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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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Gîtes Le Portail Bleu Child Friendly Cottages with Heated Pool and Large Play Area

Gîtes Le Portail Bleu Child Friendly Cottages with Heated Pool and Large Play Area

Weekly Rental: EUR 580 euros to EUR 1210 euros

7 sleeps

Le Portail Bleu offers 3 child friendly cottages, heated swimming pool, 2 acres of gardens and play area, 7 acres of

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This Beautiful 4 Bedroom Villa With Large Pool And Gardens 8 Sleeps

This Beautiful 4 Bedroom Villa With Large Pool And Gardens 8 Sleeps

Weekly Rental: EUR 2710 to EUR 5420

8 sleeps

This beautiful 4 bedroom villa with large pool and additional plunge pool, extensive gardens, boules court and olive

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Superbly Mas des Amis, Chateaurenard 6 Bedroom Villa - Provence for 12 People

Weekly Rental: EUR 4880 to EUR 6780

12 sleeps

superbly restored farmhouse set on 2 hectares is situated between Avignon and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence with spacious and

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Charmingly Mas des Collines, Eygalieres5 Bedroom Villa - Provence for 10 People

Charmingly Mas des Collines, Eygalieres5 Bedroom Villa - Provence for 10 People

Weekly Rental: EUR 6860 to EUR 10510

10 sleeps

This charmingly restored mas with stunning views of the Alpilles hills is ideally situated just 5 minutes walk to Eygali

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Fabulous  Villa Niouveda, Sainte Maxime 5 bedroom Villa - Saint Tropez for 10 People

Fabulous Villa Niouveda, Sainte Maxime 5 bedroom Villa - Saint Tropez for 10 People

Weekly Rental: EUR 9760 to EUR 13720

10 sleeps

Fabulous 5 bedroom property with seaview in a private domaine in Sainte Maxime, 10mn walk to the beach, local tennis

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Discount for two week booking

Discount for two week booking

£50 discount on second week when booking two weeks

Late booking offer 15% discount

Late booking offer 15% discount

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

JUIN A SAISIR EN SEMAINE OU EN WEEK-END JUSQUE 15 OCCUPANTS

JUIN A SAISIR EN SEMAINE OU EN WEEK-END JUSQUE 15 OCCUPANTS

Tarifs exceptionnels sur toutes les périodes disponibles de JUIN Attention : vous devez régler 195 € au ré

Extended stay

Extended stay

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

Flexible Booking Times

Flexible Booking Times

Booking times available to accommodate the more economical mid week travel

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