Where to stay around Caen?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 464 holiday lettings near Caen. From 180 Houses to 169 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Caen is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Caen?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Caen:

  • La Prairie: 34 holiday homes
  • Calvaire Saint Pierre: 31 holiday homes
  • Calmette: 22 holiday homes
  • Vaugueux: 25 holiday homes
  • Port Guillaume: 299 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Caen?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Caen. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Caen Botanical Garden: 1,653 holiday lettings
  • Caen Station: 1,707 holiday lettings
  • Church of St. Pierre: 1,675 holiday lettings
  • Michel d'Ornano Stadium: 1,525 holiday lettings
  • Caen University Hospital: 1,736 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Caen listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Caen?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 180 Houses in Caen. Our other popular types of Caen holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 169 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 39 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 19 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Castles and more.

Can I rent beach rentals in Caen?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 235 beach rentals in Caen. You have also many other possibilities in Caen area, including:

  • Downtown rentals: 118 holiday rentals
  • Waterfront rentals: 58 holiday rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday lettings.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Caen?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 47 holiday homes with pool available in Caen. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Caen, France your home away from home

    Holidaymakers looking for a fun vacation near the coast might like to try the town of Caen in northern France. Located in the Calvados department within the region of Normandy, this area has many things for tourists to see and do. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs, gites, apartments and campsites.

    Things to do on holiday to Caen, France

    Caen is located just a short drive from the coast, where there are some delightful beaches at places such as Ouistreham and Courseules. The lakes and rivers enable holidaymakers to try various watersports such as sailing, fishing, water skiing, wind surfing and swimming. This scenic area is also ideal for hiking and cycling holidays. There is a golf course and some public tennis courts in Caen as well as several others elsewhere in Calvados. Other activities available in the area include horse riding, mountain biking and paragliding. There are plenty of bars, cafes and restaurants in Caen serving delicious French cuisine. In addition to this, self catering holidaymakers will be able to purchase food and beverages as well as souvenirs from stores in the town.

    Places to visit on holiday to Caen, France

    Holidaymakers can visit many attractions in Caen including the historic botanical gardens and several churches and abbeys. There is also a castle built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror here, which houses the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Normandy. Just outside Caen in the town of Capriquet is an amusement park called Parc Festyland, which offers a fun day out for families. Just half an hour away is Bayeux, where the famous 11th century tapestry is located as well as the Museum of the Battle of Normandy. Falaise is about 40 minutes from Caen and here holidaymakers can see the castle William the Conqueror was born in as well as a World War II museum.

    Weather in Caen, France

    July and August are the warmest months of the year in Normandy with average high temperatures of 21 degrees centigrade. January and February are the coolest months with average highs of 9 degrees and lows of 4 degrees centigrade. As well as being one of the coldest months, February is also usually the driest with an average of 49mm of rainfall. December sees the highest level of precipitation with an average of 84mm.

    Travel to Caen, France

    Paris-Orly Airport (ORY) is approximately 250 kilometres from Caen and has flights arriving from numerous international airports. These include Athens (ATH), Barcelona (BCN), Berlin-Tegel (TXL), Lisbon (LIS), London-City (LCY), London-Heathrow (LHW), Madrid (MAD), Rome-Fiumicino (FCO), Vienna (VIE), Washington-Dulles (IAD) and Zurich (ZRH) amongst others. Avis, Europcar, Hertz, National Citer, Peugeot Open Europe, Sixt and TT Car Transit are car rentals firms located at the airport. Alternatively, visitors from the UK can catch a ferry from Portsmouth to Ouistreham and take a 30 minute drive to Caen.

    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.

    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)