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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
History Museum
“A trip through the history of the conflicts of the 20th century with artefacts, sound effects, films, and documentation which is continually being updated. Terrifying and gripping, the cafe/restaurant provides a welcome rest. ”
  • 149 locals recommend
History Museum
“If you’re interested in the telling of history, this is a must see. The museum brings tapestry to life through great audio guide and there’s a good guide for kids too. Good for a rainy day! ”
  • 71 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“One of William the conqueror's castles with great views of Caen. With museums to visit.”
  • 84 locals recommend
Beach
“No D-day trip would be complete without a visit to the haunting Omaha Beach. Best earlier and later in the day when the coach parties have gone and you get to appreciate even more the scale of the endeavour and the sacrifices made on that fateful day.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Hotel
“Plus qu'un Zoo, Cerza est un centre de reproduction destiné à sauvegarder les espèces en voie d'extinction. Parcours en train au plus proche de la nature...”
  • 33 locals recommend
Casino
“Fantastic cocktails (the barman came to my wedding) - ask for the Mojidos! The place is not cheap however and can get busy.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Cemetery
“Impossible de passer à Bayeux sans visiter ce lieux de mémoire. 26 minutes en voiture. No way to pass over Bayeux without going to this place. 26 minutes by car.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Park
“A profusion of different plants and secret paths. A small maze and a huge rose garden, some goats, sheep, hens etc and views over the whole of Caen”
  • 42 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Adventure Park with rollercoasters, 3D cinema, waterslides, animals, fun day out for the family.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Promenade sur les Planches à Deauville ou Trouville, villas , casinos, nombreux restaurants, activités nautiques en bord de mer.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Nature
“WWII Normandy Landings (US) Three D-Day museums. Musée D-Day Omaha features an Enigma machine”
  • 27 locals recommend
Casino
“Nice building; work in progress to reinstate the "bain de Trouville" famous place where the Parisian bourgeoisie met in the 19 century”
  • 22 locals recommend
Museum
“Honfleur est le berceau de l'impressionnisme et a attiré de nombreux artistes. Un musée intimiste en retrace l'histoire et permet de découvrir de magnifiques œuvres d'art.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Museum
“This museum is built at the site of the artificial harbour. Remnants of Mulberry Harbour can still be seen, a few hundred yards away from the shore. On June 6th 1944, some 4,126 Allied ships successfully achieved the greatest landings in history on the beaches of Normandy and find out more about the how the Mulberry Harbour was constructed - a truly extraordinary technological feat which provided the key to Victory in Normandy.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Historic Site
“ Don't miss the wonderful experience that is visiting this castle. Children and adults alike will love it.”
  • 27 locals recommend
City Hall
“William the Conqueror is buried here and many English lords as well! It is a magnificent building and there are organ recitals held here as well as the daily church services and Sunday Mass.”
  • 46 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Casino
“Fantastic cocktails (the barman came to my wedding) - ask for the Mojidos! The place is not cheap however and can get busy.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Casino
“Nice building; work in progress to reinstate the "bain de Trouville" famous place where the Parisian bourgeoisie met in the 19 century”
  • 22 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“"The spot to be". You eat the best mold cream in France. Les meilleurs "Moules à la crème" de France”
  • 33 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Restaurant emblématique de Caen avec une ambiance sympa. Very popular restaurant of Caen with nice atmosphere.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A walk or cycle ride of 5 km, or 10 mins by car from La pep takes you to the Roche d'Oëtre. A clifftop beauty spot with a stunning panoramic view over the forested gorge of the river Rouvre and the Normandy countryside for miles around. Dine in its pleasant restaurant and explore the visitors' centre and several nature trails. Nearby is Orne Aventure's Accrobranches (a "Go Ape" type of tree climbing adventure).”
  • 15 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“This cosy restaurant is always open and nearly always full. A large room with a couple of little alcoves and a big log fire. Food is good and filling. Advisable to book.”
  • 22 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Tout d'abord il faudra RÉSERVER à l'avance ! Aucun espoir d'y trouver une place pour le samedi soir si vous n'avez pas anticipé.... Restaurant tout mignon à deux pas de la plage, carte simple et bonne et prix plutôt raisonnables...”
  • 24 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Superbe intérieur, modern decor and a relaxed atmosphere. The food is also excellent based on seasonal produce. The fixed price menu is good value. Book ahead at weekends and holidays.”
  • 19 locals recommend

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