Caen Castle (Caen)
Caen Castle is one of the largest medieval enclosures in Europe. It was built around 1060.
It stood first and foremost as a place of power, where the Dukes of Normandy and Kings of England regularly held their major assemblies.
A royal fortress in the Middle Ages, an English stronghold during the Hundred Years’ War, it was later to become the barracks of a major infantry regiment. Today this cradle of Caen’s heritage is home to the Normandy Museum and the Fine Arts Museum.
See also in Falaise, the castle of William the Conqueror, 25 miles and the Memorial to Wartime Civilians (Castle of William - Falaise -Grégory Wait / Calvados Attractivité) (Memorial to Wartime Civilians- Lucie Déchamps / Calvados Attractivité)
and, 66 miles from Caen, La Cité de la Mer, located within the former transatlantic liner terminal dating from the 1930’s.