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Caen in Calvados: a city with many facets!

Just 15 minutes away from your 4 star campsite, discover the beautiful city of Caen.
Rich of an exceptional tourist, architectural and cultural heritage, you will enjoy getting lost in the numerous shopping streets and the unmissable of the destination.

The city of Caen and its history!

A victim of the bombings of the Second World War, Caen has managed to preserve its charm and architecture, which now attracts millions of visitors every year. Like Rouen, it is one of the cities known as “the city of a hundred steeples” because of the many churches that can be seen, such as the church of Saint-Pierre, the church of Saint-Jean or the church of Saint-Nicolas and its old cemetery. Stop for a moment to contemplate them!

William the Conqueror left his mark on the history of Normandy and more particularly on the city of Caen, which owes him several of its emblematic monuments such as the Abbaye aux Dames and the Abbaye aux Hommes founded in 1060 and 1063 respectively. Let’s not forget also, in the heart of the city, the Castle of Caen and its ramparts which offer a magnificent panorama on the city once up there.

Shopping and leisure in Caen

With family, friends or as a couple, you can spend a pleasant time in Caen thanks to the many shops, restaurant-bars and leisure activities.

As far as restaurants are concerned, you will be served: the “rue écuyère” and the marina will seduce you with their numerous bars and pubs for festive evenings. The Vaugueux is a very popular district, full of small, unusual and pleasant restaurants. It’s up to you to choose: local cuisine, cheese specialities, fast food, pizzerias, and many others to delight your taste buds!

As for leisure activities and outings, there is no shortage of them in the centre of Caen and the surrounding area, as well as in Mondeville: laser games, bowling, escape-games with friends, cinema, theatre, concerts, exhibitions and much more. For all budgets and all ages, make your own programme according to your desires!

Parks and gardens in Caen city centre

Caen is also home to gardens, botanical parks and long walks away from the hustle and bustle of the city center. For lovers of flora, fauna and wide open spaces, stop at the “Colline aux Oiseaux“, take your picnic and enjoy a day in the wilderness. There, you will discover an exceptional panorama on the city, the rose garden, a labyrinth, a playground for children, a mini-golf, picnic tables and a mini animal park where births take place all year long. 17 hectares of walks for the whole family to do in the North of Caen, near the Memorial.

Another place to stroll is the Jardin des Plantes, also called the “green lung” of the city. 5,000 m2 of green space where no less than 8,000 species of plants, Norman, exotic and rare, grow! The gardeners will be happy to advise you on your planting thanks to the numerous animations all year long. Picnic tables, playground, toilets: for sure the young and old will appreciate this unique and quiet place.

the bird hill in Caen

To be discovered at the campsite

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