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Such a delightful little corner of Caen

This is like stepping through a warp hole into the past. Not much of Caen survived the bombing in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jane P
Mortain, France
What Caen looked like before the destruction during WWII

Just close to the castel of "Guillaume le conquérant", that small quarter is all what I like in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Caen, France
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6 days ago
“Such a delightful little corner of Caen”
4 weeks ago
“What Caen looked like before the destruction during WWII”
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is like stepping through a warp hole into the past. Not much of Caen survived the bombing in WW2, but this little corner of Caen near the chateau is a real treat. Mostly restaurants, but lovely to wander through and have a meal or...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jane P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just close to the castel of "Guillaume le conquérant", that small quarter is all what I like in medieval places. The old pavments on the floor are only for pedestrian. The area is unfortunatly small but big enough if you consider it's miraculous that quite...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

One of the few places not destroyed by bombs in WWII. A cozy atmosphere with plenty of restaurant options to choose from as you wander down the street looking at various menus. Each restaurant offers something different. Highly recommend this area.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Georgeglas
Reviewed 12 June 2018

A short street near the castle housing most of the remains of pre 1944 domestic Caen architecture, now entirely dedicated to the restaurant trade. At least that's better than the dreadful reputation it once had. Great fans of the 'Little Sparrow?' A very young Edith...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Hornado
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Really lovely section of the city. If the rest of Caen survived like this it would rival Paris or Venice. Lots of excellent restaurants and a nice vibe to the people you meet there

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank TadhgM32
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Important because so much of Caen was destroyed during the Second World War, yet these houses somehow survived. Beautiful.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Christopher P
Reviewed 11 September 2017

It is fun just to walk around the old quarter, amazing it survived WW2. many eateries and cafes to pick from.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Given what happened to Caen in 1944, this is a great place to see surviving old houses and to perhaps imagine Caen in times past.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

One of my favourite restaurants is in this area. It's full of wonderful old buildings with loads of character and a great place to wander through, especially at night. Loads of great restaurants and cafes. highly recommend a little visit here.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Tosugaradream
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We have been eating in this area three times during our stay in Caen at it has always been a very good choice. This is the restaurant mile with very good options for a variety of tastes and budgets.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank BrigitteK236
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