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Top 5 places to visit in Caen

Must-see visits for all tastes

Dive into the excitement of Caen, City of Art and History, for a stay full of discoveries! Here are our top 5 places to visit in Caen!

The Caen Memorial

It is impossible to stay in Caen without visiting the Caen Memorial!

Located near the D-Day landing beaches, this museum retraces the beginnings of the Second World War until the end of the Cold War.

You will also discover the film "Europe our history" and temporary exhibitions. A must-see.

Practical information
  • Open every day (except Mondays from October to December)
  • Adults: €19.80, children (aged 10-18): €17.50, students: €5
  • Access: Bus line 2, stop Théâtre Quai 3, 180 metres from the hotel. Get off at Mémorial.

The Jardin des Plantes

A bubble of nature in the heart of Caen city centre where you can admire thousands of species of plants from here and elsewhere.

The vast greenhouses of exotic plants are a special treat.

Practical information
  • Free access every day
  • Access: bus line 4, 10 or 23, Bellivet stop 220 metres from the hotel. Get off at Place de la Mare.

The Castle of Caen

Built on the initiative of William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy, around 1060, this castle has survived the centuries.

With its keep and imposing ramparts, it was even one of the largest fortified enclosures in Europe!

Today, the castle enclosure opens up for you: discover the Museum of Normandy and the Museum of Fine Arts.

Practical information
  • Free access every day
  • Access: on foot, 600 metres from the hotel

The "Vaugueux" district

This is the place to be to feel the medieval atmosphere that reigns in Caen!

This emblematic and authentic district combines cobbled streets, stone or timber-framed houses, cafés and restaurants... For the anecdote, it is here that Edith Piaf's family lived.

Practical information
  • Access: on foot, 600 metres from the hotel

The Abbaye aux Dames and the Abbaye aux Hommes

The Abbaye aux Dames was built by Queen Mathilde between 1060 and 1080.

It includes a crypt and a superb Romanesque abbey church, where Queen Mathilde is buried.

The Men's Abbey was built by William the Conqueror from 1066 onwards and was not completed until the 13th century. It combines Romanesque and Gothic styles.

Practical information
  • Abbaye aux Dames: free access every day
  • Access: bus line 5, stop Théâtre Quai 3, 180 metres from the hotel. Get off at Abbaye aux Dames stop
  • Abbaye aux Hommes: 3 to 5€, every day
  • Access: bus line 4, 21 or 23, stop Théâtre Quai 3, 180 metres from the hotel. Get off at Hôtel de Ville Quai 1.

Your 4 star hotel in Caen

To visit Caen and its must-see attractions without any constraints, don't hesitate to book a stay in the city centre at the Best Western Plus Le Moderne!

Our 4-star hotel will seduce you with its warm and contemporary setting.

The 42 rooms rival each other in charm with their elegant and colourful decoration with baroque touches.

Discover all the rooms

To start the day, let yourself be tempted by a buffet breakfast where you will be offered cheeses, farm yoghurts, pastries or cold cuts...

And end the day in the hotel bar with a glass of Calvados, the traditional Normandy digestive.

Don't wait any longer and book your Best Western hotel in Normandy now!
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