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Chateau Ducal

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Address: 14000, Caen, France
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Center of Town, Multiple Things to Do

Not only can you walk around and explore this castle, but there are also 2 museums and a restaurant inside. Its the center of town and has something for everyone of all ages... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2016
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

As an American, I can't claim to have any other castles to compare it too, but this was terrific! Beautiful to see at night and peaceful to roam during the day. I'd love to bring my family here.

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Minnesota
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

950th anniversary of Williams victory at Hastings. Was wonderful to see. Do not neglect the views of Caen from the fortification.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Not only can you walk around and explore this castle, but there are also 2 museums and a restaurant inside. Its the center of town and has something for everyone of all ages. Cannot miss!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

To be standing on the ground that once house William the Conquerer's castle was an experience. There is still a lot to see and it is a very popular location. We went twice in two days to ensure that we saw it all.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

The Chateau is very imposing, sitting on a hilltop right in the middle of Caen. The entrance was build by the English man during the Hundred years' war. Walking along the ramparts provides lovely views towards the town with its many church steeples. There are also the ruins of William the Conqueror's original castle to be seen - it's one... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

Have on mind that on the site you will not find the castle, but only the castle ruins and the remains of the defensive wall. If you climb up the walls you will see one side of the city, but La Maison des Quatrans and Église Saint-Pierre the best. Of course you can visit Musée de Normandie and Musée des... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

The castle has been carefully restored and is great to wonder around. The views from the ramparts are spectacular.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We just walked around into town, when we saw that the old fortes is open for public. Just climb up the walls and see the stunning fews of the city In front ( under ) their is a cheap parking garage situated

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

I have a great interest in Norman history and was very excited to visit the Norman chateau in Caen. I was very disappointed to discover that there is no castle interior / keep to visit as such, so you are just walking in the grounds / walking on the ramparts to get a view of the city, and viewing two... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

A historical site to understand how the ancient emperors maintain protection against potential invaders. The view of Caen from the castle is very nice as well.

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