Chateau Ducal

4.2 Currently 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: Castle, Historical Site, Family And Kids
Tickets From $661.26

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

Entrance Ticket Details For Chateau Ducal

  • Free entry to the castle but the various attractions within the castle have separate entry fees.

How to Reach Chateau Ducal

  • Buses to stop St Pierre, University, or Quatrans

  • La Poterne
  • Archidona

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  • Chateau Ducal Address: 14000, Caen, France
  • Chateau Ducal Contact Number: +33-0231304760
  • Chateau Ducal Timing: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • Chateau Ducal Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Chateau Ducal(preferred time): 09:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Chateau Ducal: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Caen include Chateau Ducal in their plan

  • 33.08% of people start their Chateau Ducal visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Chateau Ducal

Monday, Tuesday and Saturday

89.84% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Chateau Ducal

People normally club together La Colline Aux Oiseaux and Eglise Saint-pierre while planning their visit to Chateau Ducal.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Chateau Ducal Reviews & Ratings

  • Excellent historical place and free to visit. Take your time and walk the entire place. Have done amazing views from some of the towers.

  • An interesting place for tourists. A great spot to grab a picknick, to get a brief view of Caen or just to relax in the sun. You also got a museum in this place, by entering about 100 meters to the right. Great spot.

  • Lovely place, great to go for a walk about and see all the great views.

  • Well preserved fortress in the center of Caen. The fortress is very spacious and clean with museum and gastronomy. Very nice viewpoints on the city.

  • Beautiful little place for a wander through history

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