CAEN

Château Ducal

Chateaux

Pets accepted
Built around 1060 by William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy then King of England, the ducal castle in Caen is now home to the Musée de Normandie (Normandy Museum) and the Musée des Beaux Arts (Museum of Fine Arts).
Contact details

Château Ducal

14000 CAEN

Phone : 02 31 30 47 90

Labels

Labels

  • Normandy Sites and Monuments Club
  • Rates

    Gratuities
    Free for groups

    Opening times

    Single

    From 01/01/2017 to 31/12/2017

    Group

    From 01/01/2017 to 31/12/2017

    Services

    Pets accepted

    Shop

    Play area

    Activities

    Junior workshop

    Conferences

    Temporary exhibitions

    Facility

    Auditorium

    Bar, cafeteria, tea room

    Restaurant

    Coach Parking

    Visits

    VisitsIndividualGroup
    Average time90 minutes -
    Further informationEntrance free and at leisure within the ramparts. Educational visits in F or GB by the Normandy Museum by appointment: 1hr/1hr30 (groups of minimum 10). Visit at leisure with observation game or guided. For the very young, visits with models, new games and 3D animation. Guided tours for adults by the Caen Tourist Office.
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    Group

    Coach parking
    Groups acccepted
    Minimum number of people 10
    Built around 1060 by William the Conqueror the castle was a favourite residence of Dukes of Normandy and Kings of England, giving additional significance to one of the largest fortified constructions in Europe. The ramparts, Porte des Champs gateway, remains of the old dungeon, exchequer hall and Saint Georges Church bear testimony to the past in an enclosed area which today houses the Normandy Museum and the Fine Arts Museum with its exhibitions. The subject of a massive refurbishment project, the castle offers magnificent views over the town from the restored panoramic terrace and brings back to life some of the secrets buried beneath the gun terrace reconstructed in the Rampart Rooms. Visits and workshops can be organised for mental, physical, visual and audio handicaps.