Get to know Caen with Viator
The history of Caen, the capital of Normandy’s Calvados region, is written on its walls. Originally built under the reign of William the Conqueror, much of the city was destroyed during the Battle of Caen in 1944. Medieval churches rub shoulders with avant-garde architecture, bullet holes from World War II pepper the walls of the Norman castle, and contemporary art galleries hide among thousand-year-old fortifications.
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