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The heritage of William the Conqueror

During your stay in caen

With family or friends, take advantage of the proximity of the hotel and our family and connecting rooms to discover the old town of Caen!

The Château Ducal

An emblem of Caen's historical heritage, the Château de Caen is one of the largest medieval fortifications in Europe.
The castle has kept the traces of each century of its history, from the restored ramparts overlooking the keep, William's palace, the Chessboard room, the church of Saint Georges and the Governors' Lodge...
Through the main gate, you enter what is now the museum, exhibition and show grounds.
The castle also offers the most beautiful views of Caen from the ramparts.


In order to reconcile himself with the Vatican, which reproached him for marrying the Princess of Flanders, his distant cousin, William the Conqueror undertook the construction of the Men's Abbey in 1066. Started in the Romanesque style, it was completed in the 13th century in the Gothic style. It includes the Abbey of Saint-Etienne (11th, 13th and 17th centuries), which houses the tomb of William the Conqueror, the monastery buildings (18th century), now the Town Hall, the cloister and the Guard Room (14th century), a former ceremonial room and now the town council room.


Founded around 1059-1060 by William the Conqueror and his wife Matilda of Flanders, the former Benedictine Abbey of the Trinity of Caen stands at the top of the hill overlooking the confluence of the Orne and Odon rivers in Caen. Queen Matilda, founder of the Abbey, was buried in November 1083 in the choir of the abbey church where her epitaph, engraved on a black marble slab, is still visible.
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