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Kasteel van Caen (Château de Caen)
Kasteel van Caen (Château de Caen)

Kasteel van Caen (Château de Caen)

Free admission
Caen, France, 14000

Praktische info

Het kasteel is elke dag open voor bezoekers en het is gratis om binnen te komen - de lokale bevolking gebruikt het als een kortere weg tussen buurten! Mis niet het kijken naar de huidige opgravingen vanaf de top van de vestingmuren.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Caen Castle is an ideal spot for history and art lovers and for families with kids.
  • The castle is wheelchair accessible.
  • No entry free is required.
  • Don't miss looking down onto the current excavations from the top of the rampart walls.
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How to Get There

Caen Castle (Château de Caen) is located on Le Château in the historic center of Caen. Take bus line A or B to Quatrans or Bellivet stops, or tram line T1 or T3 to the Château-Quatrans stop. If you are driving, there is parking for a fee at the foot of the castle. Parking reserved for people with reduced mobility is by the entrance facing the University. A train ride from Paris takes about 2 hours.

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When to Get There

The castle is open every day to visitors, as locals use it as a shortcut between neighborhoods. Museums are open every day except Tuesdays in January through May and from November through December. Peak season for Caen, as well as the entire region of Normandy, is during the summer months. June especially sees many travelers who come to commemorate the anniversary of the D-Day landings.

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Wildcard

Museum of Fine Arts (Musée des Beaux-Arts) One of two major museums in the castle, the Musée des Beaux-Arts has one of the finest art collections in France. Spanning five centuries, the artworks show a remarkable range including an array of European painters starting in the 16th century, with its collection of 16th- and 17th-century European painters as the crown jewel. Outside is an impressive sculpture park with works by Rodin and Bourdelle, among others.

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