The capital of Basse-Normandie, Caen is a lively, cultured university town with a compact historic centre. Although devastated in 1944, it was carefully restored, and today successfully blends modern with old, dominated still by William the Conqueror’s Château Ducal and his two great abbeys. The presence of a colourful marina in the heart of the town is a reminder that Caen is also a proud seaport. Equidistant from Cherbourg, Mont-St-Michel and Rouen, it makes an excellent base for exploring Normandy.prac_infoOffice de Tourisme, pl St-Pierre • 02 31 27 ...

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