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Maisons a Pans de Bois

52 rue Saint Pierre, 14000 Caen, France
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Striking contrast to current buildings

Considering how much of Caen was lost during the war, it is still striking each time we see these... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
dragonflytw65
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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Very unique!

We were in Caen and while touring saw these extremely old buildings. The wooden architecture is... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2017
dlmoore305
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Mount Vernon, Maine
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  • Very good46%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
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3 weeks ago
“Striking contrast to current buildings ”
Oct 12, 2017
“Very unique!”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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52 rue Saint Pierre, 14000 Caen, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Considering how much of Caen was lost during the war, it is still striking each time we see these homes and the contrast of the modern shops and shopping street below. Locals likely don’t notice them anymore, but they helped us imagine what the whole...More

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Reviewed October 13, 2017

We were in Caen and while touring saw these extremely old buildings. The wooden architecture is most amazing.

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Reviewed September 8, 2016

This timber-framed building is much more impressive than La Maison des Quatrans. The wooden construction with wood carving ornaments are simply unique!

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Reviewed August 16, 2016

These houses are one of the oldest of Caen. When we were here last week the left house was under construction behind scaffold,ing. The other one was still visible and very impressive. the woodwork is really nice. There is no entrance to visit the houses,...More

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Reviewed June 14, 2016

It's not easy to miss these houses, as they are right next to the Chateau de Caen. They are the oldest houses in the city, and there's a plaque nearby explaining the history. However, there's not much to see besides to take a quick picture.

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Reviewed March 24, 2016

It will take you 2 minutes, but take the time to look for these houses from another time. So beautiful and rare.

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Reviewed January 1, 2016

If you are walking around the city, it is nice to see, maybe stop take a picture and voila.. but it is not worth going to Caen just to see this facade. If you happen to see it, good, if not, you will miss nothing...More

1  Thank Owen F
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Reviewed November 10, 2015

Taking into account the WW2 history of this city coming across these buildings was a reward in itself. Taken out of Caen they may be considered unremarkable. Worthy of a small detour.

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Reviewed September 14, 2015

Two houses built entirely of wood and well maintained. They are located in the city center and you can take a look while wandering around town.

Thank NenaIT
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Reviewed July 26, 2015

If you are in Caen and in the center of the city, it is worth walking over to see these two buildings. They are not only old, but contain interesting carvings. These are the homes of long ago were people threw the contents of chamber...More

2  Thank Maconthemove
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