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“Great for a picnic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Chateau Ducal

Chateau Ducal
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Private Tour: Bayeux Sightseeing and Caen Day Trip from Bayeux
Ranked #4 of 45 things to do in Caen
Certificate of Excellence
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Shropshire
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65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great for a picnic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

Bought the ingredients at Monoprix and then found a bench in the castle grounds. Bliss - with great views!

Visited July 2012
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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“Great for History Fans”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2012

We spent a very enjoyable hour or so wandering around the castle that dominates the centre of Caen. As other reviewers have said, there isn't actually that much to see once you climb the ramp up to the castle - but the ruins of the keep and other buildings within the compound are very interesting. The best feature for me was the views from the ramparts of the city, which were lovely. And for those who find climbing large numbers of steps difficult, there was a very welcome lift to take you to the top, which we thought was extraordinary and very helpful.

Visited June 2012
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Extensive site with free access”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2012

The whole castle site is open to the public without charge.Very good views of Caen and the surrounding countryside from the old walls.The Normandy Museum inside the complex is well worth a visit.

Visited June 2012
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Cape Town
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122 reviews
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“Historic walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2012

Great for talking a historic walk after a lunch on Rue de Vageux

Visited June 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
“Underwhelming”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2012

Very difficult to miss this place if you are walking in Caen. A very large area to explore enclosed within the ramparts with a lot of historical significance related to William the Conqueror to boot. Probably not the most impressive castle out there with average views but if you are on the historical trial or indeed just sightseeing worth a visit and its free to look around.

Visited June 2012
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