Destination guide

Travel to historical Caen

Enjoy the area's monuments, history and museums with a rental holiday home in Caen. This walkable city is known for its beaches, local tours and parks. Festyland and Cathedrale Notre-Dame Bayeux are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Sightseeing in and around Caen

Are you looking for things to do in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Caen a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Festyland (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Prairie Racecourse (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Caen Botanical Garden (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Caen Golf (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Garcelles Golf (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Centre Equestre de Ouistreham (7.7 mi / 12.3 km)

Seasonal weather in Caen

If you're planning a holiday around the weather, July, August, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 22°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Caen

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Caen is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Caen Botanical Garden (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Sword Beach (8.7 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Ouistreham Beach (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer Beach (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
  • Juno Beach (11.7 mi / 18.8 km)
  • Casino Gardens (13.6 mi / 21.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Caen

Fly into Caen (CFR-Carpiquet), the closest airport, located 4.3 mi (6.9 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Deauville (DOL-Normandie), which is 26.6 mi (42.7 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station serving the city is Caen Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Caen?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 650 holiday lettings around Caen. From 243 houses to 27 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Caen?

Taking deep breaths of refreshing ocean air, basking in warm sunshine and decidedly losing all track of time. Now that's the type of holiday you deserve. HomeAway has 269 beachside holiday homes. Open to more ideas? HomeAway is brimming with other options to explore, including:

  • 236 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 137 city-centre holiday accommodation options.
  • 134 village holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Caen?

There's something eternally cool and chic about staying in an apartment like a local. Whether it's a scenic view you're after or just an easy place to hang out, an apartment could be the ideal choice. HomeAway has 231 for you to select from here. How does £18 a night sound? That's what you could be paying if you don't leave it too long! Or perhaps you'd rather choose one of the area's other popular self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • House: 230 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £35 per night.
  • Hotel: 48 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £27 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 29 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £23 per night.

Can I stay in Caen in a large group?

Sometimes it can be tough finding the time to meet up with your nearest and dearest. A group getaway is a wonderful opportunity to get together. If you were hoping to kick back under the same roof, HomeAway has options. Why not browse through the 56 house holiday rentals available here? They're the top option for big groups of travellers. If you're planning on travelling in a larger group, the holiday rentals that can cater to you include:

  • On the lookout for properties that can sleep 6 holiday makers? We have 172 that will be ideal. Prices start from £38 per night.
  • Keen to find a rental property for 5 people? We have 101 that will suit. The starting price is £45 per night.
  • On a trip away with a group of 8? We offer 70 properties for rent that will meet your needs. Prices begin at just £52 a night.

You and your crew will be in good hands when you plan your Caen getaway with us!

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