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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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    • 1 BA
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        Excellent! 4.7/5
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        • 2 BA
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        House #6683282
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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            • 1 BR
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              Exceptional! 5/5
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              • 4 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 8
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                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                House #1503172
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                  Apartment #1519759a
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                    Excellent! 4.6/5
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                    • 1 BA
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                    Apartment #6681407
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                        • 3 BR
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                        House #6774975
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                          Very Good! 4.2/5
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                          • 1 BA
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                          House #1605054
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                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                              • 6 BR
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                                  • 2 BR
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                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                        • 1 BA
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                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                              • 2 BA
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                                              Apartment #6184890
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
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                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                  House #6142376
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                                                    • 3 BA
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                                                    House #1767651
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                                                      • 1 BR
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                                                      Guest House #1493274
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                                                                  • 1 BR
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                                                                  Apartment #1560657a
                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                    (32 reviews)
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                                                                    Apartment #6361893
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                                                                              Apartment #1571855a
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                                                                                Apartment #1425124a
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                  House #1211135a
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                                                                                    • 4 BR
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                                                                                    House #6961743
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                                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                                      Apartment #980260a
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                                                                                      Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                        Cottage #969242a
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                                                                                        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                          House #1211238a
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                                                                                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                            Apartment #6698421
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                                                                                            Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (28 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 7
                                                                                              House #986997a
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                                                                                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 11
                                                                                                Cottage #1610443
                                                                                                9
                                                                                                Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                                  (12 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Apartment #1938028
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                                                                                                  Caen Holiday Apartments & Homes (300+)

                                                                                                   

                                                                                                  Recent Reviews

                                                                                                  Excellent property

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  A superb property!!!! Situated in a lovely quiet seaside village, only 2 minutes walk from an amazing long sandy, safe beach. Communication with the owner was easy, any questions responded to quickly and every effort on their part was made to ensure a great holiday. You week be greeted buggy the helpful host Carin who ensures you have everything you need and understand how everything works. The house its recently redecorated with modern facilities, the kitchen is wonderful and very well equipped.The Windows opening onto the terrace in the garden were excellent. The equipment for our baby was clean, new and well maintained. The location is superb, across from small supermarket and two boulangeries within 5 minutes walk. Well situated for D Day history, Bayeaux and Mont St Michel. All in all, fantastic and highly recommended
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                  Fantastic views, great location!

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  We had a great stay in the Easter holidays. The location is a good base for viewing all of the Normandy sites. The house was brand new and we found out on arrival that we were the first visitors! The house is literally on the beach and when the tide goes out you can walk over to the Mulberry harbour or all the way to Arromanches if you're feeling energetic. There is a huge amount of space to play on the beach so perfect for families. The house was well equipped and has a great common area in and out. The only drawback was the local amenities. We found only two local restaurants within walking distance and the shops have limited opening hours. Get to the patisserie early if you want a croissant! Overall a wonderful house with amazing views highly recommended.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017