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Caen Tourist Attractions

Located just 223 km away from Paris and near to the English Channel as well, Cane is renowned for its historical significance and monuments. Due to its convenient geographical location in the midst of sea and the land, Caen is a perfect destination for travelers to explore. Through the ages this city has retained its splendor and preserved the magnificent monuments located here. The soul of the city can be seen in the ancient quarters located there. For those who are looking to take a talk down history, to get a glimpse of the mystic past, Caen is a lovely place to go on vacation.

The city of Caen was founded by William the Conqueror in the 11th century. Visitors from all over the world come here every year, to see the nice place. A number of hotels have also been set up to cater to the visitors. So, if you are planning to pack your bag and head over to Caen, you can have a comfortable stay there. Some of the attractions in Caen that you can visit are given here:

The Caen Memorial Museum – this is a must-see attraction in Caen and also for visitors to Normandy. Inaugurated in 1988, the exhibits at the museum give an hour-by-hour account of the D-Day; it also tells depicts huge price that had to be paid to get freedom and the feebleness of peace. Admission fees for adults start from €17; entry is free for children under 10 years and veterans.

Abbaye-aux-Hommes and Abbaye-aux-Dames – these two abbeys were constructed by William the Conqueror and his wife Mathilde, to purge from their marriage, which was considered to be a sin. Apparently, the pope had excommunicated them from their marriage as they were distant cousins. At Abbaye-aux Dames, opening hours is 2pm to 5pm; guided tours are available from 2.30pm and 4pm and admission is free. At Abbaye-aux-Hommes, admission fee is €2.50; it is free for those below 18; and guided tours are available at 9.30am, 11am, 2.30pm, and 4pm.


St-Pierre Church: built in the 13th and 14th century on the south of Caen Chateau, it is famous for the 245ft tower. The interiors feature elegant gothic architecture along with, a life-size sculpture of the church's patron, St. Peter.

Normandy Beaches: located few blocks away from Caen, these beaches have a huge historical significance. A portion of this beach served as a landing area, for allied troops. You can take a walk around the coast o see the beauty of this place and also get a feel of history.

Atlantic Wall Museum – this museum showcases the difficulties, which the allied forces faced on landing at the Normandy beaches. The Grand Bunker served as headquarter for the Germans; it has now become an important part of the museum. Entery fees for adults are €6, for children under 12 years it is €3 and parking is free.