Caen - Distance from Le Manoir du Quesnay : 20 miles/32 km  Time: 30 minutes

The historic City of Caen is synonomous with the history of Normandy. Caen Castle was built in 1060 by William the Conqueror prior to the invasion of England and the Battle of Hastings. William was also buried here after returning to France. During World War 2 the city was reduced to ruins during the allied liberation with 75% damage.

Populated by 120,000 Caen today is a thriving city with a vibrant shopping area and social structure.

There are many interesting sights in Caen and one can spend many an hour exploring!

Other attractions in Caen include:

Mémorial de Caen - Normandy 1944 Museum, Library and Archives

Abbaye aux Hommes and Abbaye aux Dames

Vibrant city with many cafés, restaurants

Caen Castle - Museum of Normandy & Museum of Fine Art

Botanical Gardens

Horse Racing

Festyland - Children’s Amusement Park


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