Caen Castle

The Castle of Caen stands in the centre of Caen. In 1060 William the Conqueror began with the construction of the citadel. In the following centuries, the impressive construction was strengthened and expanded. The castle is one of the largest medieval fortresses in Western Europe.

As a result of fierce war in 1944 ran the premises of the castle and the castle itself serious damage. Today there are many repairs and there is a large part of the wall again restored. In addition, there are at the complex the museums Museé des Beaux-Arts de Caen (Museum of Fine Arts of Caen), Museé de Normandie (Museum of Normandy) and temporary exhibitions on art and history.

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  • Text: Ewoud van Eig
  • Photos: Ewoud van Eig

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