Ideas for holidays, weekends and trips in Mondeville and its surroundings
One of Caen’s premier and most prestigious sights is the city’s castle. Dating back all the way to the 11th century, it is a fabulous historical sight and an imposing fortress. If you examine parts of the building closely, you can see bullet holes which date back to the Second World War. For those wishing to see some beautiful greenery, look no further than Caen’s botanical gardens, which are wonderfully tranquil and an excellent place to head to in warm weather. Shopaholics will find themselves fully catered for in the Mondeville 2 shopping centre, whereas architectural enthusiasts should head to the Saint-Pierre church, which is one of the finest in northern France.
Families with children will be delighted at what’s on offer at Festyland, Caen’s premier theme park and an ideal choice for a fun-filled day out. Caen’s town hall is also a quite stunning building, and certainly worth a visit, as is the 16th century Hotel d’Escoville and the Abbey of Saint Etienne, which are both a great demonstrations of Caen’s architectural history. Plus, the sea is within easy reach at just 18km away. So book your dream getaway to north France today, and make it extra special when you stay at the Campanile Caen Est – Mondeville.