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14000, Caen, France
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

Well I love a good castle, and this has such historic resonance for an Englishman so when in the area I could not resist a visit. The castle is not fully intact but there is still enough standing to see how impressive and imposing this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank seattaxi
Reviewed 20 October 2018

it is must place to visit if you are in Caen althought there isn't many left to see, few buildings remain undamaged. it is free to walk around the grounds and on the remparts where the view of the city center is amazing!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank arissl
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

This is a huge site. Admission is free to the grounds, including the ramparts. There are two museums within the walls; admission is charged for those. The ruins of the ducal palace are visible but not accessible by the public (although they are accessible by...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MN_Walkers
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Built over several centuries, Caen Chateau is free to enter, although you do pay for the museums. It's such a contrasting place that it offers a little of many things. Started by William the Conquerer, and with additions by Henry I and subsequent French kings,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Nice place for a (free) visit in Caen. One of the biggest remaining in Europe. Great views over Caen from top of the remparts.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stephan G
Reviewed 20 August 2018

The city of Caen is probably the only place in the whole Normandy that did not satisfy my expectations. The castle is probably the best place to visit within the city (here I’m not considering the Caen Memorial). This castle is quite impressive and well...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Aldo B
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Have to go there. And also see the exchecker's house inside castle. Lovely points of views on town center.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Enna M
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

When you come at Caen enter in the City coming by North. Passing in the castle offer you a different experience to discover and view all from above. Very nice

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lorenz B
Reviewed 1 July 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Rod H
Reviewed 30 June 2018 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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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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18 May 2016|
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, 5-10 minutes walk (slightly uphill some of the way). Plenty of restaurants/bars/brasseries within the same distance.