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Anything else I should do?

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Anything else I should do?


I'm taking my children for 10 days in France and we are unlikely to return as trying to go to different countries before they leave home.

Staying outside of Caen. We are going to take the train to Paris and spend a night there (doing Eiffel and Louve and a Big Bus tour and cruise.

We are going to visit the war museum in Caen and would also like to take them to a cemetary. Is there anything else that I should do.

Many thanks

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Brussels, Belgium
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1. Re: Anything else I should do?

Rouen is about 1h30 by train from Caen and has beautiful architecture and a famous Gothic Cathedral.

You could also go to Mont-Saint-Michel. Caen has direct trains to Pontorson which is the closest train station to it (for shuttle bus see here bienvenueaumontsaintmichel.com/en/preparing-… )

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2. Re: Anything else I should do?

That's great thank you. I will have my car but prefer to travel by public transport as I can then look at the views. I will certainly add one of those places in. thanks

Edited: 02 July 2018, 20:36
Evreux, France
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3. Re: Anything else I should do?

The castle in Caen is great for a wander and picnic. Bayeux


is a short train ride away with amazing cathedral and the Bayeux Tapestry. Otherwise head to the seaside? Trouville and Deauville by bus


or hire a bike and cycle up the tow path to the beach in Ouistreham.

Bon voyage!

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4. Re: Anything else I should do?

The cliffs of Etretat, although you would have to drive.


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5. Re: Anything else I should do?

Honfleur, Bayeux...

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7. Re: Anything else I should do?

As to visiting a cemetery, I infer from your profile that you are from the UK so you may find the British Cemetery in Bayeux of particular interest. I am American and I was very moved by it, in part because every tombstone bears a personalized inscription, unlike the American cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer (but which is extraordinarily moving in its own way).

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8. Re: Anything else I should do?

Another vote for Bayeux. Lovely small town. The tapestry really is a must see. Especially since it's so close to Caen.

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