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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.

    Exceptional! 5/5
    (9 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 3 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    House #1211238a
    9
    Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
      Excellent! 4.6/5
      (22 reviews)
      avg/night
      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Apartment #980260a
      22
      Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.8/5
        (18 reviews)
        avg/night
        • 4 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Separate Toilets
        • Sleeps 10
        Villa #1033306a
        18
        Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
          Exceptional! 5/5
          (28 reviews)
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          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Separate Toilet
          • Sleeps 5
          Apartment #6409295
          28
          Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.9/5
            (17 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Separate Toilets
            • Sleeps 8
            Apartment #6698421
            17
            Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (22 reviews)
              avg/night
              • 4 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 7
              House #986997a
              22
              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                Excellent! 4.6/5
                (10 reviews)
                avg/night
                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Apartment #1938028
                10
                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                  (18 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 3
                  Apartment #873300a
                  18
                  Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                    (19 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    House #1273157a
                    19
                    Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                      (24 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Apartment #1365561a
                      24
                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (17 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Cottage #412046vb
                        17
                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                          (8 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Apartment #1371614a
                          8
                          Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (22 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            • Studio
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Studio #616225a
                            22
                            Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                              (10 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 5
                              Apartment #6468618
                              10
                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (8 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 3 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                House #1190592a
                                8
                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                  (23 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  House #1380580a
                                  23
                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Very Good! 4.2/5
                                    (5 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    House #989261a
                                    5
                                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                      (13 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 2
                                      Apartment #1728314
                                      13
                                      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                        (5 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        House #6472847
                                        5
                                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Excellent! 4.5/5
                                          (11 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 5
                                          Apartment #1461487a
                                          11
                                          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                            (12 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 2
                                            House #6679781
                                            12
                                            Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (28 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Apartment #1125975a
                                              28
                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                (12 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                House #1317302a
                                                12
                                                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Very Good! 4/5
                                                  (8 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Apartment #1345760a
                                                  8
                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Apartment #1433460a
                                                    1
                                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                      (7 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      House #1459337a
                                                      7
                                                      Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (80 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Apartment #6246969
                                                        80
                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Apartment #1250102a
                                                          Viewed 135 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                            (17 reviews)
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                            House #1211135a
                                                            17
                                                            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                              (32 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 4 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                              Cottage #1301621a
                                                              32
                                                              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Apartment #1465815a
                                                                1
                                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Apartment #492503
                                                                  10
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (20 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                                    House #873301a
                                                                    20
                                                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                      (5 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      House #1727437
                                                                      5
                                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (6 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                        House #1357677a
                                                                        6
                                                                          Very Good! 4/5
                                                                          (7 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Apartment #6501936
                                                                          7
                                                                          Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                            (11 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 7 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 12
                                                                            Villa #1338279a
                                                                            11
                                                                            Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                              (9 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Apartment #1010855a
                                                                              9
                                                                              Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                (8 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • Studio
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                Studio #1308585a
                                                                                8
                                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Separate Toilets
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  House #6596398
                                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (16 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Apartment #6598484
                                                                                    16
                                                                                    Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Good! 3.8/5
                                                                                      (8 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • Studio
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Apartment #1218320a
                                                                                      8
                                                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                        (5 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                                        House #6790224
                                                                                        5
                                                                                        Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                          (5 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          House #6615374
                                                                                          5
                                                                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                            (26 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Apartment #1365632a
                                                                                            26
                                                                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                              (11 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Apartment #1361458a
                                                                                              11
                                                                                              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                House #1432461a
                                                                                                2
                                                                                                Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Apartment #1450870a
                                                                                                  2
                                                                                                  Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                    (10 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Multiple rentals House #6620062
                                                                                                    10
                                                                                                    Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • Studio
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #6620062
                                                                                                      1
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Comfortable and elegant

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Just back from 2 weeks in Caen at this excellent flat. An unusual warning to would be renters-the photos do not do it justice. This is a very comfortably furnished and stylish apartment in a very central yet quiet location. Elegance is the appropriate word for the flat and the square outside. We went in very cold weather but heating was perfect. The owners are very nice people who looked after us well and provide lost of small extras that are not expected in this type of renting but do make difference. We were given wine, beer, and things like tea bags and coffee, tissues and bread, milk and cakes and more that 2 toilet rolls! I would recommend a nearby Boulangerie in Rue Caponiere ( OK I admit my sister in law) for excellent products of both France and England and English spoken.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Fantastic property, location and views!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Very nice apartment, very good location. Fabtastic views of Marina from every room.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jan 08, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016