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Caen's top attractions

Things to see and do

Visiting Caen in Normandy, or staying somewhere nearby?

Our attractions guides will help you to find the best way to keep everyone happy whilst on holiday with family-friendly attractions, museums and historical monuments, the great outdoors and much, much more!

Why not also take a look at our events & festivals pages to find out what is going on in Normandy during your holiday?

Caen Attractions

  • Château de Fontaine Henry
    5 out of 10, based on 15 ratings

    Halfway between Caen and the D-Day Landing beaches, this château overlooks a lush green valley. Its spectacular roofs sit above a richly…

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  • Le Mémorial de Caen
    8 out of 10, based on 56 ratings

    From pre-1945 to the post-1945 period, this museum tells the story of the 20thC in a spectacular presentation of the events that had such…

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  • Abbaye aux Hommes
    6 out of 10, based on 19 ratings

    William the Conqueror built this abbey, along with his wife Mathilda's stunning Abbaye aux Dames (the 'Ladies' Abbey'), as penance to the…

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  • Château de Caen and Museums
    6 out of 10, based on 21 ratings

    One of the largest medieval complexes in Europe, William the Conqueror's 11the century castle is an impressive piece of military…

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  • Parc Floral de la Colline aux Oiseaux
    5 out of 10, based on 11 ratings

    A gorgeous landscaped park that stretches across 17 hectares of land near the Caen Memorial, the Parc Floral de la Colline aux Oiseaux…

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  • Jardin des Plantes
    5 out of 10, based on 11 ratings

    Set on hilly terrain and built into the remains of a stone quarry, the beautiful Jardin des Plantes still has the evidence of it's past…

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  • Festyland
    6 out of 10, based on 32 ratings

    Festyland is an amusement park for younger children located near Caen. It has an historical theme so children will learn about pirates…

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  • Juno Beach
    7 out of 10, based on 27 ratings

    Around halfway between Gold Beach to the east and Sword Beach, which formed the left-hand flank of the D-Day Landing beaches, is Juno…

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  • Pegasus Memorial
    7 out of 10, based on 33 ratings

    Just a short drive from the ferry port at Caen, the British attack on Pegasus Bridge in the early hours of June 6th was crucial to the…

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  • Sword Beach
    8 out of 10, based on 28 ratings

    The left-hand flank of the D-Day landings, Sword Beach was one of the British landing beaches and is close to our port in Ouistreham.

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  • Ranville War Cemetery
    8 out of 10, based on 13 ratings

    The Ranville War Cemetery contains the graves of 2,235 Commonwealth servicemen, many from the British 6th Airborne Division who landed by…

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  • Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery
    8 out of 10, based on 6 ratings

    The Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery at Reviers is a moving and peaceful memorial to those Canadian soldiers who lost their lives at Juno…

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  • Juno Beach Centre
    10 out of 10, based on 2 ratings

    This museum is the only one on the D-Day Landing Beaches to be dedicated entirely to the role played by Canadian troops in the Second World…

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  • Musée Radar
    7 out of 10, based on 2 ratings

    This museum is devoted to the history of radar during WW2 and is based at the former Douvres-la-Délivrande observation station.

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  • Musée du No 4 Commando
    7 out of 10, based on 4 ratings

    The Musée du No 4 Commando pays tribute to the actions of the French commandos under Lieutenant Commander Philippe Kieffer, who captured…

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  • Merville Gun Battery
    8 out of 10, based on 6 ratings

    The Merville Gun Battery was one of the primary objectives for the 6th Airborne Division who landed in the night to silence German guns and…

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