The city of Caen was born from the will of William, Duke of Normandy, on the eve of the conquest of England. He had two abbeys built there and his imposing castle. Five hectares of enclosure which were one of the favourite residences of the Dukes of Normandy and the Kings of England, and which make the ducal castle one of the largest medieval fortified complexes in Europe. Take advantage of your stay at the Quatrans to visit the famous castle of Caen
A tumultuous history
Testimonies of a bygone era
It is there, behind you, a few steps from the Quatrans, proud and massive, overlooking the city from its rocky spur, with the assurance of one who has lived through time, from the year 1060 until the deluge of fire of the Battle of Normandy, of which it still bears some scars: the castle of William the Conqueror in Caen. Successively royal fortress, conscript barracks, prison... its rich and tumultuous history can be explored step by step, from the discovery of the restored ramparts to the visit of the monuments nestled against its wall.
A museum in the heart of the city
The history of Normandy from prehistoric times
The Museum of Normandy has chosen the Logis des Gouverneurs as the setting for its permanent exhibition. Its classical silhouette, harmonious in its symmetry, is the result of transformations in the 15th and 17th centuries. In addition to the flats of the bailiff (1338), the captain of the castle and then the governors of the towns and castle of Caen, it houses the facilities necessary for the administration of the town.