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Spending a day in Caen

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Spending a day in Caen

We will be in Bayeux for 3 days and I am thinking of taking the train to Caen for one day. Is travel within the town easy enough? it looks like there is good public transit, but I am looking for some verification that this is a good idea.

If you think the day trip to Caen is not as good as something else, what do you think. I think Mount St Michel would be nice, but I am more interested in leasure walking and seeing sites in a relaxed fashion rather than fighting crowds.

Any input is appreciated,

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1. Re: Spending a day in Caen

You havn't said when you intend to visit the Bayeux but the one thing you can pretty much guarantee anytime at Mount St Michel are crowds,Caen is far more relaxed and laid back but large parts are relatively modern(it took quite a pounding in WW2)but it does have an excellent bus system and enough historical and cultural sites to keep your attention for at whole day

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2. Re: Spending a day in Caen

Caen has plenty to do, including the War Memorial Museum which many on this forum report is Excellent.

You COULD consider taking the train to Rouen, although it would be longer, Rouen has a lovely Cathederal, and much history, but again, like Le Mont, is going to be more 'touristy' than Caen.

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3. Re: Spending a day in Caen

Caen is so easy to get around on foot although I would recommend the bus out to the Caen Memorial . They even have cycles you pay for on a slot basis and you can leave it at another cycle park in town so you don't even have to go back to where you started. As said there are a lot of modern buildings but there is still some history to see

http://www.ville-caen.fr/gb/index.html

We love Caen for its ease od getting around and it never seems too busy, the shopping is good too!

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