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Information about the town and port of Caen, in Normandy, France – the web magazine for visitors to France.

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Calvados – 14, Basse Normandy. Latitude: 49.18421. Longitude: -0.361389

Caen is the capital of the Basse Normandie region of France.

This page gives you some useful information on restaurants, hotels, supermarkets and shops in Caen and Ouistreham, which we have collated from various sources for ferry travellers to Caen.

Caen Tourist Office. Download a scalable pdf file

Via Michelin Map.

Caen ferry (Portsmouth); Brittany Ferries

April 8th 2011 – Caen to Portsmouth. Brittany Ferries have a traditional and a fast ferry sailing between Portsmouth and Caen. Talking to people it seems the older traditional ferry is more popular, although I have never experienced problems with the fast ferry myself. The traditional ferry is certainly very comfortable. In my opinion, the overnight sailing from Caen is one of the most attractive ways to end a holiday in France – it leaves Caen ferry port in a long straight line, allowing holiday makers to end their holiday reflecting on the disappearing French coastline. The best way travelling to France is beyond doubt the Portsmouth to Saint Malo evening sailing – make sure you get a restaurant seat close to a window though.

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Airport in Caen and Train station

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Aéroport de Rouen Vallée de Seine. 76520. Boos. Tel: 0033 235 79 41 00.

Skysouth. January 2009 – Unfortunately they have gone out of business.

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Caen Car Hire

Car hire in France

Auto Europe, Argus, Holiday Autos, Autobookers, Carhire 3000 have offices in Caen.

ADA (Christian Mollet), 34 rue d'Auge. 14000 Caen. Tel: 0033 231 34 88 89.

BUDGET, 54 place de la Gare. 14000 Caen. Tel: 0033 231 83 70 47.

Car'Go, 54 place de la Gare, 14000 Caen. Tel: 0033 231 85 16 73.

eurocar hire – Europcar, 36 place de la Gare. 14000 Caen. Tel: 0825 89 54 70.

FIRST LOCATION AUTOMOBILES (Michel Leterrier), ZI, Rue Daguerre (centre routier). 14120 MONDEVILLE. Tel: 0033 231 82 27 00.

OPEL RENT, Z.I. de la Sphère rue Léon Foucault. 14200 HEROUVILLE Saint CLAIR. Tel: 0033 231 47 64 23.

RENT A CAR (M. Dauphin), 40 rue d'Auge. 14000 Caen. Tel: 0033 231 84 10 10.

SIXT, 38 place de la gare. 14000 Caen. Tel: 0033 231 83 70 47.

TAXIS ABBEILLES, 52 place de la gare. 14000 Caen. Tel: 0033 231 52 17 89.


Car servicing in France

Caen Public Transport

cherbourg bus – Bus Verts. To visit the areas around Caen, use the Bus Verts. There are terminals close to the harbour and at the Railway Station.

twisto buses – Twisto Trams. Caen has a tram and bus service. Tickets can be bought at stations and Twisto shops – one hour costs 1 euro 20 centimes.

Compagnie Normande d'Autobus (CNA). Sociétés CFTI and TVS.

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