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Old buildings

I can never understand why planners allow modern shops to spoil these buildings. It ruins their... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2018
Striking contrast to current buildings

Considering how much of Caen was lost during the war, it is still striking each time we see these... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
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28 Jun 2018
“Old buildings”
2 Apr 2018
“Striking contrast to current buildings ”
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Reviewed 20 October 2018

beautiful original old timber houses right on the main shopping street !!! you can not miss them ! !

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

I can never understand why planners allow modern shops to spoil these buildings. It ruins their appearance

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Minkymonkey
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Two adjoining buildings which somehow survived the devastation of the city, worth a glance as you pass by, only really notable as so little else survives. The city had to be largely rebuilt after the war, so they have quite some excuse, but this just...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Considering how much of Caen was lost during the war, it is still striking each time we see these homes and the contrast of the modern shops and shopping street below. Locals likely don’t notice them anymore, but they helped us imagine what the whole...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank dragonflytw65
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We were in Caen and while touring saw these extremely old buildings. The wooden architecture is most amazing.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank dlmoore305
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This timber-framed building is much more impressive than La Maison des Quatrans. The wooden construction with wood carving ornaments are simply unique!

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Dalmik
Reviewed 16 August 2016

These houses are one of the oldest of Caen. When we were here last week the left house was under construction behind scaffold,ing. The other one was still visible and very impressive. the woodwork is really nice. There is no entrance to visit the houses,...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank J. v
Reviewed 14 June 2016

It's not easy to miss these houses, as they are right next to the Chateau de Caen. They are the oldest houses in the city, and there's a plaque nearby explaining the history. However, there's not much to see besides to take a quick picture.

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank katherineweiss
Reviewed 24 March 2016

It will take you 2 minutes, but take the time to look for these houses from another time. So beautiful and rare.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Smilemilie
Reviewed 2 January 2016

If you are walking around the city, it is nice to see, maybe stop take a picture and voila.. but it is not worth going to Caen just to see this facade. If you happen to see it, good, if not, you will miss nothing...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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