Between a rich historical heritage and the wild nature of its coastline, the city of Caen has many assets to ensure a serene holiday. Easy ideas to discover the city and its surroundings.
STARTING OFF WITH A SPRING
Jump back 140 years ago by visiting Le petit Lourdes d'erouville-Saint-Clair, faithful reproduction in the 2/3 of the sanctuary of the Marian city with its chapel, its laces and the cave of the springs.
Visitor Information-visits on Wednesdays from 15 July to 19 August 2020 at 1: 30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Price: 5€ / reduced: 4€
Dominated by the abbey Saint-Etienne, jewel of Romanesque and Gothic architecture, housing the Tomb of its illustrious founder, the Abbaye aux Hommes is a central place in the history and life of the Caen residents.
Guided tour of the Men's Abbey with its abbey which houses the Tomb of William The Conqueror.
Visitor Information every day from July to September at 10:30 a.m., 2:30 and 4 p.m. Duration: 50 minutes, discovery of the rooms of the monastery, cloister, hall of the guards, wine press and abbey church.
UNDER AN UMBRELLA
In Lion-sur-mer, live a unique immersive experience thanks to the "La Délicate" audio walk. Under a geolocated umbrella, you can discover the beautiful anglo-Norman villas of the resorts of Lion-sur-mer and Hermanville-sur-mer.
Visitor Information-Rental of umbrellas during the Opening Hours of the Tourist Information Office of Lion sur mer.
Discover the artists who have favored Caen. You will learn about the techniques used and the codes that shape their art.
Visitor Information- Guided tours on Fridays from 17 July to 21 August at 6 p.m.
From 4,00 € to 6,00 € / free for children under 10 years
Understanding the history of the birth of Normandy, between Rollon the Viking and William The Conqueror: such is the mission of Ornavik park. The exhibition entitled "From the vikings to the Normans" promises an immersion in the Middle Ages with a visit to a Carolingian village. A journey through time that could last forever in the year 911: only the Lady of Ornavik will give you the keys to escape from the park in a 2-hour Escape Game!
Visitor Information- From Wednesday to Sunday: visits depart at 10:30, 10:45, 11:00, 11:15, 11:30, 1:30, 1:45, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 3:00, 13:15, 3:30, 3:45, 4:00.
FOLLOW THE GUIDE!
Musical stroll, cycling rally, nature hiking, discovery of local know-how: the tourist guides of the Federation of guides of Normandy will whisk you away to unusual discoveries and fun itineraries. The city with a hundred bell towers can also be visited with children and tourist guides to reveal the secrets of its heritage.
Visitor Information– 12 and 19 August 2020 from 10:30 to 12:00
Starting at 6 years old
RELIVE D DAY
- Landing beaches by minibus
Explore the landing beaches by minibus with the Omaha Beach circuit, by Normandy Car Service! Pointe du hoc, Omaha Beach, Colleville sur Mer American Cemetery, Arromanches artificial harbour.
Visitor Information- every day from 22 June to 31 August only
Fixed price: 85€
- around Pegasus Bridge
Guided walk from Benouville to Ranville via the Pegasus Bridge: British airborne troops and French Resistance.
Visitor Information- approximate time: 2.5 hours - distance to travel: 5,3 km (3.3 miles) - reservation required...
- Landing at Sword beach
Guided tour around Operation Overlord and landing on Hermanville-sur-Mer and Colleville-Montgomery
Visitor Information-duration 2.5 hours - distance to travel: 3.4 km (2.1 miles) - Reservation recommended
photo: (c) Caen-la-mer tourism / Pauline and Medhi photography
SMARTAPPART: the housing solution in the city of Caen
Smartappart residential hotels are an economical alternative to hotels and have discounted prices starting from two nights. The furnished apartments are ideally located rue Grusse and Place de la République. Accommodating up to 4 people, each studio is equipped with a kitchenette, a bathroom and a living area that will make you feel right at home. Reinforced health protocols have been put in place to ensure the safety of your stays.
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