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Historic, cosy area

One of the few places not destroyed by bombs in WWII. A cozy atmosphere with plenty of restaurant... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
Rare survivor

A short street near the castle housing most of the remains of pre 1944 domestic Caen architecture... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Jul 13, 2018
“Historic, cosy area”
Jun 12, 2018
“Rare survivor”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

One of the few places not destroyed by bombs in WWII. A cozy atmosphere with plenty of restaurant options to choose from as you wander down the street looking at various menus. Each restaurant offers something different. Highly recommend this area.

2  Thank Georgeglas
Reviewed 12 June 2018

A short street near the castle housing most of the remains of pre 1944 domestic Caen architecture, now entirely dedicated to the restaurant trade. At least that's better than the dreadful reputation it once had. Great fans of the 'Little Sparrow?' A very young Edith...More

1  Thank Hornado
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Really lovely section of the city. If the rest of Caen survived like this it would rival Paris or Venice. Lots of excellent restaurants and a nice vibe to the people you meet there

3  Thank TadhgM32
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Important because so much of Caen was destroyed during the Second World War, yet these houses somehow survived. Beautiful.

Thank Christopher P
Reviewed 11 September 2017

It is fun just to walk around the old quarter, amazing it survived WW2. many eateries and cafes to pick from.

Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Given what happened to Caen in 1944, this is a great place to see surviving old houses and to perhaps imagine Caen in times past.

Thank Viewlander
Reviewed 21 May 2017

One of my favourite restaurants is in this area. It's full of wonderful old buildings with loads of character and a great place to wander through, especially at night. Loads of great restaurants and cafes. highly recommend a little visit here.

1  Thank Tosugaradream
Reviewed 25 November 2016

We have been eating in this area three times during our stay in Caen at it has always been a very good choice. This is the restaurant mile with very good options for a variety of tastes and budgets.

1  Thank BrigitteK236
Reviewed 9 November 2016

In this place, you'll find a group of Caen's oldest houses, still remainning after the D-Day 1944. An architectural interest for seeing a city of Normandy houses, from XVI to XVIII centuries

3  Thank Cygne-d-etang
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This area is pretty central to downtown. There are lots of shops and restaurants to choose from. Definitely take a stroll thru here.

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