Le Mancel, is a restaurant established within the very walls of Caen’s ducal castle, next to the Fine Arts Museum and the Normandy Museum, and just a short walk from St Peter’s Church and the historic town centre. It is located opposite the castle ramparts and the charming statues garden. Opened in 1994, it pays tribute to Pierre Bernard Mancel, who was a Caen-born bookseller and collector. Pierre Bernard Mancel, a humble donator, bequeathed 45 17th-century Dutch paintings and a few other Italian and Flemish works to the town of Caen upon his death in 1872. They included Virgin and Child by Rogier van der Weyden and St James by Cosimo Tura, together with objets d’art and his print collection, all of which are displayed within the Fine Arts Museum.

Ranking & labels

  • Normandie Qualité Tourisme
  • Qualité Tourisme


  • Categories:Traditional cuisine, Traditional French cuisine, Inventive cuisine
  • Culinary specialties:Normandy cuisine, Gastronomic cuisine, Tripe, Vegetarian cuisine, International, French regional, French pastries, Fish


  • Maximum group capacity:200 people
  • Bus parking


From Sunday 01 January to Sunday 31 December
Wednesday Open from 9h to 14h and from 19h to 21h30
Thursday Open from 9h to 14h and from 19h to 21h30
Friday Open from 9h to 14h and from 19h to 21h30
Saturday Open from 9h to 14h and from 19h to 21h30
Sunday Open from 9h to 14h

Salon de thé de 15h à 19h.


Group menu : from 35€ to 45 € Drinks rate : from 7€ to 16 € Breakfast for groups : from 4€ to 6 € Snack / group light meal : from 4€ to 6 €
Price Min. Max.
Group menu 35€ 45€
Drinks rate 7€ 16€
Breakfast for groups 4€ 6€
Snack / group light meal 4€ 6€

Proposed services


  • Bar
  • Highchair
  • Bottle warmer
  • Garden
  • Outdoor games
  • Children's games
  • Park
  • Booster seat
  • Terrace


  • Banquet
  • Gift vouchers
  • Reservation of external facilities
  • Seminar
  • Evening entertainment
  • Caterer
  • Free WiFi