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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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Les Arcs 1600 Holiday Apartment in Savoie

Les Arcs 1600 Holiday Apartment in Savoie

Weekly Rental: EUR 450 to EUR 1600

8 sleeps

Very well located, with a large terrace in the sun overlooking the arrival of the slopes. A large living room with a

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One Bedroom Holiday Apartment in Savoie, Termignon - For 4 people

One Bedroom Holiday Apartment in Savoie, Termignon - For 4 people

Weekly Rental: GBP 350 to GBP 350

4 sleeps

The apartment comprises 1 bedroom with 1 with full size double bed and 2 full size bunks, a wardrobe and bedside lamps.

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Farmhouse Apartment in Centre of Termignon, Savoie

Farmhouse Apartment in Centre of Termignon, Savoie

Weekly Rental: GBP 700 to GBP 700

6 sleeps

This ground floor apartment is large a full 60 sq. metres. It has easy access through a large hallway where you can

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La Haute - Wonderful Holiday Cottages in Haute-Vienne, Limousin, France

La Haute - Wonderful Holiday Cottages in Haute-Vienne, Limousin, France

Weekly Rental: EUR 405 to EUR 560

4 sleeps

Home to our two wonderful French cottage gites in the heart of the Haute Vienne region of the Limousin / Nouvelle-

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Family Friendly 3 Bedroom Gite with Pool in rural France, Vendee - La Maison des Hirondelles

Family Friendly 3 Bedroom Gite with Pool in rural France, Vendee - La Maison des Hirondelles

Weekly Rental: GBP 375 to GBP 650

7 sleeps

Family Friendly 3 bedroom gite with pool in rural France. La Maison des Hirondelles is a renovated 18th century 3-

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Discount for two week booking

Discount for two week booking

£50 discount on second week when booking two weeks

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

Late booking offer 15% discount

Late booking offer 15% discount

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

Flexible Booking Times

Flexible Booking Times

Booking times available to accommodate the more economical mid week travel

8 au 13 JUILLET CINQ NUITS

8 au 13 JUILLET CINQ NUITS

TARIF D'EXCEPTION CHALET COMPLET jusque 15 personnes 195 € à régler au réceptionniste, non compris dans location

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