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Chateau Ducal

14000, Caen, France
+33 2 31 27 14 14
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good51%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“castle walls” (7 reviews)
“art museum” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
14000, Caen, France
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+33 2 31 27 14 14
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"within the walls"
in 9 reviews
"castle walls"
in 7 reviews
"art museum"
in 5 reviews
"century building"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 9 reviews
"ticket office"
in 2 reviews
"nice visit"
in 2 reviews
"school groups"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful castle"
in 2 reviews
"middle of town"
in 2 reviews
"lots of history"
in 2 reviews
"take your time"
in 2 reviews
"ramparts"
in 44 reviews
"ruins"
in 16 reviews
"ducale"
in 15 reviews
"conqueror"
in 22 reviews
"exchequer"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Caen suffered terrible devastation in World War II leaving few buildings undamaged but it is still worth a visit for the intertwined history of France and England that began with William the Conqueror from this very Chateau.

Thank Rod H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting site with some good exhibits but there isn’t much left to see. There are some decent parts intact but the vast majority is inaccessible. The view towards the town is ok but you can’t see very much because of the vegetation.

Thank chowso
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Chosen by William as the site of his new fortress, central to Normandy. A huge site. Knocked about over the years, but would be worth a visit even if it were just ruins. Some of the ramparts have been restored. Two very forbidding gateways. Houses...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We spent all day in Caen, sightseeing and this was one we saw. we walked all around it checking it out. It is amazing walking right up to the top and looking out and seeing the view. well worth a visit.

Thank rojo306
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Very nice site which seems to be in continuous improvement. It certainly give an idea of the importance of the Ducs of Normandy ! very nice visit

Thank Anthony D
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

We had a few hours in Caen on our way back to Paris so we decided to visit Chateau Ducal. We walked from the train station to get there. There were some school groups going about their history study tour and it was nice to...More

Thank 314peter
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Last XIth century building (Guillelmi the Conqueror's chapel) was destroyed in 1944 with yankee's bombings. Despite on it - ghosts of XIth century shadows are still here, just spend there a little more time.

Thank ralex65
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

I had several hours before leaving Caen on my way to Rouen and walked over to this impressive ancient structure in the city's centre. The walk along the ramparts provided extraordinary views of the city. The area also houses the city's museums. Be sure to...More

Thank Ron W
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

We walked around this the first night we arrived and it was beautiful so we went back during the day as well. You can walk along the ramparts and there's lots of information about the history around the ruins.

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

This area dominates this end of Caen. A sprawling complex of museums, galleries and historical sites. The high ramparts are impressive and give great views across the city.

Thank RMHMT
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uk4now2016
8 October 2017|
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Response from Catherine V | Reviewed this property |
All totally free and not connected to museum opening hours
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Laura M
18 May 2016|
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Response from daves1946 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, 5-10 minutes walk (slightly uphill some of the way). Plenty of restaurants/bars/brasseries within the same distance.
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