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Caen

Caen is a commune in northwestern France. It is the prefecture of the Calvados department and the capital of the Basse-Normandie region. The city proper has 113,249 inhabitants (as of 2006), while its urban area has 420,000, making Caen the largest city in Lower Normandy. It is also the second largest municipality in all of Normandy after Le Havre and the third largest city proper in Normandy, after Rouen and Le Havre. The metropolitan area of Caen, in turn, is the second largest in Normandy after that of Rouen, the 21st largest in France.

As the city of William the Conqueror, the city has a long and complex history. Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen—heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city. The city has now preserved the memory by erecting a memorial for peace.

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Mémorial de Caen
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The Mémorial de Caen offers its visitors the opportunity to take a historical journey through the 20thcentury, discovering major events from the end of the First...

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Normandy Landing Beaches - Guided Tour
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Normandy Landing Beaches or "Normandy Land of Liberty"... Since 6th June 1944, Landing Beaches are known by everyone because Normandy became the biggest battlefield off all times and...

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