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Caen Trip : A Family Journey Through Time

Caen, a city steeped in history and memory, offers families a true journey through time. From remnants of the Gallo-Roman era to poignant testaments to World War II, passing through the grandeur of the Dukes of Normandy, the city overflows with fascinating sites that will capture the imagination of young and old alike. I hope this Caen Trip will help you to discover the city and make more easier to organise.

Morning :

The Caen Castle, an unmissable starting point, stands proudly in the heart of the city. Built by William the Conqueror, it now houses two museums: the Museum of Normandy and the Museum of Fine Arts. The former offers an interactive and educational journey through the history of the region, while the latter exhibits a rich collection of artworks.

Castle of Caen - Normandy
Castle of Caen - Normandy

Afternoon :

The Abbey of Men, a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture, invites you on a journey through time. Founded by William the Conqueror, it now houses the Caen Town Hall. The guided tour allows you to discover the abbey church, the cloister, and the convent buildings, and to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of monastic life in the Middle Ages. You can find more information here

The Abbey of Men - Caen, Normandy
The Abbey of Men - Caen, Normandy

For families with older children, the Caen Memorial is a must-see. This poignant museum retraces the history of the 20th century, with particular focus on World War II and the Battle of Normandy. Video testimonies, period objects, and interactive exhibits allow visitors to understand the tragic events of this period and reflect on the lessons of history.

Caen memorial - Caen, Normandy
Caen memorial - Caen, Normandy

Craving nature and relaxation ? The Jardin des Plantes offers a haven of peace in the heart of the city. This botanical garden, rich with over 8,000 plant species, is an ideal place to stroll with the family, observe birds, and enjoy a picnic.

The Jardin des plantes - Caen, Normandy
The Jardin des plantes - Caen, Normandy

To enhance your tour and explore other aspects of Caen's history :

Take a Caen trip to the D-Day Wings Museum : Commemorate the sacrifice of Allied soldiers and visit this incredible place steeped in history. You can check the official website here.

D-Day Wings Museum - Caen, Normandy
D-Day Wings Museum - Caen, Normandy

Thank you all for taking the time to read my first WeeTrip history tour recommendation. I hope it will help you plan your holiday in Normandy, or make you want to go there ! 

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