Caen is a prominent city in France’s Normandy region known for its role as William the Conqueror’s home and the site of the famous Battle of Normandy during World War II. It is a very modern city, as it was totally destroyed by fighting during WWII, and is now home to the Memorial for Peace
, which recognizes the horror of war and the ultimate goal of peace in the world. A must-see is Caen Castle ... read more
(Chateau Ducal de Caen), originally home to William the Conqueror who led the Normans into England in 1066. The city is also home to many beautiful churches, which always make good visits for their historical and artistic relevance. The D-Day landing beaches are located fairly close to the city, and are worth a short bus ride. Dining in the city is outstanding, as is par for the course in France. A vibrant bar scene has arisen on Rue Ecuyere (Ecuyere street) and during the bustling tourist season the city is a wonderful place to put a few back with new friends.