The Historic City Center of Caen and Gourmet Tasting Tour
On this tour you will learn the significant history of Caen and make some stops for Cheese and Calvados Tasting.
Firstly, you will discover the medieval part: you will see fantastic old churches whose steeples were not touched by the bombing in June 1944 during the Normand invasion. You will take the narrow paths and streets to see the destruction caused by the Battle of Normandy that took place here during World War II.
You will also find some new structures as well with extremely particular architectural designs.
You’ll visit the Castle of William the Conqueror, the duke of Normandy, built in the 11th century by the most famous of the dukes of Normandy, William the Conqueror; the Abbey for Men that is considered as one of the most notable Romanesque buildings in Normandy. It is situated on a rocky outcrop. The highlight of it is the archaeological remains of William’s palace, known as the Vieux Palais (Old Palace), and head to the lookout point to enjoy views of the city, dominated by the flamboyant Gothic spire of Church of St-Pierre.
This tour is surprisingly rewarding: you will get pleasure of spending few moments exploring some ancient stones and get a delightful feeling of how the old harmoniously meets the present and new.
From Caen the tour guide will take you to the Calvados distillery “Ducy-Sainte-Marguerite” where you will get a guided tour from a specialist, tasting some of the most famous products: cider, pommeau, calvados.
– The Castle of William the Conqueror
– The Abbey for Me: one of the most notable Romanesque buildings in Normandy
– Touring the streets to see the destruction caused by the Battle of Normandy during World War II
– The Calvados distillery “Ducy-Sainte-Marguerite”local product tasting (cider, pommeau, calvados)
– Guiding Services
– Private Transportation
– The tasting at the Calvados distillery