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Make a holiday apartment in Caen your home away from home

As the capital of Lower Normandy, Caen is the perfect base to explore this beautiful region of France. Dream-like landscapes give way to impressive seaside cliffs and historic marvels in this storied province, and Caen is at the centre of it all. HomeAway has an incredibly diverse selection of holiday apartments in Caen, ranging from modern abodes to accommodations that ooze French provincial charm. Holiday apartments in Caen generally sleep 2-6 people, and there are also numerous holiday homes available that sleep up to 12.

Things to do in Caen

Visitors will find rustic farms, charming beachside towns, and reminders of more tumultuous times in the Normandy’s history, all in the area surrounding Caen. Visitors staying in holiday apartments in Caen will have easy access the area’s major sights, as well as Normandy’s distinct cuisine, which relies heavily on local cheese, cream, apples, and seafood.

-Un Musee pour la Paix is widely considered the best World War II museum in France. This memorial and museum takes a look at the heart wrenching events that led up to the war, how the war progressed, and how it finally ended. Special focus is held on the D-Day landings, an event that occurred within a short drive of Caen and helped turned the tide of World War II in its final stages.

-Chateau de Guillaume le Conquerant is an imposing stone castle had built in the centre of Caen in 1060. Further developed by his son, much of the castle still remains to this day. Visitors can scale the walls of the structure’s perimeter to gain access to stunning panoramas of the city, which include the nearby Old Town and several centuries-old abbeys.

-Musee des Beaux Arts is a well-curated museum which chronicles fine art from the 15th century to the modern day with a series of fascinating exhibitions. Many landscape and portrait paintings on display here depict Lower Normandy and its residents from centuries past. The museum also lays claim to works of art by numerous notable artists, including Monet, Dubuffet, and Rubens.

-The Bayeux Tapestry is a must-see and is about a 30 minute drive from Caen holiday homes. This 70-metre embroidery tells the story of the Norman Conquest of England through a series of illustrated panels and text and is widely thought to have been commissioned sometime in the 11th century. Despite being nearly 1000 years old, the tapestry is in remarkable condition and is on full display at the Bayeux Tapestry Museum.

-Omaha Beach is the most famous of all the D-Day landing sites and it played a pivotal role in the Second World War. On 6 June 1944, 50,000 American troops arrived at Omaha Beach in an effort to take back Lower Normandy from the Nazis. Today, Omaha Beach is a peaceful and scenic beach, that can easily be reached from Caen by car or organised tour.

The Weather in Caen

The weather is warmest from June through September, when high temperatures range from 15°C to 18°C. It can get quite chilly in the winter months, particularly in January and February. There is a steady amount of rainfall throughout the year, and an average of 15 rainy days per month.

Getting to Caen

Caen is a major port for ferries travelling from Portsmouth, and most holiday apartments in Caen can be reached within a half hour’s drive from the port. Drivers can also cross the Chunnel and enjoy the scenic 3-hour journey from Calais to Caen. It is also possible to fly into Paris, and take a high-speed train to Caen in just 2.5 hours.

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      Apartment #1457510a
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              Excellent! 4.5/5
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              Apartment #1461487a
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                Excellent! 4.3/5
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                      • Separate Toilet
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                      Mobile Home #1461966a
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                        Apartment #1462558a
                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                  Apartment #2347662
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                                      • 1 BA
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                                        Apartment #1413476a
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                                          Apartment #1465815a
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                                              Apartment #1448768a
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                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                House #6790224
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                                                  House #1467012a
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                                                    House #2555742
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                                                      House #1469225a
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                                                        Apartment #1250102a
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                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                          House #1211135a
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                                                                Apartment #6738389
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                                                                  Apartment #1460300a
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                                                                    House #6725893
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                                                                      House #1460304a
                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                        Villa #1338279a
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                                                                                    Chateau / Country House #6720711
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                                                                                          Apartment #1457535a
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                                                                                            Cottage #1458199a
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                                                                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                                              Multiple rentals House #6620062
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                                                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #6620062
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                                                                                                Recent Reviews

                                                                                                Lovely property in wonderful location

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                We spent a very enjoyable few days here with children, 8 and 10 yrs, welcomed and well looked after by the super-helpful and friendly owners. The house was clean and bright and well-equipped, the gardens well-tended and full of flowers, and the views across the River Orne just stunning. The location suited us perfectly - about 2 minutes' walk down the adjacent footpath to the riverbank (with cafés, pedalos, rock-climbing, kayaks...) but only about 4 minutes the other way into the centre of Clécy, which is small and charming but also well equipped, with a boulangerie-patisserie, a boucherie-charcuterie, a pharmacy, a small supermarket. little tourist office and one or two cafés, all grouped around a pretty square with a fountain. (Clécy model railway is on the opposite side of the road to the gîte - we didn't visit but worth knowing as it's well signposted which makes it easy to locate the property on first arrival!) Lots of scenic circular walking trails to explore, some around Clécy itself and others further afield in the Suisse Normande area. Be prepared for some surprisingly steep hills! The children loved exploring the quirky house, helping open and close the various shutters - almost as many different designs as there were windows - and playing in the spacious garden behind and below the property, with the various outdoor games that were thoughtfully provided. We were sorry to leave and would love to visit again - can't really give a better recommendation than that!
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Apr 2017