Walking Tour/ 11th century/ Medieval history/ Art/ Castle/ Abbeys/ William the Conqueror/ Food/ Tasting/ Cheeses/ Calvados
I am someone who is living in the city center of Caen for 4 years, so be sure, that with me you will be able to discover Caen like no one!
This walking tour passes by fantastic churches whose steeples were not touched by the bombing in June 1944.
The castle of William the Conqueror, the duke of Normandy, can not be avoided! It is situated on a rocky outcrop. So we will discover the archaeological remains of William's palace, known as the Vieux Palais (Old Palace), and head to the lookout point to enjoy views of the city, dominated by the flamboyant Gothic spire of Church of St-Pierre.
Our last stop is the Abbey of Ste-Trinité (Women's Abbey, or Abbaye aux Dames) and the the Men's Abbey.
Attention: the tour suggested is not totally Gourmet. We gonna make many stops to the SHOPS where you can buy the local products. There is no particular place in Caen where we can have a real gourmet tasting.
1. 30 Firstly, let's discover together the medieval castle, built in the 11th century by the most famous of the dukes of Normandy, William the Conqueror+ Saint Peter's Church - after this CHOCOLATE Jeff de Bruges
22 Rue Saint-Jean
2. 30 We will pass by the historical city center + BOULANGERIE Frederic Gerald - PLUS CHOCOLATE SHOPS
3. 30 Abbey for Men + Cheeses, Wine Tasting at L'Epicurien St sauveur
and to finish
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I would recommend starting the tour directly at the Castle of Caen.
End location: any place in the city center.
Duration: 3 hours
Hey, for this tour all that you need- is just your foot and energy, because it's 3 hours walk in the city center! When the sun is shining, and the weather is so so good, can you imagine how great it will be to discover the ancient city center!
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 euros - 40 euros - During our walk you will see a great number of local shops with the specialties produced only in this region. Don't worry, we will have as many stops as you want for the souvenirs and for the shops, so grab 10-15 euros.
At the end of our tour, I'll show you the best restaurant in the corner where the set-menu costs 25-30 euros.