Chateau DucalCurrently Closed
- 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 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
- Free entry to the castle but the various attractions within the castle have separate entry fees.
- Buses to stop St Pierre, University, or Quatrans
- La Poterne
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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
Very beautifull free Castle, perfect to explore in a sunny day, to read or just relax, it gives the feeling of travelling back to the old days, and has the nice grace outside where you can just sit and relax. I love it.
It's worth a quick walk inside the castle area, it is well conserved and has been prepared to hold different exhibition and working areas. A very intelligent use of the old castle area. Also you can get nice views of the surrounding areas, especially towards the cathedral which is very close.
Spectacular and huge Norman castle. Free access to many of the features and housing some art and community venues. Great views over Caen.
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.
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.