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It is the third largest city in all of Normandy after Le Havre and Rouen and the third largest city in Normandy after Rouen and Le Havre. The metropolitan area of ​​Caen, in turn, is the second largest in Normandy after that of Rouen, the 21st largest in France.

It is located 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) inland from the English Channel, 200 kilometers northwest of Paris and connected to the south of England by the Caen- (Ouistreham) -Portsmouth ferry route. Caen is located in the center of its northern region and is a center of political, economic and cultural power. Located a few miles from the coast, landing beaches, lively resorts in Deauville and Cabourg, Norman Switzerland and Pays d'Auge, Caen is often considered the archetype of Normandy.

Caen is known for its historic buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there and for the Battle for Caen - heavy fights that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying a large part of the city. The city has now kept its memory by erecting a memorial and a museum dedicated to peace, the Caen Memorial. Caen has an oceanic climate which is somewhat improved due to its slightly inland position. Despite this, summers are still cool by French standards, and the climate is maritime in terms of high rainfall, relatively modest sun hours and mild winters.

In the past, Caen had a guided bus system - built by Bombardier Transportation and modeled on its light transport guidance technology. In the face of residents' anger at the project, the municipality had to follow the project with only 23% of the population in favor of [citation needed] for the new form of transport. The layout of the city center road has been profoundly transformed [citation], and the problems of the former without traffic jams are still unresolved [citation needed]. The system was shut down in 2017 to make room for a new tram network, which will open in 2019.


Caen | Caen is a commune in the northwest of France. It is the prefecture of the Calvados department. The city has 103,365 inhabitants (since 2012), while its urban area has 420,000, making it the largest city in the former Lower Normandy

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Brit Nord Memorial, Caen

Brit Nord Memorial

Caen, Normandy, France

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    Sejours Affaires Le Clos Beaumois, Caen

    Sejours Affaires Le Clos Beaumois

    Caen, Normandy, France

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      Best Western Plus Moderne, Caen

      Best Western Plus Moderne

      Caen, Normandy, France

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        Aparthotel Adagio Caen Centre, Caen

        Aparthotel Adagio Caen Centre

        Caen, Normandy, France

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          Ivan Vautier Hotel Restaurant Spa, Caen

          Ivan Vautier Hotel Restaurant Spa

          Caen, Normandy, France

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            Ibis Styles Caen Centre Paul Doumer, Caen

            Ibis Styles Caen Centre Paul Doumer

            Caen, Normandy, France

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              Ibis Caen Porte De Bretagne, Caen

              Ibis Caen Porte De Bretagne

              Caen, Normandy, France

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                Kyriad Caen Sud Ifs, Caen

                Kyriad Caen Sud Ifs

                Caen, Normandy, France

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                  Ibis Styles Caen Centre Gare, Caen

                  Ibis Styles Caen Centre Gare

                  Caen, Normandy, France

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                    B Hotel Caen Mondeville, Caen

                    B Hotel Caen Mondeville

                    Caen, Normandy, France

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                      Brit Hotel Caen Est Mondeville, Caen

                      Brit Hotel Caen Est Mondeville

                      Caen, Normandy, France

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                        Hotel Campanile Caen Est Mondeville, Caen

                        Hotel Campanile Caen Est Mondeville

                        Caen, Normandy, France

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                          Royal Hotel Caen Centre, Caen

                          Royal Hotel Caen Centre

                          Caen, Normandy, France

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                            Hotel Novotel Caen Cote De Nacre, Caen

                            Hotel Novotel Caen Cote De Nacre

                            Caen, Normandy, France

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                              Ibis Styles Caen Centre Paul Doumer, Caen

                              Ibis Styles Caen Centre Paul Doumer

                              Caen, Normandy, France

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                                Premiere Classe Caen Est Mondeville, Caen

                                Premiere Classe Caen Est Mondeville

                                Caen, Normandy, France

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                                  Best Western Hotel Moderne, Caen

                                  Best Western Hotel Moderne

                                  Caen, Normandy, France

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                                    Interhotel De France, Caen

                                    Interhotel De France

                                    Caen, Normandy, France

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                                      Inter Hotel De France, Caen

                                      Inter Hotel De France

                                      Caen, Normandy, France

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                                        Campanile Caen Mondeville, Caen

                                        Campanile Caen Mondeville

                                        Caen, Normandy, France

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                                          Appart City Caen, Caen

                                          Appart City Caen

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                                          Caen, Normandy, France

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                                          Valentin, couple 05/08/2018DIRECT BOOKING traveler

                                          Oras amplasat perfect pentru vizitarea coastei Normandiei si in special a zonelor de debarcare din al 2-lea Razboi Mondial. In apropierea Hotelului este un centru comercial unde aveti si Carrefour, chiar. Se poate gati in apartament - este utilat fuficient de bine pentru cateva zile de cncediu - n-as fi crezut, dar aveau chiar si tirbushon pt vin - Foarte folositor dupa o zi de alegat!!! :) In oras merita vazut centrul si Castelul Caen (se viziteaza gratis curtea interioara inclusiv acces pe zidurile de aparare de unde aveti perspectiva asupra orasului.. Localnicii sunt amabili, majoritatea vorbesc engleza dar se simt mai fericiti daca le vorbesti in Franceza - evident.




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