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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.

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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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              Excellent! 4.7/5
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                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                          • 4 BR
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                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                    Villa #1033306a
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                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                      Multiple rentals House #1644055
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                                                                                            Apartment #1938028
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                                                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #949553a
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                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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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: 11-Jan-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: 08-Jan-2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                  A beautiful ideal beach front holiday home for families or large groups

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  We thoroughly enjoyed our week away in Ouestreham. The house was perfect for all 3 of our families and we loved the open space layout. Plenty of room and very comfortable and clean with all the usual facilities and amenities. Right on the beach front and just a short walk from Ouestreham itself. Plenty of lovely English spoken restaurants and bars and only about 5 minutes away from 2 supermarkets. In close distance to all the historic places which are a must to visit. We will definitely be returning to this house.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016