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Caen, France

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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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Lovely Village House Situated between the Aude River and the Famous Canal du Midi

Lovely Village House Situated between the Aude River and the Famous Canal du Midi

Weekly Rental: EUR 525 to EUR 895

6 sleeps

3 bedroom spacious and romantic house with south facing roof terrace in the South of France. La Redorte is situated

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Spacious Period House with a Romantic Courtyard in Dordogne - La Chouette

Spacious Period House with a Romantic Courtyard in Dordogne - La Chouette

Weekly Rental: GBP 650 to GBP 750

4 sleeps

La Chouette' sits quietly high up in the corner of the medieval defensive walls of Limeuil village, with an incredible

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Lovely Holiday Gite with Pool in Dordogne, Near Sarlat - Hortensia

Lovely Holiday Gite with Pool in Dordogne, Near Sarlat - Hortensia

Weekly Rental: GBP 410 to GBP 920

6 sleeps

Self-catering holiday Gites located on a 1 hectare wooded site overlooking the picturesque village of Carlux, in the

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Traditional House with Private Pool and Large Private Grounds - Bonnieux, Vaucluse

Traditional House with Private Pool and Large Private Grounds - Bonnieux, Vaucluse

Weekly Rental: GBP 580 to GBP 1700

5 sleeps

Lovely traditional house that is ideal for a family of up to 5 people. Located on the outskirts of picturesque Bonnieux

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Dordogne holiday Gite Rental with Shared Heated Pool in Stunning Area, Carlux - Dahlia

Dordogne holiday Gite Rental with Shared Heated Pool in Stunning Area, Carlux - Dahlia

Weekly Rental: GBP 430 to GBP 970

6 sleeps

Dahlia has been significantly modernised and improved since the owners Jim White and Cathy Maclean bought it over 11

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Flexible Booking Times

Flexible Booking Times

Booking times available to accommodate the more economical mid week travel

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

15% off remaking weeks for 2020

15% off remaking weeks for 2020

Take advantage of 15% discount on all remaining weeks if booked by April 1st 2020

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