Caen Points of Interest and Places to Visit

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Mémorial de Caen

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

The Mémorial de Caen, a museum and war memorial, is one of the city’s most popular attractions and a must-see for anyone visiting Normandy to pay ...  Read more

Pegasus Bridge

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Before June 6, 1944 the Bénouville Bridge was simply a way for locals to cross the Canal de Caen quickly and easily. But the Allied troops knew that the ...  Read more

Arromanches-les-Bains

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Arromanches-les-Bains, with a population of just under 600, is a village on the Normandy coast. But this tiny dot on the map has a huge legacy dating back to ...  Read more

Pays d'Auge

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Like many popular destinations in France – the Loire Valley and Provence to name just two - the Pays d'Auge is not a place with specific geographic or ...  Read more

Honfleur

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Famously painted by artists, such as Claude Monet, Gustave Courbet, and Eugene Boudin, the picturesque waterfront and colorful harbor of Honfleur are among ...  Read more

Abbaye aux Dames

The Abbaye aux Dames in Caen is also known as the Abbey of Sainte-Trinité, or the Holy Trinity Abbey. As one could guess, “Abbaye aux Dames” translates ...  Read more

Abbaye aux Hommes

The Abbaye de Saint Étienne (Saint Stephen's Abbey) in Caen is also known as the Abbaye aux Hommes (Men's Abbey), to distinguish it from the Women's ...  Read more

Beuvron-en-Auge

Designated as one of the Plus Beaux Villages de France, the Normandy village of Beuvron-en-Auge is officially one of the most beautiful villages in the ...  Read more

Caen Castle (Chateau de Caen)

Caen Castle, or Château de Caen, is worth a full day of any visitor's time to this historic city in Normandy. Not only does it house the history-filled ...  Read more

Cherbourg

The elegant seaside resort of Cherbourg sits by the English Channel (known as La Manche en français) on the Normandy coastline of France, a popular ...  Read more

Deauville

Founded by Napoleon’s half-brother on the Normandy coast in 1861, the chic seaside town of Deauville (pronounced “Dovil”) has been a summer playground for the ...  Read more

La Colline aux Oiseaux

The Caen Memorial is a popular stop for anyone who's looking to put their WWII Normandy visit into its full historical perspective. But as we can all agree, ...  Read more

Musée des Beaux-Arts

Although many come to Caen for its historic church, WWII memorial, or to use a base from which to explore Normandy, they also discover a delightful surprise ...  Read more

Normandy Museum (Musée de Normandie)

The Musée de Normandie is an interesting museum that puts this popular region into perspective. And it's unique in that it has nothing to do with WWII, ...  Read more

St Catherine’s Church

The Normandy town of Honfleur is home to St Catherine’s Church, the largest surviving wooden chapel in France. Built after the Hundred Years’ War by local ...  Read more

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