The castle, the enclosure for the museums
Built in the 11th century with Caen Stone mined from the moat, William the Conqueror’s castle was restored with Caen Stone from Cintheaux. Come and discover or rediscover one of the biggest fortified enclosures in Europe, now the museums precinct :
The Musée de Normandie
the populations, from prehistory up until the great migrations of the Middle Ages, from the mutations of rural areas up until the early turmoil of industrial society.
Open daily from 9.30 am to 6 pm.
The Musée des Beaux-Arts
set in a decidedly contemporary building, is one of France’s major museums for 16th and 17th century European painting (France, Italy, Flanders, Holland), and its collection of etchings makes this visit a must.
Open daily except Tuesdays and certain bank holidays, from 9.30 am to 6 pm.
The sculpture Park