13 Sights in Caen, France (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Caen, France. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 13 sights are available in Caen, France.

Sightseeing Tours in Caen

1. Université de Caen Normandie

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Campus 1 of Caen is one of the campuses of Caen-Normandie University. It 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. Today it brings together human and living science training. There are 12,470 students in 2018–2019, or 49% of the workforce of Caen campuses.

Wikipedia: Campus 1 de Caen (FR)

2. Abbaye d'Ardenne

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Ardenne Abbey, the Abbey of Our Lady of Ardenne, is a former Premonstratensian abbey founded in the 11th century and located near Saint-Germain-la-Blanche-Herbe in Calvados, near Caen, France. It is now occupied by the Institute of Contemporary Publishing Archives. Several buildings of the abbey have been preserved, including the church. These are protected as historic monuments.

Wikipedia: Ardenne Abbey (EN)

3. Cité-jardin des Rosiers

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The garden city of Rosiers is a cheap residential area located in Caen (Calvados) in the Hastings district. Built in the early 20th century and abandoned little by little - but not totally - from the early 1990s, its future seems less uncertain since the inscription of the historic monument of the facades and a project to rebuild it as a living space.

Wikipedia: Cité-jardin des Rosiers (FR)

4. Chapelle du Bon Sauveur

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The public mental health institution in Caen, formerly known as The Good Savior, and later the Specialized Hospital of Caen, is a former convent transformed into a psychiatric hospital from the 19th century by the Congregation of the Daughters of the Good Savior founded in the first part of the 18th century.

Wikipedia: Centre hospitalier spécialisé du Bon Sauveur (FR)

5. Centre pénitentiaire de Caen

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The Caen Penitentiary Centre, also known as Beaulieu Prison, is a penitentiary centre located in the Maladrerie district of Caen. It has been housing long-term prisoners since 1975. The 19th-century building has been listed as a historical monument since 29 October 1975.

Wikipedia: Centre pénitentiaire de Caen (FR)

6. Hôtel de Mondrainville

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The Hôtel de Mondrainville, also known as Hôtel de la Monnaie, is a mansion built between 1531 and 1562 in the old city center 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.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de Mondrainville (FR)

7. Maison natale de Malherbe

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The house known as Malherbe's birthplace is a building located in Caen, in the French department of Calvados, Normandy. Rebuilt at the place of the birthplace of François de Malherbe, it dates from the end of the 16th century and is registered as historic monuments.

Wikipedia: Maison natale de Malherbe (FR)

8. Tour Guillaume-Le-Roy

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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 .

Wikipedia: Tour Leroy (FR)

9. Chapelle Sainte-Paix

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The Sainte-Paix chapel is a place of worship built in the 11th century on the territory of Mondeville incorporated into Caen in the 18th century. It has been the subject of a classification as historic monuments since June 3, 1975.

Wikipedia: Chapelle Sainte-Paix (FR)

10. Hôtel Daumesnil

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The Daumesnil hotel is a mansion located in Caen. It was built in the 17th century on the new Royal square. He was registered as historic monuments for the first time on June 1, 1927 and a second time on November 29, 2021.

Wikipedia: Hôtel Daumesnil (FR)

11. Manoir des Gens d'Armes

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Manoir des Gens d'Armes

The Manoir des Gens d'armes, also known as the Manoir de Nollent or the Manoir de la Talbotière, is a 15th-century manor house located in Caen, Normandy, France. It has been listed as a historical monument since 1862.

Wikipedia: Manoir des Gens d'armes (FR)

12. Réservoir ou château d'eau de la Guérinière

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Réservoir ou château d'eau de la GuérinièreKarldupart / Image non libre

The Guérinière Water Castle is a water castle located in the Guérinière district in Caen. Thanks to its 3000 m3, it supplies water to the neighbourhoods of Guérinière, Vaucelles and the Grace of God.

Wikipedia: Château d'eau de la Guérinière (FR)

13. Pavillon des Sociétés savantes

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The pavilion of learned societies, also called in the past "Fair pavilion" or "Langlois museum", is a building built in Caen in the 18th century, originally to house the city's aldermen during the fairs.

Wikipedia: Pavillon des sociétés savantes (FR)


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