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Chateau de Caen, Caen

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One of the largest medieval fortresses of Western Europe, Chateau de Caen was built in 1060 by William the Conqueror, who successfully conquered England in 1066. Along with all of Normandy, it was handed over to the French Crown in 1204. The castle saw several engagements during the Hundred Years' War and was in use as a barracks as late as World War II. Bullet holes are visible on the walls of the castle where members of the French Resistance were shot. Plan your Chateau de Caen visit and explore what else you can see and do in Caen using our Caen tour itinerary planner.
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  • take a walk in the centuries old chateau. picturesque and quaint. Maintenance is expected though. Nice restauant for coffee/drinks with toilet facilities. 
    take a walk in the centuries old chateau. picturesque and quaint. Maintenance is expected though. Nice restauant for coffee/drinks with toilet facilities.  more »
  • We explored here prior to going in to Caen itself for dinner. Very informative information boards around and some spectacular views from the ramparts. 
    We explored here prior to going in to Caen itself for dinner. Very informative information boards around and some spectacular views from the ramparts.  more »
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  • A nice walk around an important historical location. Plenty to occupy you for an hour or two. Be prepared for the weather - hot or cold - as it’s quite open.
  • Very well kept. All historical signs in French and English. There were a few field trips there but not crowded and very easy to see all the exhibits.

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