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Often called ‘the town of a hundred bell-towers’, and famous for its abbeys, Caen boasts a wonderful architectural heritage. Just a short walk from the marina will bring you into the cobbled streets and pedestrian area at the heart of this ducal city.
The Ducal Castle has one of the largest examples of fortified city walls in Europe. The ramparts, the Champs gate, the remains of the keep, the Counting House, and the Church of Saint georges all bear witness to the past, and the castle is now home to the Museum of Normandy and the Museum of Classical Art, and their permanent and temporary exhibitions.
The Caen Memorial, a museum dedicated to the story of the 20th century, with ‘peace’ as its central theme, is also well worth a visit.