14 Sights in Caen, France (with Map and Images)
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1. Monastère des Bénédictines
The Benedictine Monastery of the Blessed Sacrament of Caen is a former monastery founded by the Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict in Caen in 1643. Following the destruction of a large part of the monastic buildings in 1944 during the Battle of Caen, a new monastery was built in Couvrechef. The latter, transformed from 1986 into a residence for the elderly, has been protected as a historical monument since 2005.
2. Maison des Quatrans
The Maison des Quatrans is a half-timbered house built in the 1460s in the old city centre of Caen. The entire former Hôtel des Quatrans has been classified as a historical monument since 24 July 1953. The house takes its name from a confusion with another hotel, called Manoir du Four Quatrans, which belonged to the Quatrans family, tabellions of the king in Caen, and which were located slightly further north.
3. Université de Caen Normandie
Campus 1 in Caen is one of the campuses of the University of Caen-Normandy. This is the historic campus, built by Henry Bernard as part of the Reconstruction of Caen, after the destruction of the Palais des Faculties located in the city center during the Battle of Caen. It now includes human and life sciences courses. There are 12,470 students in 2018–2019, or 49% of the number of students on Caen campuses.
4. Cité-jardin des Rosiers
The rose-garden city is a cheap residential area located in Caen (Calvados) in the Hastings district. Built at the beginning of the 20th century and little by little abandoned - but not completely - from the early 1990s, its future seems less uncertain since the inscription Historic monument of the facades and a project to redo a space of housing.
5. Chapelle du Bon Sauveur
The public mental health institution of Caen, previously named Le Bon Sauveur, then Specialized Hospital Center of Caen is a former convent transformed into a psychiatric hospital from the nineteenth century by the Congregation of the Daughters of the Good Savior founded in the first part of the eighteenth century.
Wikipedia: Centre hospitalier spécialisé du Bon Sauveur (FR)
6. Hôtel de Mondrainville
The Hôtel de Mondrainville, also known as the Hôtel de la Monnaie, is a mansion built between 1531 and 1562 in the old city centre of Caen by Étienne Duval de Mondrainville. It was located at 12 rue de la Monnaie, partly destroyed in 1944, it is now at No. 7 rue Gémare.
7. Maison natale de Malherbe
The house known as the birthplace of Malherbe is a building located in Caen, in the French department of Calvados, Normandy. Rebuilt on the site of the birthplace of François de Malherbe, it dates from the late sixteenth century and is listed as a historical monument.
8. Tour Guillaume-Le-Roy
The Leroy tower sometimes called Tour Guillaume-le-Roy, built in the 14th century, is one of the main vestiges of urban fortifications, which stands on the territory of the French commune of Caen, in the department of Calvados, in the Normandy region .
9. Hôtel Daumesnil
The Hotel Daumesnil is a private mansion located in Caen. It was built in the seventeenth century on the new royal square. It is registered as a historical monument for the first time on June 1, 1927 and a second time on November 29, 2021.
10. Réservoir ou château d'eau de la Guérinière
The La Gu é rinißre water tower is a water tower located in the La Gu é rinißre district of Caen, France. Because of its 3,000 cubic metres of water, it supplies water to the La Gu é rinißre, Vaucelles and La Grace de Dieu areas.
11. Manoir des Gens d'Armes
The Manoir des Gens d'armes, also called Manoir de Nollent or Manoir de la Talbotière, is a fifteenth-century manor house located in Caen, in the French region of Normandy. It has been classified as a historical monument since 1862.
12. Collégiale du Saint-Sépulcre
The collegiate church of the Holy Sepulchre of Caen is a former collegiate church founded in the thirteenth century in the Vaugueux district of Caen. This monument has been classified as a historical monument since February 23, 1934.
13. Chapelle Sainte-Paix
The Sainte-Paix chapel is a place of worship built in the eleventh century on the territory of Mondeville incorporated into Caen in the eighteenth century. It has been classified as a historical monument since 3 June 1975.
14. Pavillon des Sociétés savantes
The pavilion of learned societies, also called in the past "Pavillon de la foil" or "Langlois Museum", is a building built in Caen in the eighteenth century, originally to house the aldermen of the city during fairs.
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