Caen: Attractions and more...
Chateau de Caen, one of Europe’s largest medieval fortresses, served as barracks for many wars right up to World War II; it has now taken on a more peaceful mantle and houses the Museum of Fine Arts and Museum of Normandy.
The Men’s Abbey, now converted into the Town hall, stands out due to its 84-metre tall twin tower and is also the site of William’s tomb. Its counterpart, The Ladies’ Abbey was built in the Romanesque style; its most remarkable features are the church and the tomb of Queen Matilda, William’s wife.
‘The William trail’ is an enchanting walking tour which takes you through the city and brings to notice the lesser known monuments and secrets of his times.
Chateau de Balleroy, owned by the Forbes family, is a short distance from Caen. It was the world’s first balloon museum; it displays artefacts related to ballooning and other antiques and works of art.
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Other Attractions France:
Deauville (About 23 mi)
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|Deauville - 22.9 mi|
Most visitors come to Deauville to soak up the sun on its beautiful beaches, to bet on horse races or to gamble at the casino. The Casino in Deauville, the third largest in...