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  Welcome to Caen

  Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Welcome to Caen - The city of a hundred spires

Caen is located in the north-west of France with a population of around 109,630 , near to the English Channel., in Normandie, 2 hours from Paris.
The town had the particularity to have an exceptional heritage, and preserve it since William the Conqueror (Xth century).
Not so far away to the town you will find the landing beaches of the Second World War, the Memorial of Caen and the Peace Museum.
With greens spaces, walkers streets, and tramway make the town friendly.
Caen is also a big university centre and dynamic with a lot of animation, cultural spectacle all year.
A lots of museums and monuments are present in Caen: Museum of Normandie, Museum of Fine Arts, Abbey men and Abbey ladies, the ramparts which give a perfect view of the city...
Today, Caen is the capital of Basse-Normandie and improve the bran of city sustainable.


The city of Caen offer a lot of park to rest and enjoy the sun. The famous attraction is the Memorial of Caen wich tell the history of the second world war. Then you will find the Abbey men and Abbey ladies, some church, the castle Duval.Caen offers you some pretty interesting tourist spots that you could visit:
-Memorial of Caen
-Castle of Caen
-Churches ( St Pierre, St Jean, St Etienne )
-Museum of Normandie
-Botanic Garden
-City Hall


The night-life in Caen is vibrant and entertaining. Take a walk near the port and in the center, you will find a lot of bar, restaurants and nightclubs. Famous nightclubs are the Pub Fiction, Pub Concorde, Le Chic and many more. All around the year you will fine some events in Caen. Le Che, Le Vertigo and Le Carre New Club are some bars and nightclubs to enjoy the night in Caen


Caen have a lot of boutiques, Boulevard du Maréchal-Leclerc, rue St-Pierre, and rue de Strasbourg are the most street to fine what you wish. You will find commercial centre like Mondeville2 and Gallery Lafayette.


Standard Time Zone: GMT/UTC + 01:00 hour


The climate of Caen is classified as an oceanic climate. Usually, there are a cool summers and mild winters. In fact, the proximity with the sea make on one side a winter a little bit warmer and on the other side the cooler summer.

Public transportation

Caen implanted a service V'eol for everyone with 350 cycles and 40 stations. There is also bus and tramway to go all around the town.Caen has a public transport network consisting of buses and trolleybuses. Its airport is in the commune of Carpiquet and has a regular line with Lyon. Through the various highways it communicates with Paris and with Great Britain. There is also the option of using the rail road or for sports fans and cycling using the bike path that has 30 km


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