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Chateau Ducal

14000, Caen, France
+33 2 31 27 14 14
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good51%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“castle walls” (7 reviews)
“art museum” (5 reviews)
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14000, Caen, France
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+33 2 31 27 14 14
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"within the walls"
in 9 reviews
"castle walls"
in 7 reviews
"art museum"
in 5 reviews
"century building"
in 2 reviews
"quick visit"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful castle"
in 2 reviews
"school groups"
in 2 reviews
"middle of town"
in 2 reviews
"lots of history"
in 2 reviews
"walk around"
in 3 reviews
"take your time"
in 2 reviews
"ramparts"
in 43 reviews
"ruins"
in 15 reviews
"ducale"
in 14 reviews
"conqueror"
in 21 reviews
"exchequer"
in 5 reviews
"picnic"
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Reviewed February 17, 2018

We had a few hours in Caen on our way back to Paris so we decided to visit Chateau Ducal. We walked from the train station to get there. There were some school groups going about their history study tour and it was nice to...More

Thank 314peter
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Reviewed February 11, 2018

Last XIth century building (Guillelmi the Conqueror's chapel) was destroyed in 1944 with yankee's bombings. Despite on it - ghosts of XIth century shadows are still here, just spend there a little more time.

Thank ralex65
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Reviewed November 26, 2017

I had several hours before leaving Caen on my way to Rouen and walked over to this impressive ancient structure in the city's centre. The walk along the ramparts provided extraordinary views of the city. The area also houses the city's museums. Be sure to...More

Thank Ron W
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Reviewed November 15, 2017

We walked around this the first night we arrived and it was beautiful so we went back during the day as well. You can walk along the ramparts and there's lots of information about the history around the ruins.

1  Thank Emily N
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Reviewed October 25, 2017

This area dominates this end of Caen. A sprawling complex of museums, galleries and historical sites. The high ramparts are impressive and give great views across the city.

Thank RMHMT
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Reviewed October 12, 2017

This is an interesting partial reconstruction of William the Conqueror's castle. There are nice views over the town of Caen as well. It's worth walking through and reading the helpful signs to drink in the history of the place.

Thank ColoradoLongJ
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Reviewed September 11, 2017

When walking around taking it all in, be sure to get up to the ramparts, where there are excellent views of the city, and you get to see the outline of the old castle. Definitely a must do.

Thank JnVSydney
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Reviewed September 8, 2017

A vast castle with a significant role in Western European history but for me as a self-confessed castle nut not that satisfying. It rather feels of a giant community facility with lots going on and that's great, but the focus on the history of the...More

Thank AllanJGJ
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Reviewed September 3, 2017

A typical medieval castle: stone walls, chapels, a museum with artifacts and essays about history, etc. etc. If you're interested in history, this is one of the more important castles to see. If you're a tourist interested in, you know, interesting things, this is yet...More

1  Thank BobVanVS
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Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

Castle located in the centre of Caen close to the town hall. The tour takes about an hour excluding the museum part. The views from the top are nice. A good zoom would be an advantage. There is a pay parking right under the castle.

Thank Fouad G
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uk4now2016
October 9, 2017|
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Response from Catherine V | Reviewed this property |
All totally free and not connected to museum opening hours
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Laura M
May 18, 2016|
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Response from daves1946 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, 5-10 minutes walk (slightly uphill some of the way). Plenty of restaurants/bars/brasseries within the same distance.
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