Places we love in Caen
7.8 Good 285 reviewsDescription This residence is located 2.5 km from the centre of Caen and a 10-minute drive from Caen Carpiquet Airport. It offers studios and apartments with free Wi-Fi.Review
"Great location friendly people. Lovely room,private with everything for a short of extended stay. Difficult to beat for the price. Friendly and cost are thebjey words"Walter. United Kingdom
7.6 Good 684 reviewsDescription Located just north of Caen, Hôtel Crocus Caen Mémorial is 4 km from the city centre and 500 metres from Mémorial de Caen. It has a shaded terrace and offers modern guest rooms with free WiFi access.
Premiere Classe Caen Nord - Mémorial 2-star hotel This is a Preferred property. It provides excellent service, great value and has brilliant reviews from Booking.com guests. The property may pay Booking.com a bit more to be in this programme.
Caen8.1 Very good 2,399 reviews
4 people are looking at this momentDescription Located a 4-minute drive from Caen Memorial, Première Classe Caen Nord – Mémorial-XML offers a terrace and free Wi-Fi access in the entire hotel. The Landing Beaches are a 20-minute drive away.
Caen City Centre, Caen8.9 Fabulous 753 reviewsDescription Royal Hôtel Caen Centre is located in the heart of Caen and offers accommodations with free Wi-Fi. With a 24-hour reception, it is just 700 metres from Caen Castle and it is serviced by a lift.
7.4 Good 1,179 reviewsDescription Set a 5-minute drive from Caen Memorial, Ibis Budget Caen Memorial offers a terrace, garden with garden furniture, buffet breakfast, vending machine and free Wi-Fi throughout.
7.5 Good 339 reviewsDescription This wood frame hotel is located in Saint-Contest, a 10-minute drive from Caen city centre, and 20 minutes' drive from the WWII landing beaches.
A Tribute to Norman History
Surrounded by Normandy countryside, Caen is a proud city which pays poignant tribute to its past. It suffered greatly during World War II and although most damage has been carefully rebuilt, one monument remaining partly in ruins is Saint-Étienne-le-Vieux church.
It sits opposite a floral park overlooked by the stately 11th-century Abbaye aux Hommes, built by William the Conqueror, who is buried here. His wife is buried in the equally grand Abbaye aux Dames by an even larger park to the east. Between the 2 lies another of William’s creations – the remarkably intact 11th-century Norman castle which now houses museums of Normandy history and fine art.
Another unmissable museum is the Memorial for Peace, a sensitive portrayal of the horrors of war, with particular emphasis on the D-Day landings on beaches north of the city. One road leading there passes Pegasus Bridge and the large Caen-Ouistreham passenger ferry port. The city is also served by Carpiquet Airport and a train station.
The surrounding streets are lined with shops and restaurants, and there are a few half-timbered buildings dotted around. The bars on Rue Ecuyére offer some of the best nightlife and are popular with the large student population.
Booking.com’s range of Caen accommodation includes luxury hotels, cheap B&BS and apartments with parking.