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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.

    Exceptional! 5/5
    (29 reviews)
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    • 1 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Separate Toilet
    • Sleeps 5
    Apartment #6409295
    29
    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
      Excellent! 4.6/5
      (8 reviews)
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      • 3 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Apartment #1371614a
      8
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (31 reviews)
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        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Apartment #1125975a
        31
        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
          Excellent! 4.7/5
          (16 reviews)
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          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Separate Toilet
          • Sleeps 6
          House #6683282
          16
            Wonderful! 4.8/5
            (5 reviews)
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            • 4 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 8
            House #1503172
            5
            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 2
              Apartment #8156168
              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 3
                Apartment #1431705a
                2
                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
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                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 2
                  Apartment #1519759a
                  1
                  Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                    (9 reviews)
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                    • Studio
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 2
                    Studio #1353019a
                    9
                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                      (9 reviews)
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Apartment #6681407
                      9
                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                        Very Good! 4.2/5
                        (12 reviews)
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 6
                        House #1605054
                        12
                        Viewed 60 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          House #1319439a
                          1
                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                            (8 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Apartment #1398758a
                            8
                              • 6 BR
                              • 3 BA
                              • Sleeps 16
                              Chateau / Country House #6720711
                              1
                                avg/night
                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Apartment #1150254a
                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Apartment #1488799a
                                  1
                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
                                    (8 reviews)
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                                    • 4 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Separate Toilets
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    House #853670a
                                    8
                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 2
                                      Guest House #6709430
                                      3
                                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        House #6774975
                                        1
                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 2
                                          Apartment #1532341a
                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                            (32 reviews)
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                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Separate Toilets
                                            • Sleeps 8
                                            Apartment #6361893
                                            32
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                              (20 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 5
                                              Apartment #6184890
                                              20
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 3 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                House #1767651
                                                1
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                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                  Apartment #1497746a
                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                    Guest House #1493274
                                                    2
                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                      (10 reviews)
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                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilets
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      House #6142376
                                                      10
                                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                        House #1273120
                                                        5
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                          House #8248488
                                                            • 5 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                            House #1543692a
                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                              Bed And Breakfast #1523148a
                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                House #1481315a
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                                  House #1273119
                                                                  1
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Apartment #1543770a
                                                                    Viewed 93 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                      (4 reviews)
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                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                      House #885908a
                                                                      4
                                                                      Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • Studio
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Apartment #1425124a
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (18 reviews)
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                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                          House #1211135a
                                                                          18
                                                                          Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                            (22 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Apartment #980260a
                                                                            22
                                                                            Viewed 64 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (20 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Cottage #969242a
                                                                              20
                                                                              Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                (17 reviews)
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilets
                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                Apartment #6698421
                                                                                17
                                                                                Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                  (11 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  House #1211238a
                                                                                  11
                                                                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                                    House #6961743
                                                                                    1
                                                                                    Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                      (15 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #949553a
                                                                                      15
                                                                                      Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (28 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Multiple rentals House #1644055
                                                                                        28
                                                                                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                          (7 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 11
                                                                                          Cottage #1610443
                                                                                          7
                                                                                          Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (21 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            House #1273157a
                                                                                            21
                                                                                            Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                              (18 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilets
                                                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                                                              Villa #1033306a
                                                                                              18
                                                                                              Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                (29 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                House #1253285a
                                                                                                29
                                                                                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (23 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                  House #986997a
                                                                                                  23
                                                                                                  Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                  Recent Reviews

                                                                                                  Very Clean and very comfortable.

                                                                                                  4 of 5
                                                                                                  We very much enjoyed our stay. Thank you!
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                  Nice gitte

                                                                                                  4 of 5
                                                                                                  At 150 euros per night I expected better furnishings, not having to share the laundry, which is in a shed, with a lawn mower and the fact that the toilet is upstairs was an inconvenience The location is very good and an easy stroll into town Car parking is very close and free but has a 4 hour limit
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: May 06, 2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: May 2017