Museums, sites and monuments

Château de Caen



Built around 1060 by William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy then King of England, the ducal castle in Caen is now home to the Musée de Normandie (Normandy Museum) and the Musée des Beaux Arts (Museum of Fine Arts).

Covering a total surface area of 5.5 hectares, Caen Castle is one of Europe's largest fortified enclosures.

The ramparts, Porte des Champs, the vestiges of the great keep, the Exchequer and the church of Saint-Georges collectively bear witness to the castle's glorious past.

Several campaigns to develop and restore the castle ramparts have offered visitors the opportunity to access a number of belvederes and to revel in splendid views over the town of Caen.

Also waiting to be discovered: the underground area that comprises the Rampart Rooms, specially reserved for Musée de Normandie exhibitions, and the garden of simples - a fine reproduction of a medieval medicinal garden.



Rate for adult group : 70,00 €
School group rate : 20,00 €


Languages spoken : English
Pets allowed : yes


From Friday, January 1, 2021 to Wednesday, June 30, 2021  : 
Open on Easter Monday and Whit Monday.
Closed on January 1st, May 5th and May 21st.

From Thursday, July 1, 2021 to Tuesday, August 31, 2021

From Wednesday, September 1, 2021 to Friday, December 31, 2021  : 
Exceptional closing at 4 pm on December 24th and 25th.
Closed on November 1st and December 25th.

Find out more informations on the calendar.

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