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Chateau Ducal

14000, Caen, France
+33 2 31 27 14 14
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  • Excellent28%
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  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
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Travellers talk about
“castle walls” (7 reviews)
“art museum” (5 reviews)
LOCATION
14000, Caen, France
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+33 2 31 27 14 14
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"within the walls"
in 9 reviews
"castle walls"
in 7 reviews
"art museum"
in 5 reviews
"century building"
in 2 reviews
"quick visit"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful castle"
in 2 reviews
"school groups"
in 2 reviews
"middle of town"
in 2 reviews
"lots of history"
in 2 reviews
"walk around"
in 3 reviews
"take your time"
in 2 reviews
"ramparts"
in 43 reviews
"ruins"
in 15 reviews
"ducale"
in 14 reviews
"conqueror"
in 21 reviews
"exchequer"
in 5 reviews
"picnic"
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Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

One of the largest castles in Europe and very commanding as it sits lording it over Caen. We didn't visit the museums but did enjoy just strolling around the chateau.

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Reviewed July 23, 2017

We were spending just one evening in Caen and after dinner, decided to take a walk and came upon the Chateau Ducal only to discover that we had arrived at the castle ruins of William the Conquerer! The adjoining buildings were closed for the evening...More

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Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

Nice view if City. Free to take a look around and enjoy the view. We didnt visit the museums inside but the kids enjoyed taking a look and look at the canons

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Reviewed July 1, 2017

There is much to see in the remnants of William the Conqueror's seat of power. Although most of the interior structures were obliterated in the Allied bombings of June-July 1944 the massive exterior walls can still provide some idea of past greatness. A modern museum,...More

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Reviewed May 26, 2017

You can check out the moat of William the Conqueror's old digs. Most of the walls are completely intact. I wish some of the buildings were open when I was there.

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Reviewed May 23, 2017

Wonderful weather helped as we went to the Chateau. Amazing grand entrance that opened up into not quite what I expected, a vast expanse and a carpark

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Reviewed May 23, 2017

I've been many times to the castle over the past 30 years and it never ceases to impress me. It's a bit strange at first because there is no indoor part to it. remember that Caen was flattened in June 1944 so only the exterior...More

1  Thank Catherine V
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Reviewed May 15, 2017

Wonderful chateau with lots to see and do, 2 nice museums and a very interesting garden with medieval type plants. Great views over the town from the ramparts and a lovely path all round the keep down in the dry motte

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Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

This is the castle ruin of William the Conquerer. That is like almost a thousand years' history. Definitely a must visit.

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Reviewed April 23, 2017

This is will worth visiting esp if you have a head for heights and go round the ramparts which school parties were doing - but as I don't I didnt. The museum is worth looking at as well. Covers a lot of ground but well...More

1  Thank Stebham
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uk4now2016
October 8, 2017|
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Response from Catherine V | Reviewed this property |
All totally free and not connected to museum opening hours
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Laura M
May 18, 2016|
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Response from daves1946 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, 5-10 minutes walk (slightly uphill some of the way). Plenty of restaurants/bars/brasseries within the same distance.
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