Château de Fontaine Henry

Caen
Normandy
Attractions and places of interest
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

Halfway between Caen and the D-Day Landing beaches, this château overlooks a lush green valley. Its spectacular roofs sit above a richly carved façade and there are guided tours of the furnished interior with its paintings, objets d'art and antique games.

Nearby attractions

A moving and peaceful memorial to those Canadian soldiers who lost their lives at Juno Beach and in the days following the D-Day Landings.

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

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 War.

One of the most famous places in the D-Day Landings it is commonly considered to be the first house liberated by the Allies on 6 June 1944.

Places to visit nearby

Caen, in Normandy, is one of the oldest university towns in France. Bustling with activity, it is a vibrant and attractive city on the River Orne.

Bayeux in Normandy is a beautiful medieval city, brimming with history, and is the home of the famous Bayeux Tapestry.

Deauville in Normandy is a glamorous town on the Côte Fleurie ('flowery coast'), famous for horse racing and its international cultural festivals.