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Chateau Ducal, Caen

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One of the largest medieval fortresses of Western Europe, Chateau Ducal was built in 1060 by William the Conqueror, who successfully conquered England in 1066. Along with all of Normandy, it was handed over to the French Crown in 1204. The castle saw several engagements during the Hundred Years' War and was in use as a barracks as late as World War II. Bullet holes are visible on the walls of the castle where members of the French Resistance were shot. Take a look at our Caen trip itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Chateau Ducal and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • In the heart of summer 2015, I do discover "Petrushka" the beautiful castle of Caen. Entry through Gate North (more discreet parking to avoid recognition for "her"), little tower on the city walls to show him this city that she discovered a few months. Promises to come see exhibitions together at the Museum of Fine Arts to change a sad daily... The Mancel coffee, we also need to find out more later if possible... One afternoon in lovers who had to call others... When the sequel, "Petrushka"?
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  • Although partially reconstructed, the castle remains a nice ride: various museums, the ramparts, and their view, the beautifully renovated home in EU Chapel... It's worth the trip!
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  • The best place to discover Caen, Museum of Normandy to discover and the fine arts also, see also the garden of the simple and know free parking inside the castle to visitors.
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  • This medieval castle built under Guillaume the Conqueror is a superb example of castles of this time.
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