Caen, the capital city of Lower Normandy (Basse Normandie), offers many attractions for visitors, ranging from the award winning Caen Memorial, a museum dedicated to the history of the 20th century from the Second World War to the present day, to Chateau Ducal, built by William the Conqueror in 1060 and one of the largest fortified enclosures in Europe.
With a wide range of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars Caen offers a great day out, with the park and ride, signposted off the ring road, making access to the city centre by tram an easy option. Checkout the city website to plan your visit.
Parc Festyland is on the west side of the city and offers rides and activities for the whole family covering the rich and eventful history of Normandy .
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