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Book flights to Caen

Caen is a city in Normandy, France, located on the Orne River near the English Channel coast. It's known for its historical significance, particularly its role in World War II. The city centre offers architectural gems like the Caen Castle, a massive 11th-century fortress, and the Abbaye aux Hommes, a Romanesque abbey. Caen is also a great starting point to explore the Normandy beaches, D-Day sites, and surrounding countryside. The weather is mild year-round with cool summers and relatively wet winters. It's a good choice for travellers interested in history, outdoor activities, and French culture.

Fancy a trip to Caen? With over 600 airlines to choose from and more than 40 ways to pay, Alternative Airlines can help you conveniently book your flights to Caen. We offer budget-friendly, flexible flight routes to Caen no matter where you're flying from or when you plan to travel!

Airports near Caen

You have choices when it comes to reaching Caen. Here is a selection of 4 airports you can fly to when travelling to Caen.

Caen-Carpiquet Airport

This is the closest airport to Caen, located just 6 kilometres away from the city centre. It is a commercial passenger airport with regular flights to destinations within France and some international destinations.


Deauville - Normandie Airport

Located approximately 60 kilometres from Caen, this airport is within a reasonable driving distance. It offers commercial passenger flights to various destinations in Europe, including the United Kingdom, Spain, and Belgium.


Rennes - Saint-Jacques Airport

Although a bit further away at around 130 kilometres from Caen, Rennes Airport is still a viable option. It is a commercial passenger airport with connections to major cities in France and some international destinations.


Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

If you prefer a wider range of international flight options, you can fly into Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, which is approximately 250 kilometres from Caen. From there, you can either rent a car or take a connecting flight to one of the closer airports mentioned above.

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Rather than paying for your Caen flights upfront, you can instead use Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) solutions to help you split the cost of your flights into more manageable instalments.

You'll get greater flexibility when planning the budget for your trip to Caen! You won't need to pay any interest, however, this will depend on the specific terms set by the lending provider.

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Things to do in Caen

With a wide variety of attractions in Caen, we've narrowed it down to our top 3 selections to make your planning easier:

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Mémorial de Caen

This is a must-see for anyone interested in World War II history. The museum uses multimedia exhibits to tell the story of the war from the perspective of both civilians and soldiers. There are also exhibits on the D-Day landings and the Battle of Normandy.

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Château de Caen

This massive castle was built by William the Conqueror in the 11th century. It's one of the largest fortified enclosures in Europe. Today, the castle houses two museums: the Musée de Normandie, which covers the history of Normandy from prehistoric times to the present day, and the Musée des Beaux-Arts, which has a collection of paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts.

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Abbaye aux Hommes

This Romanesque abbey was also founded by William the Conqueror. It's one of the largest abbeys in Normandy and is known for its beautiful architecture. The abbey church is home to the tomb of William the Conqueror.