
2.0 of 5
Le Beau Rivage
$88 - $95
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Luc-sur-Mer
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Hotel La Fontaine Caen Centre
2.0 of 5
Hotel La Fontaine Caen Centre
$69 - $130 (€59 - €110)
Ranked #1 of 41 Hotels in Caen
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

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Mercure Caen Cote de Nacre Herouville Saint Clair Hotel
4.0 of 5
Mercure Caen Cote de Nacre Herouville Saint Clair Hotel
$91 - $115 (€77 - €98)
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Camping de la Cote de Nacre
5.0 of 5
Camping de la Cote de Nacre
$44 - $298
Mercure Caen Centre Port de Plaisance
4.0 of 5
Mercure Caen Centre Port de Plaisance
$102 - $172 (€87 - €146)
Ranked #5 of 41 Hotels in Caen
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