Caen, in Normandy, is one of the oldest university towns in France.
Art and fashion boutiques alongside superb markets selling fine wines and fresh produce, Caen provides an indulgent shopping experience.
The rich tastes of Normandy can be experienced not only in the dairy and seafood dishes served in Caen’s excellent restaurants but also at the street side crêperies and pátisseries.
Much of Normandy is predominantly agricultural in character, with cattle breeding the most important sector. Normandy is a significant cider-producing region, and also produces calvados, a distilled cider or apple brandy.
Other activities of economic importance are dairy produce, horse breeding (including two French national stud farms), fishing, seafood, and tourism.