Chateau Ducal

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  • 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
  • Archidona

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TripHobo Highlights for Chateau Ducal

  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Chateau Ducal

  • 95% of people who visit Caen include Chateau Ducal in their plan

  • 42.41% of people start their Chateau Ducal visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Chateau Ducal

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

90.98% 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.

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  • Interesting place from a castle hunter's perspective; wall walk good. Historical museum inside good; didn't have time to see the two others there. Shame the keep doesn't still stand; it would have been same size as White Tower at Tower of London!

  • These are the ruins of a castle from the XI century. Right at the center of it are the keep and William the Conqueror castle. Inside it there also two museums, but if you are not interested in them you can still check the ruins for free. A lot of students tend to swarm this cozy location and there are lots of good food in the vicinity.

  • Historical castle (William the conqueror), in the middle of the city center. Very nice for an outing

  • Great castle area even if only the outer walls remain. Quiet park with a museum and a nice garden.

  • The castle has been restored over the last 20 years and has a lot to offer. The castle keep is the next big project.

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