Chateau DucalCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: 14000, Caen, France
- Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +33-0231304760
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Ancient Ruin, Castle, Historical Site, Monument
Chateau Ducal - Review
Chateau Ducal is a castle in Caen and has been classed as a Monument historique since 1886. It was built in 1060 by William the Conqueror, who had conquered England in 1066. Later, his son had built Saint Georges church, a keep and a huge hall for the Duke Court. The castle was built on the hillock and is now amidst the city. It covers an area of 5.5 hectares and is one of the biggest in Western Europe. Till today, it remains an essential feature of Norman strategy and policy.
Attractions within the castle include:
- The Church of St. George (11th-20th c.)
- The dungeon
- From the house of Governors Normandy Museum
- The Old Palace and the Room of the Exchequer
- The fortress ramparts, towers and gates
- Sculpture park
- The artillery terrace and Salles du Rempart
- The Museum of Fine Arts
- La Porte des Champs
- La Porte Saint-Pierre
- The herb garden
- The Lefebvre barracks
Chateau Ducal Ticket Prices
- Free entry to the castle but the various attractions within the castle have separate entry fees.
How To reach Chateau Ducal by Public Transport
- Buses to stop St Pierre, University, or Quatrans
Restaurants Near Chateau Ducal
- La Poterne
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Things to Know Before Visiting Chateau Ducal
95% of people who visit Caen include Chateau Ducal in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
33.08% of people start their Chateau Ducal visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Chateau Ducal
89.84% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Chateau Ducal
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Chateau Ducal, Caen Reviews
What a historical beauty. We got to walk around the castle for free didn’t have enough time to visit any of the shops or museums. Views are breathtaking and you can see the entire town from the top. Awesome that the history signs all had English translations.
Caen is a place that is often overlooked. A place to drive through en route to somewhere else. I strongly advise that the visitor stops to have a look round as it's a beautiful city and the castle is the icing on the cake or gateau as the French might say. There is a nice little bar in the museum that stays open after the museum has closed.
This is a beautiful castle. The views of beautiful Caen are gorgeous. There is loads of information posted in a tasteful way around the castle in both English and French.
Norman. Castle in the center of city built by King Williams the conquerer. The wall is immense, tall and thick. There is a museum inside. You can enter for free and walk on the wall and have a very good view of the city as a whole.
Beautiful castle with a nice overview over the city from the upper walls. Perfect to have a stroll. In front of the castle there is ample sitting place on the grass for a picnic, or to read a bit.