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Caen is a commune in northwestern France. It is the prefecture of the Calvados department and the capital of the Basse-Normandie region. The Orne River flows through the city, and Caen is 10 km (6 mi) from the Channel.

When you book a Caen Holiday Home you’ll undoubtedly learn about its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror. The castle, Château de Caen, built circa 1060 by William the Conqueror, is one of the largest medieval fortresses of Western Europe. It remained an essential feature of Norman strategy and policy. The castle saw several engagements during the Hundred Years' War and was in use as a barracks in the Second World War. Today, the castle serves as a museum that houses the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen (Museum of Fine Arts of Caen) and Musée de Normandie (Museum of Normandy) along with many periodical exhibitions about arts and history.

A stay in a Caen Holiday Gite is a chance to reflect on recent history also, most notably the Battle for Caen—heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the town. Mémorial pour la Paix ("Memorial for Peace") built in 1988, charts the events leading up to and after D-Day. It is an emotional presentation inviting meditation on the thought of Elie Wiesel: "Peace is not a gift from God to man, but a gift from man to himself". The Memorial for Peace also includes an exhibit of Nobel Peace Prize winners and another one on Conflict Resolution in different cultures.

Other historical buildings to see when you rent a Holiday Cottage in Caen include: Eglise St.-Etienne (formerly the Abbaye aux Hommes). It was completed in 1063 and is dedicated to St Stephen. The current Hôtel de Ville (town hall) of Caen is built onto the South Transept of the building. Eglise de la Ste.-Trinité, formerly the Abbaye aux Dames (Women's Abbey). It was completed in 1060 and is dedicated to the Holy Trinity.

Two hours north-west of Paris, Caen is served by the small port of Ouistreham, lying at the mouth of the Caen Canal where it meets the English Channel. A ferry service operates between Portsmouth, England and Caen/Ouistreham. The N13 connects Caen to Cherbourg and to Paris.

Caen’s climate enjoys an average of 1933 hours of sunshine per year. The range of sunlight hours is from an average of 1.9 per day in December to 7.9 per day in May. November is the wettest month!

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Beautiful Apartment Set in Chalet Montagne - Saint Sorlin d'Arves, Savoie

Beautiful Apartment Set in Chalet Montagne - Saint Sorlin d'Arves, Savoie

Weekly Rental: EUR 800 to EUR 1000

8 sleeps

Apartment on the ground floor of an individual chalet. Set in Saint Sorlin d'Arves, very comfortable and new. Located

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Traditional Provencale Mas with Large Swimming Pool in Drome, French Alps - Le Barronier

Traditional Provencale Mas with Large Swimming Pool in Drome, French Alps - Le Barronier

Weekly Rental: EUR 600 to EUR 630

6 sleeps

Les Beaux Chenes, a traditional stone-built Provencal ‘Mas’ with a large swimming pool, set in 4 hectares of private

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Cogolin Family House with Private Pool - Situated Near St Tropez, 20 Minutes to Famous Beaches

Cogolin Family House with Private Pool - Situated Near St Tropez, 20 Minutes to Famous Beaches

Weekly Rental: EUR 1000 to EUR 1000

8 sleeps

Family holiday home set in the Medieval village of Cogolin. It's just a 10 min walk to the village and famous tart

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Stunningly Renovated Home With Private Pool between St Antonin, Gaillac and Albi - La Maison Orange

Stunningly Renovated Home With Private Pool between St Antonin, Gaillac and Albi - La Maison Orange

Weekly Rental: GBP 895 to GBP 895

4 sleeps

Luxury Gite located in a very tranquil hamlet one kilometre from the village of Vaour in the heart of Bastide country.

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Beautiful House with Swimming Pool in Vaour, Near St Antonin, Tarn

Beautiful House with Swimming Pool in Vaour, Near St Antonin, Tarn

Weekly Rental: GBP 695 to GBP 895

4 sleeps

Luxury 2 bedroom Gite boasting a furnished patio with BBQ. It features an 11 metre by 5 metre private swimming pool set

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SPECIAL OFFERS - Les Jonquilles  ID 743 PONTLEVOY 41400 FRANCE

SPECIAL OFFERS - Les Jonquilles ID 743 PONTLEVOY 41400 FRANCE

From August 7th until August 30th 2019: 10% off is offered on any booking ( minimum 4 nights) Fr om August 31st until

Discount for two week booking

Discount for two week booking

£50 discount on second week when booking two weeks

Extended stay

Extended stay

Special rates for extended stays November to March. Please contact owners for details

Late booking offer 15% discount

Late booking offer 15% discount

Late booking offer 15% discount for start dates within 4 weeks

PROMOTION 10% LAST WEEK AVAILABLE 01-08 AUGUST 2020

PROMOTION 10% LAST WEEK AVAILABLE 01-08 AUGUST 2020

**A SAISIR DERNIERE SEMAINE DISPONIBLE ETE 2020** TARIF 6290€/WEEK INSTEAD OF 6990€/WEEK VILLA MODERNE CLIMATISEE

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