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Chateau Ducal

14000, Caen, France
+33 2 31 27 14 14
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14000, Caen, France
+33 2 31 27 14 14
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can check out the moat of William the Conqueror's old digs. Most of the walls are completely intact. I wish some of the buildings were open when I was there.

Thank KellyChastain
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful weather helped as we went to the Chateau. Amazing grand entrance that opened up into not quite what I expected, a vast expanse and a carpark

Thank ChapmanBob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been many times to the castle over the past 30 years and it never ceases to impress me. It's a bit strange at first because there is no indoor part to it. remember that Caen was flattened in June 1944 so only the exterior...More

Thank Catherine V
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Wonderful chateau with lots to see and do, 2 nice museums and a very interesting garden with medieval type plants. Great views over the town from the ramparts and a lovely path all round the keep down in the dry motte

Thank Ghislaine334
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

This is the castle ruin of William the Conquerer. That is like almost a thousand years' history. Definitely a must visit.

Thank JustLoveToFly
Reviewed 24 April 2017

This is will worth visiting esp if you have a head for heights and go round the ramparts which school parties were doing - but as I don't I didnt. The museum is worth looking at as well. Covers a lot of ground but well...More

Thank Stebham
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Lots of history in this chateau. Tells the story of Caen. Highly recommend. Easy to get around. Helpful tourist information building

Thank Malillysr
Reviewed 14 March 2017

After traveling through Belgium and France, the kids were more interested in running amok in the playground, so my husband and I enjoyed the quiet and beautiful surroundings. We skipped the art museum, but did enjoy walking the outer wall to enjoy a nice view...More

Thank cgray79
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is the site of William the Conqueror's castle. It's amazing in size and it is well preserved. I enjoy traversing the ramparts and viewing the city from them. On a clear day the views are amazing. It's also a great place for folks to...More

Thank docprof001
Reviewed 8 January 2017

The castle is full of interesting ruins, stone walls and ramparts, a museum, gallery and restaurant, but the highlight of our quick visit was the castle donjon with its moat. Also great for scenic views over Caen and its beautiful buildings and churches.

1  Thank Athenaussie
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Laura M
We will be on a Tour of Canadian Battlefields & Memorials in Sept. We're staying at the Mercure Caen Centre Port Plaisance - is this hotel within walking distance of the chateau and what restaurants/bistros are nearby?
18 May 2016|
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Response from daves1946 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, 5-10 minutes walk (slightly uphill some of the way). Plenty of restaurants/bars/brasseries within the same distance.