In the centre of Caen, William the Conqueror's château still stands guard over the city.
This is one of the few old buildings in Caen to have survived the battle following D Day, the city has been rebuilt in an appropriate style though, and still has plenty of interest and history to see when visiting.
The old docks in Caen have become a marina, creating life and open space in the centre of the busy city.
The area where this was taken from is a useful car park for the centre of the city, except on Sunday when it is used for a market.
Far left:A view of a street in the centre of Caen. As you can see enough of the old buildings survive to give atmosphere to the city.
Caen is both an historic and a thriving modern city, with surviving old buildings incorporated into the rebuilt centre, as can be seen here with the Tour Leroy left.
This site was last updated 05-07-2006
Photos not otherwise credited are ©2001/2002 S G J Huddy. Other photos are included with permission of the copyright holders.