As the capital of Lower Normandy, Caen is a thriving university city with exceptional historical heritage.
William the Conqueror lent the town his favour in the 11th century and commissioned many of the city's most famous sites including the Abbey aux Hommes and the Abbey aux Dames, where his wife Mathilde is buried. Caen was rebuilt after the War, it is only two hours away from Paris and has regular ferries to Portsmouth. The city has something to offer everyone!
Virtual tour of Caen