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Family outings in Caen

Take advantage of your break in Caen to explore the city with your family


Discover Caen's emblematic monuments

The city of Caen is packed with must-see sites. So now's the time to find out more with your family.

The Abbaye-aux-Hommes and the Abbaye-aux-Dames
These two great Benedictine monasteries were founded by William the Conqueror around 1060. Their unique architecture and decor are a must-see when visiting Caen.

Ardenne Abbey
This place steeped in history is located just outside Caen, on the highest point of the plain. Long restored, Ardenne Abbey is now home to the Institut des mémoires de l'édition contemporaine.

The Normandy Museum
At the heart of Caen Castle, the Musée de Normandie retraces the history of the region over two floors. Children can take advantage of a puzzle booklet to enhance their cultural visit.

The Caen Memorial
Walk in the footsteps of the soldiers of the Second World War, the Normandy Landings of June 1944 and the Battle of Normandy at the Memorial.

It is the most visited museum outside the Paris region, earning it the "Musée de France" label.


A different way to visit the city

Set sail and explore Caen in a different way.

Au fil de l'Orne" water sports centre
At the water sports centre, you can hire a variety of craft to navigate the Orne: pedal boats, electric boats, canoes and kayaks, and paddle boats.

This family outing takes you along the water to discover the Orne valley and enjoy the peace and quiet and some friendly family time.

Canal boat trip
Climb aboard a 20-person tourist boat on the Caen Canal.

For around 1 hour, an experienced guide will tell you all about the history of the canal and the surrounding buildings.

Young and old alike will have a great time being guided and learning all about the canal.

A ride on the little tourist train
From June to the end of September, the city of Caen operates a small tourist train for a lively 45-minute ride.

Take a seat and let yourself be guided. On the programme, you'll have the chance to see Caen's main buildings, including the marina, the Abbaye-aux-Hommes and Saint-Pierre church.
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