Hi, a few of us are going to caen for the day as foot passengers. We are looking to head to Mondeville 2 for shopping- how far away is this from the ferry port? Do you know the best way we can get there? We have also seen that there is a Saturday morning market in ouistreham. Does anyone know what this market is like and how to get there? Any advice would be kindly recieved!! Many thanks :-)
Hello! I'm new to this forum and have some questions about a possible day trip to Caen in October.
I'm planning on getting the overnight ferry from Portsmouth due to arrive in Ouistreham at 6.45am. I've not taken the ferry before, does anyone know how long it takes after docking to exit the ferry? Also will anywhere be open at that time for breakfast or are we better off driving to to the center of Caen? How long in the drive from the post to the city centre? Is it easy to park?
As I am planning a day trip, the return ferry back to Portsmouth is at 16.30. Assuming we have to get to the port an hour before hand, is that enough time to visit the castle, eat croissants and have a wander around the town?
Any tips or advice on ferry travel to Caen and what is achievable during such a short trip is greatly appreciated!
i want to hire a 12 to 15 seater bus with driver
What is route of Bus 8 in Caen from city centre to Stade d' Ornano
I know the train doesnt go there directly, is there a bus from Caen that can take me to Mont St Michel or very nearby
I am in Caen for two nights with my two female friends and wonder what's the local pub, bar and club scene like. Does anyone have any good recommendations? My friends love good, old fashioned English pubs and I love global - especially Latin American. What is the dress code in most places like? Are jeans ok?
We will be staying in Caen in early September, driving through the area, using Caen as our base, as it is rather central. We are looking for a nice hotel there. So far, I have looked at the Ivan Vautier, which looks very nice, but it is located away from the center and are told its a 20 minute walk to get there. We would like to be within a few minutes walk of the center so that we don't need to drive every time we leave our hotel. I also looked at the Adagio, but it is difficult to tell whether it is a full-service hotel, or a self-service apartment. I also looked at a hotel in Cabourg, but their prices were in the 500 Euro per night range. I'd like to hear whatever suggestions anyone can offer who knows this area and hopefully the hotels.
I'm loving Bayeux.
I will be leaving Caen in a couple days. How do I get from the city to Ouistreham to catch the ferry to UK?
Is there any kind of shuttle? Or do I have to take a taxi? ,if so how much €€
My ferry leaves at 8:30am
Thanks for you help
I am looking a recommendation for Car Hire company for my visit in Caen.
There are many suppliers/brokers online, but would rather deal with a reputable company, in good standing.
Any suggestions would be great! and something close to the rail station.
Thanks so much
I am planning a trip for my extended family. We have 12 people in our group. (ages 18-70). We would like to visit Paris, Normandy (DDay Beaches) and Mont St. Michel.
The only time we can travel together is over the Thanksgiving holidays.
I keep getting mixed information regarding the weather. How cold is it? How much daylight? (i've heard from as little as 3 hours of daylight to 8 hours.)
I would very much appreciate anyone who has been there in November/December to share their experience with me... I'm so confused. Would you go at that time or put it off for a few years?
Thank you in advance,
I want to visit and pray at Fr. Belliere's grave, I have been told if I take the bus from Cean to Langrune I just look for the church with the big steeple and the grave yard is next to it. Can anyone verify if this is correct, if this is indeed where he is buried and can I visit the cemetery or is it locked and will I have to prearrange with the church (I do not know its name) to visit his grave, any assistance is greatly appreciated, Kevin
I am traveling from the US to Normandy to visit many of the sites connected with St. Therese of Lisieux this October and want to visit the grave of Maurice Bellaire in Langrune, I will not have a car, is there public transportation from Caen to Langrune or is there some inexpensive way to visit, I think a taxi would be too expensive, thank you for any assistance or advice
Has anyone tried booked accomodation or stayed in this hostel?
I was on the HI hostel website, and this hostel doesn't take online bookings. So i emailed the hostel and they told me (in broken English) that i had to ring 4 days before my visit to reserve my bed. For me, this is a bit un-nerving since i am worried there will be no beds free if i leave it that late to visit.
Any thoughts on this anyone?
how do you pronounce Caen?
is there a train from caen to st malo, or is there a tour of mt st michele from caen
i am reaching Paris at around 12:30 pm by flight.please suggest a reasonable and cheapest transport with specific details on how to get to Caen from Paris,with luggage.I need this info soon as I will be coming on May 4.i did find that there are trains from Paris St. Lazerre to Caen.how much does it cost?Can I get a booking on the spot.Also what is the local means of transport in Caen?
Hi, I'm traveling via brittany ferries to caen, arriving at 0645 on tues 4th may, and will be returning from cherbourg on 5th may. My ferry departs at 1630. Any ideas on trains, coaches, buses anyone???
I am an Indian and coming to Caen as a research student from May to July ,2010 and need to book a hostel for myself at a reasonable price(now I dont know what's a reasonable price in Caen).Can anyone sincerely help me with suggestions. I will be really obliged.Please reply as soon as possible.
Me and my family are going to be at caen for the whole day on Wednesday (7.4.2010) I was hoping if anyone knew any good places to see that are not over 20 miles from Caen!!
Can anyone help my friend and I we are travelling around the Normandy region by cycle,in April.
is any one know or recommend of any youth hostels that will accommodate cyclists or if there aware of any good camp-sites we are not looking for luxury just some where to get our heads down for the night.
Is there any rules or regulations on cycling in France that are different to the UK other that the obvious one.
Are there any dangerous areas in the region
I would like go from beauvais airport to Caen (France), but I don't know what is the most cheap means of transport and his duration. You can help me? Thanks!
Will arrive Caen area by trian from Paris for day touring of Normandy beaches. I can stay in Caen or any Normandy city where I can rent a car or take bus tour for the day. Questions:
1. Which town should I train to so as to either be able to rent a car OR avail of a bus tour?
2. Any B&B or similarly inexpensive hotel option suggested for THAT city or town?
Dear all, I'm hoping to be in Caen from fall 2010-spring 2011. I am passionate about volunteer work, but unfortunately I don't know any particular social problems that Caen is faced with. Would anyone who knows the area please give me some insight?
We will be arriving in Paris on saturday, 8/8/09 and plan to go to Caen to visit the beaches and memorials. Are the memorials open on sunday becuse I read there are no tours on sunday, also can I rent a car in Caen? Is it better( time wise or price wise) to rent a car in Paris, or Caen or take the train. What is a reasonablly priced hotel (40 to 50 euro).
I will be driving from Calais to Rennes for my holidays and am looking for somewhere to stop off in the Caen area. We'd like a place that's easily accessible from the A13 / A84 where we can stop off and eat early evening, perhaps with some nice scenery or culture to take in. Any suggestions very much appreciated as we do not know the area at all!
Can anyone please tell me how to get from St Malo to Caen? I think there is a train from St Malo to Dol-de Bretagne then from there to Caen.
But does anyone know if there is a more direct route, e.g. by bus??
Hi My OAP mother and her equally elderly friend are flying from dublin to attend my brothers weddings in Caen. One option is to fly to Paris and get a train from the st lazare ? train station. That would require them navigating through the paris metro and being able to figure out what platform their train will leave from. They have no french.
My two questions are, is there a direct train from Rennes train station? It might be a bit easier to figure out then paris and they can fly to Rennes. Also I notice that caen has a airport, does anyone know if they are any flights into caen airport from the UK ? They are travelling in July.
Thankyou very much.
I'm arriving on the overnight sailing from Portsmouth. Looks to me that the first express bus to Honfleur is at about 12.40. So, that gives us about 3 hours in Caen - but with luggage. Does the SNCF, or elsewhere, have facilities for leaving luggage? - or does anyone have any bright ideas?
Has anybody stayed at the Robert Reme hostel in Caen? I'm hoping to stay in Caen at Easter & and am wondering what the hostel is like. Also does anybody know if it's easy to get to from the Ferry port?
I'd like to visit Caen soon and I'm going to take an overnight ferry from Portsmouth to Ouistreham which arrives at 7 a.m. How can I get to Caen???
To get back to UK, I'm going to take overnight ferry again from Ouistreham to Portsmouth which leaves at 23.30 from Ouistreham. How can I get from Caen to Ouistreham to catch the ferry??? Iknow that there're shuttle bus but not for each ferry. Can somebody help me, please. I'm really looking forward to seeing norman/romanesque churches in Caen. Thank You in advance.