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Caen

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  • Day11

    Caen, France

    August 6, 2016 in France

    This was our afternoon stop. The city of Caen has a lot of history from early medival times which is shown by the castle and ww2 memorial of heavy fighting that happened here can also be found. We had a coffee under the blue sky in the castle. We took a small walk around the main sights and then pushed on to the final destination of the day. 🏰🐕👑

  • Day1

    Caen, France

    April 1 in France

    I was skeptical of spending the day here, but this city should not be underestimated - it's a beautiful retreat from Paris (2 hours away).
    An old but well preserved castle with great views of the pleasantly small city, a thorough and informative museum about WWII dedicated to peace, and a bustling marketplace with juicy apples and tasty (cheap!) almonds. What more could you ask for?

  • Day7

    The French Connection

    September 3, 2017 in France

    Arrived in Paris at 6am Saturday morning with the city just waking up. A taxi to the St. Lazare train station costs over 100 euros so we took the airport bus. Quite a bit of flapping on our part because the ticket machine would not accept our credit or debit card. We also try our 50 euro currency but it takes only bills up to 20. Nuts, we are both going crazy thinking we will MISS our train to Caen when a wonderful bus driver digs up change for us. Voila we are all set. It's an express bus so we zoom into early morning Paris which looks a bit seedy on the eastern side. Some homeless people sleeping in doorways and a lot of trash on the curbs. The area around Gare St. Lazare is deserted. The station is COLD but there's a Starbucks (!!) inside that's warm. Seems ironic that we are having coffee in an American chain instead of a charming cafe but we feel better when we observe that almost all of the clientele are French. Then to the train which is also an express and very nice even though we have 2nd class tickets. Departed and arrived EXACTLY on schedule. Public transportation is wonderful here we think!Read more

  • Day8

    Our Abode in Caen

    September 4, 2017 in France

    Our room is on the second floor of This Old House. The stairway seems about two hundred years old. We meet the hostess and her dog, a golden retriever. Breakfast both days is dark coffee/fruit/several wonderful choices of bread or croissants from the boulangerie in the neighborhood. This is a small town of only 100,000 residents which was bombed by the allies in the assault after D-Day as the US, British and Canadian soldiers pushed the Germans to the East. The town has been restored but evidence of the bombs and the occupation haunt this place still.Read more

  • Day7

    The Rest of the Day

    September 3, 2017 in France

    Somehow we manage to walk to our b&b even though we don't have a city nap and Google maps isn't working and my smartphone is out of battery power. We are very tired but determined to stay awake until it's at least 10pm. So we walk the village. It's a festival day here with lots of people out on the street and there's even a carousel. Turns out that Caen is the home and military base of William the Conqueror. The ruins of his castle and fortress are center city. Many elaborate churches in town with spires and fanciful facades from 11thC to the days before the revolution when all the religious properties were nationalized.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Caen, ካየን, Caðum, كاين, Горад Кан, Кан, Καέν, کان, קן, Կան, CFR, カーン, კანი, 캉, Cadomum, Kanas, Kāna, कां, Caën, Can, کین, 14000, கன், ก็อง, 卡昂

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