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Historic, cosy area

One of the few places not destroyed by bombs in WWII. A cozy atmosphere with plenty of restaurant... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2018
Brantford, Canada
Rare survivor

A short street near the castle housing most of the remains of pre 1944 domestic Caen architecture... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2018
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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13 Jul 2018
“Historic, cosy area”
12 Jun 2018
“Rare survivor”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed July 13, 2018

One of the few places not destroyed by bombs in WWII. A cozy atmosphere with plenty of restaurant options to choose from as you wander down the street looking at various menus. Each restaurant offers something different. Highly recommend this area.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Georgeglas
Reviewed June 12, 2018

A short street near the castle housing most of the remains of pre 1944 domestic Caen architecture, now entirely dedicated to the restaurant trade. At least that's better than the dreadful reputation it once had. Great fans of the 'Little Sparrow?' A very young Edith...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Hornado
Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

Really lovely section of the city. If the rest of Caen survived like this it would rival Paris or Venice. Lots of excellent restaurants and a nice vibe to the people you meet there

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank TadhgM32
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Important because so much of Caen was destroyed during the Second World War, yet these houses somehow survived. Beautiful.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Christopher P
Reviewed September 11, 2017

It is fun just to walk around the old quarter, amazing it survived WW2. many eateries and cafes to pick from.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

Given what happened to Caen in 1944, this is a great place to see surviving old houses and to perhaps imagine Caen in times past.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed May 21, 2017

One of my favourite restaurants is in this area. It's full of wonderful old buildings with loads of character and a great place to wander through, especially at night. Loads of great restaurants and cafes. highly recommend a little visit here.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Tosugaradream
Reviewed November 24, 2016

We have been eating in this area three times during our stay in Caen at it has always been a very good choice. This is the restaurant mile with very good options for a variety of tastes and budgets.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank BrigitteK236
Reviewed November 9, 2016

In this place, you'll find a group of Caen's oldest houses, still remainning after the D-Day 1944. An architectural interest for seeing a city of Normandy houses, from XVI to XVIII centuries

Date of experience: November 2016
3  Thank Cygne-d-etang
Reviewed October 25, 2016

This area is pretty central to downtown. There are lots of shops and restaurants to choose from. Definitely take a stroll thru here.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank paulaspassport
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