Caen, France

Caen, France

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 411 vacation rentals near Caen. From 156 houses to 148 apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Caen for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

I just Caen get enough of this French city

Famous for its ornate chateaux, medieval streets, and William the Conqueror, Caen is a vibrant city in northern France. A Caen vacation rental makes a great base for exploring the region. Perched on the banks of the River Orne, it's crammed with medieval history, plus chic restaurants and boutiques. Visit the fairy tale-style Abbaye aux Hommes, the final resting place of William the Conqueror, or the Caen Memorial Museum, one of the best WW2 museums in France. It's also within easy reach of the Normandy Landings beaches and D-Day Museums at Arromanches.

Chateaux and abbeys, it's medieval mayhem in Caen

Caen is a buzzy, vibrant city, which is as pretty as a picture thanks to an abundance of medieval architecture. The narrow cobbled streets are lined with stylish boutiques, cozy bars, and chic cafes. After a day of exploring Caen's historic sights, the crumbling chateaux and ornate abbeys, you can experience fine Normandy cuisine in one of the charming restaurants in the Vaugueux Quarter. A Caen vacation rental is also a popular base for exploring the beaches of Normandy, and the emotive sites of the Normandy Landings during WWII.

Conquering Caen—an ideal French vacation for history buffs

Caen's most famous former resident, William the Conqueror, built Chateau de Caen, the city's beautiful 11th-century castle. One of the largest castles in Western Europe, it's also home to the Museum of Fine Arts of Caen, the Museum of Normandy, and simply stunning gardens featuring living plants from the Middle Ages. A Caen vacation rental is a great base for a trip to the Caen Memorial Museum, one of the finest war museums in France. Don't miss its 3 memorial gardens; the American, the British and the Canadian, which are dedicated to the countries who helped liberate France.

Sizzling summers and chilly winters, Caen has it all

This stretch of France's northern coast experiences all 4 seasons. Although not quite as balmy as the country's Mediterranean coast, it does see its fair share of sunshine in the summer months. The busiest time to visit is between June and September, when Caen vacation rentals get snapped up quickly. Saying that, it's a great city to visit at anytime of year, but especially in spring, when the flowers are in bloom. For the widest choice of accommodation, come in winter, when the mercury drops towards freezing and rain clouds are a frequent visitor, so pack an umbrella.

The Normandy coast is heaven for hikers and bikers

A 7-mile drive from the Normandy coast of France, Caen is a charming medieval city simply crammed with a mix of ancient and modern history. It also makes a great base for the many hiking and cycling trails that Normandy has become famous for in recent years. The region has more than 2,000 miles of long-distance walking trails, so it's worth packing your good boots. If you're looking for a leisurely, yet scenic stroll, you can do far worse than taking one of the coastal paths which run along the coast and dip down to some of the beaches.