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Caen la Mer

Caen is a lively town where medieval history mixes with that of the Second World War. The Caen Memorial, Château Ducal, Fine Arts museum and the two Abbeys are among the sights to explore.

The town of William the Conqueror has maintained the old neighbourhoods such as Vaugueux and pretty limestone buildings that were able to withstand the bombings of the Second World War.

Caen also has parks, shopping streets and a lively town centre.

In the evening, the ambiance is shared between the old neighbourhoods of place Saint-Sauveur and rue Écuyère, Vaugueux and the marina. You will find a young, family and tourist-oriented atmosphere there.

The town is linked to the sea by the Canal, built 160 years ago so that boats could access the port of Caen. A multi-use path, which leads to Ouistreham Riva-Bella from where the ferries leave for England, runs alongside this canal.