Discover virtually major sites or sites rarely open to the public thanks to our VR tours. Churches, underground passages or breathtaking views will no longer hold any secrets for you!
The underground ice cellar of Caen
Built in the 19th century, this underground ice cellar was designed to keep foodstuffs cool. In June and July 1944, during the Battle of Caen, dozens of inhabitants of the district took refuge there. Guided tours are offered in season.
The Saint-Etienne abbey’s church of Caen
Founded by the famous William the Conqueror in 1063, the choir of the abbey church now houses the tomb of the Duke of Normandy who became King of England. The church adjoins the Abbaye aux Hommes, which now houses the Caen Town Hall.
The Chessboard Room of Caen Castle
To the north of the Caen castle walls, the Chessboard Room dates from the end of the 11th century. Formerly a reception and residence at the time of the Dukes of Normandy, it is now open every day and hosts temporary exhibitions in season.
The Field Gate of Caen Castle
The main entrance to Caen Castle in the 13th century, the Field Gate has undergone numerous transformations since the Hundred Years War. Little damaged by the 1944 bombings, it represents a fine example of medieval defensive architecture.
The rampart room of Caen Castle
The rampart room of Caen Castle now houses the exhibition room of the Museum of Normandy.
IMEC – Abbaye d’Ardenne
A place steeped in history, the Abbaye d’Ardenne is now home to the Institut Mémoires de l’édition contemporaine. The abbey church has been transformed into an impressive and modern library. The site, located in Saint-Germain-la-Blanche-Herbe, is open to the public and can be visited during guided tours.
Saint-Pierre de Thaon church
A magnificent example of Norman Romanesque art from the 11th and 12th centuries, Saint-Pierre de Thaon church is nestled in a green setting in the heart of the Thue and Mue valley.
Notre-Dame des Labours church
An example of 13th century Norman Gothic, the church of Notre-Dame des Labours in Saint-Manvieu Norrey looks like a cathedral. Richly sculpted and decorated, don’t miss the choir of the church.
The chapel of La Brèche of Hermanville-sur-mer
First built in 1932, the chapel of La Brèche was damaged during the Second World War. It was in 1954 that local residents launched the reconstruction of the chapel, which has now been awarded the “20th Century Heritage” label.
The Ouistreham lighthouse
At 38m high, the Ouistreham lighthouse overlooks the sea, the Pointe du Siège, the town of Ouistreham and the port. From up there, a breathtaking 360° view awaits you. And all this without having to climb the 171 steps!
The church of Saint-Samson in Ouistreham
A strong symbol of the power of the town of Ouistreham at the time of the lords of the 12th and 13th centuries, the church of Saint-Samson was both a sanctuary and an observation post.
The Vieux la Romaine Forum
Discover a 360° visit of the excavation site of the forum, the House with the Great Peristyle or the House with the U-shaped Court. These remains from the Gallo-Roman era can be visited on the archaeological site of Vieux la Romaine.
The Cargö, current music room
Visit the current music room in Caen, where artists from Normandy such as Orelsan and Fakear have performed.