Lying just beyond one of the liveliest, best-restored corners of the old town centre, this long marina packed with yachts makes a surprising sight, reaching into the very centre of town. Backed by smart modern apartment blocks, it is a pleasant place for a stroll.
Behind a sober facade, this magnificent former private house is now the home of Caen Tourist Office. Once inside the courtyard, admire the extravagant architecture all around, in what is one of the most typical examples of early Renaissance architecture in Caen.
This parish church is remarkable for its luxurious ornamentation. It was begun in the 12th century and completed in the 16th century in Renaissance style.
Caen prides itself on being a green city. In the heart of town, these botanical gardens owe their originality to Gallard de la Ducquerie, who in 1689, when Professor at Caen’s Faculty of Medicine, acquired the land and filled it with rare plants. Today it is a place to relax or play, but visitors can also discover more than 2,000 different species of plants.