The Town and the Region
Caen was William the Conqueror’s favorite place to live.
Situated at 14 km from the coast Caen is the place to see on the way to Cotentin and the Côte de Nacre.
The town which was rebuild after the Second World War will surprise the visitor. The city center is composed of 2 large and parallele avenues ending at the Castle. You can find on the side of those 2 avenues (Avenue du 8 juin and Rue Saint Jean) the Harbor (le Bassin Saint Pierre) and a vast meadow in the heart of the city, two elements which shake and change the town’s modern look.