Château de Caen and Museums

Caen
Normandy
Attractions and places of interest
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

One of the largest medieval complexes in Europe, William the Conqueror's 11th century castle is an impressive piece of military architecture. Looming above the city on a hillock and surrounded by a dry moat, it is an imposing sight.

Walk around the ramparts, discover the ancient Exchequer building, and find some quiet time in the church of St George. The Château de Caen is now home to the Musée de Normandie which explores the region's history from the Gauls and the Romans to the Vikings and Saxons, with exhibitions about the landscape of Normandy and the everyday lives of the Norman peasants.

You will also find the Museum of Fine Arts of Caen inside a modern building built within the walls of the château and containing a rich collection of portraits and landscapes from the 15th to the 20th century.

Find a holiday

Brittany Ferries holidays include return ferry travel with your car so you can explore at your own pace. What's more, you can pack everything you need to make the most of your time away - from bikes to surfboards and even the family pet.