The Best 5 Cheap Hotels in Caen

by Chris Newens  |  Published June 7, 2019

There’s a strange contradiction to Caen. The once favourite town of William the Conqueror was massively damaged in the fighting that followed the D-Day Landings, then rebuilt modern, apart from its most treasured monuments, which were painstakingly restored. Numerous Gothic abbeys and churches now bristle almost incongruously from the concrete, made all the more beautiful by their juxtaposition with what surrounds them.

A lively university town, Caen is also an excellent place to base a holiday to the Normandy landing grounds, with plenty of tour companies operating out of here, and good links to the beaches to the north. There are plenty of hotels to choose from in the town centre, and while you shouldn’t expect too much rickety old French charm, most are well insulated and comfortable. Keep aware, that around June every year – the D-Day anniversary – places fill up fast!