Discover the hometown of William the Conqueror with Caen accommodation
Ideally located under two hours from Paris, and accessible by ferry from Portsmouth, Caen has a rich history just waiting to be discovered. Have yourself a historical holiday, rent a holiday villa in Caen. Familiarize yourself with the life and times of one of England's most (in)famous historical figures, William the Conqueror, by walking the Circuit Guillaume le Conquérant, then visit the Caen Memorial Museum to discover its role in the Normandy landings of 1944. Other must visit sites include Caen Castle, and the historic churches Abbaye-aux-Hommes, where William is buried, and Abbaye-aux-Dames, where his wife Matilda is buried.
Not just for history buffs and culture vultures
Caen accommodation are also within a convenient distance of Bayeux, for some more history, or Deauville and Trouville-sur-Mer, just up the coast and a great day out on the "Parisian Riviera" for those who enjoy horse racing, gambling, film festivals and glamour. Anyone keen on watersports will love having a holiday villa in Caen as you can sail, go scuba diving, kayaking, rowing and yachting. There are also plenty of walking trails and cycling routes through the scenic Normandy countryside and up the coast, for example the GR36, which takes you from Caen to Le Mans, and eventually all the way to Carcassonne. Children will love visiting the theme park Festyland.