Trip Planner:   Europe  /  France  /  Normandy  /  Basse-Normandie  /  Calvados  /  Caen  /  Chateau de Caen

Chateau de Caen, Caen

4.0
#2 of 9 in Historic Sites in Caen
Ruin · Hidden Gem · Castle
One of the largest medieval fortresses of Western Europe, Chateau de Caen was built in 1060 by William the Conqueror, who successfully conquered England in 1066. Along with all of Normandy, it was handed over to the French Crown in 1204. The castle saw several engagements during the Hundred Years' War and was in use as a barracks as late as World War II. Bullet holes are visible on the walls of the castle where members of the French Resistance were shot. Plan your Chateau de Caen visit and explore what else you can see and do in Caen using our Caen tour itinerary planner.
Create an itinerary including Chateau de Caen
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Chateau de Caen reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
654 reviews
Google
4.2
TripAdvisor
  • the hill is not high, but large, and hosts the Museum of Modern Art, but also old fortifications and ruins, among them the former Castle of Caen. a nice place to wonder around and spend some time.  more »
  • Nice, large castle down-town. Lots to do in the walls, and well maintained. Could have spent hours there.  more »
Google
  • Well preserved fortress in the center of Caen. The fortress is very spacious and clean with museum and gastronomy. Very nice viewpoints on the city.
  • High battlements, awesome views of the city all round, lovely spots for picnicking inl spring and summer, great place
  • Build a trip
    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it
    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package
    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!
    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance