Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #3 in Caen, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 6 sights
Distance 3.3 km
Ascend 70 m
Descend 67 m

Experience Caen in France in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in CaenIndividual Sights in Caen

Sight 1: Mur d'enceinte du Château de Caen

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The Château de Caen is a castle in the Norman city of Caen in the Calvados département (Normandy). It has been officially classed as a Monument historique since 1997.

Wikipedia: Château de Caen (EN)

589 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 2: Collégiale du Saint-Sépulcre

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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.

Wikipedia: Collégiale du Saint-Sépulcre de Caen (FR)

770 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 3: Université de Caen Normandie

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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 faculty palace located in the city center during the Battle of Caen. It now brings together human and life sciences courses. There were 12,470 students in 2018–2019, or 49% of the number of students on the Caen campuses.

Wikipedia: Campus 1 de Caen (FR)

671 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 4: Église Saint-Julien

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Église Saint-JulienKarldupart / Image non libre

The church of Saint-Julien in Caen is a place of Christian worship built by Henry Bernard in the 1950s to replace the old church of Saint-Julien, located further south and destroyed in 1944. This monument has been classified as a historical monument since 27 June 2007.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Julien de Caen (FR)

605 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 5: Cité-jardin des Rosiers

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The garden city of Les Rosiers is a low-cost residential area located in Caen (Calvados) in the Hastings district. Built at the beginning of the twentieth century and gradually abandoned — but not completely — from the early 1990s, its future seems less uncertain since the registration of the facades as a historical monument and a project to remake it into a living space.

Wikipedia: Cité-jardin des Rosiers (FR)

640 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 6: Vallée des Jardins

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La Vallée des Jardins is a park located in Caen.

Wikipedia: Vallée des Jardins (FR)


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