One of the largest medieval fortresses of Western Europe, Chateau de Caen was built in 1060 by William the Conqueror, who successfully conquered England in 1066. Along with all of Normandy, it was handed over to the French Crown in 1204. The castle saw several engagements during the Hundred Years' War and was in use as a barracks as late as World War II. Bullet holes are visible on the walls of the castle where members of the French Resistance were shot. Plan your Chateau de Caen visit and explore what else you can see and do in Caen using our Caen tour itinerary planner.
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We stopped with the coach for a short visit of the “Catle of Caen” whis is a castle located in the French city of Caen, in the department of Calvados (Normandy). It has been officially classified as..... more »
Hadn't realised how imposing and impressive this castle is. Approached it from the west having visited the Abbeye de Hommes and walking under the walls, looking up, gives you a real insight to what a.... more »
Well preserved fortress in the center of Caen. The fortress is very spacious and clean with museum and gastronomy. Very nice viewpoints on the city.
High battlements, awesome views of the city all round, lovely spots for picnicking inl spring and summer, great place
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16 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Normandy BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Caen BY A USER FROM FRANCE December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Caen BY A USER FROM FRANCE December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in France BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced