Caen, France Photos

The heritage town of Caen, France runs from the former Benedictine abbey Abbaye-aux-Hommes (now Eglise St-Etienne) to Caen Castle. The former Romanesque abbey was founded in 1063 by William the Conqueror, whose tomb is in the church. The abbey played an important role in WWII (June 1944) when Caen's citizens sheltered therein for protection from Allied bombings during the Normandy Invasion while much of the city was destroyed. Caen City Hall is attached to St. Étienne Church. Caen Castle hosts two museums.

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Caen City Hall in former Benedictine monastery dedicated to Saint Stephen, founded in 1063 by William the Conqueror. Caen, France.Romanesque abbey church of Saint-Étienne. Caen, France.Later Gothic addition to Romanesque abbey church of Saint-Étienne. Caen, France.Caen City Hall in former Benedictine monastery. Caen, France.
Caen City Hall in former Benedictine monastery (Abbaye-aux-Hommes) dedicated to Saint Stephen, founded in 1063 by William the Conqueror. Caen, France. Style: Romanesque.Romanesque abbey church of Saint-Étienne (Saint Stephen) (building started 1066). Caen, France.Later Gothic addition to Romanesque abbey church of Saint-Étienne. Caen, France.Caen City Hall in former Benedictine monastery (Abbaye-aux-Hommes). Caen, France.
Tower & clock over entrance of Caen City Hall. Caen, France.Garden with conical trees at Caen City Hall. Caen, France.Conical trees in cloister at Caen City Hall. Caen, France.Great hall with paintings at Caen City Hall. Caen, France.
Tower & clock over entrance of Caen City Hall. Caen, France.Garden with conical trees at Caen City Hall. Caen, France.Conical trees in cloister at Caen City Hall. Caen, France.Great hall with paintings at Caen City Hall. Caen, France.
Romanesque spires of abbey church of Saint-Étienne. Caen, France.Details of Romanesque spires of abbey church of Saint-Étienne. Caen, France.Romanesque interior of abbey church of Saint-Étienne. Caen, France.Romanesque ribbed vaulting for ceiling of abbey church of Saint-Étienne, first use of such architectural support in France. Caen, France.
Romanesque spires of abbey church of Saint-Étienne. Caen, France.Details of Romanesque spires of abbey church of Saint-Étienne. Caen, France.Romanesque interior of abbey church of Saint-Étienne. Caen, France.Romanesque ribbed vaulting for ceiling of abbey church of Saint-Étienne, first use of such architectural support in France. Caen, France.
Pulpit of abbey church of Saint-Étienne. Caen, France.Evangelist carvings on stairway of pulpit of abbey church of Saint-Étienne. Caen, France.Carvings on choir chairs of abbey church of Saint-Étienne. Caen, France.Stained glass window of abbey church of Saint-Étienne. Caen, France.
Pulpit of abbey church of Saint-Étienne. Caen, France.Evangelist carvings on stairway of pulpit of abbey church of Saint-Étienne. Caen, France.Carvings on choir chairs of abbey church of Saint-Étienne. Caen, France.Stained glass window of abbey church of Saint-Étienne. Caen, France.
Stained glass window of abbey church of Saint-Étienne. Caen, France.Tomb of William the Conqueror in abbey church of Saint-Étienne. Caen, France.Tomb of William the Conqueror in abbey church of Saint-Étienne. Caen, France.Wall clock at Caen City Hall. Caen, France.
Stained glass window of abbey church of Saint-Étienne. Caen, France.Tomb of William the Conqueror in abbey church of Saint-Étienne. Caen, France.Tomb of William the Conqueror in abbey church of Saint-Étienne. Caen, France.Wall clock at Caen City Hall. Caen, France.
Museum telling story of thousands of refugees who took refuge in abbey of Saint-Étienne during Normandy invasion after June 6,1944 at Caen City Hall. Caen, France.Poster with instructions for Caen residents to depart for the countryside during Normandy invasion at museum in Caen City Hall. Caen, France.News sheet for Caen residents during Normandy invasion at museum in Caen City Hall. Caen, France.Remains of a sculpture group by Auguste Lechesne as damaged by Allied bombing in 1944 at museum in Caen City Hall. Caen, France.
Museum telling story of thousands of refugees who took refuge in abbey of Saint-Étienne during Normandy invasion after June 6,1944 at Caen City Hall. Caen, France.Poster with instructions for Caen residents to depart for the countryside during Normandy invasion at museum in Caen City Hall. Caen, France.News sheet (July 10, 1944) for Caen residents during Normandy invasion at museum in Caen City Hall. Caen, France.Remains of a sculpture group (1855) by Auguste Lechesne as damaged by Allied bombing in 1944 at museum in Caen City Hall. Caen, France.
Red Cross materials from Normandy invasion at museum in Caen City Hall. Caen, France.Gas mask & carry case from Normandy invasion at museum in Caen City Hall. Caen, France.Caen palais de justice courthouse. Caen, France.Église Saint-Étienne-le-Vieux de Caen near Caen city hall. Caen, France.
Red Cross materials (June, 1944) from Normandy invasion at museum in Caen City Hall. Caen, France.Gas mask & carry case (June, 1944) from Normandy invasion at museum in Caen City Hall. Caen, France.Caen palais de justice (1783-1866) courthouse. Caen, France. Style: Neoclassical. Architect: Armand Lefebvre.Église Saint-Étienne-le-Vieux de Caen (Old St. Stephen's Church) (15thC) near Caen city hall. Caen, France.
Église Saint-Étienne-le-Vieux de Caen near Caen city hall. Caen, France.St Sauveur church. Caen, France.Tower of St Sauveur church. Caen, France.Carrousel in front of St Sauveur church. Caen, France.
Église Saint-Étienne-le-Vieux de Caen (Old St. Stephen's Church) (15thC) near Caen city hall. Caen, France.St Sauveur church (14th C). Caen, France.Tower of St Sauveur church (14th C). Caen, France.Carrousel in front of St Sauveur church (14th C). Caen, France.
Pedestrian garden through center of Caen. Caen, France.Dahlia flowers on street garden. Caen, France.Louis XIV as Roman Emperor statue by Louis Petitot on place Saint-Sauveur. Caen, France.Pedestrian garden through center of Caen. Caen, France.
Pedestrian garden through center of Caen. Caen, France.Dahlia flowers on street garden. Caen, France.Louis XIV as Roman Emperor statue (1828) by Louis Petitot on place Saint-Sauveur. Caen, France.Pedestrian garden through center of Caen. Caen, France.
Caen streetscape. Caen, France.Heritage bookstore facade. Caen, France.Old St Saviour's Church. Caen, France.Sundials on tower facade of Old St Saviour's Church. Caen, France.
Caen streetscape. Caen, France.Heritage bookstore facade. Caen, France.Old St Saviour's Church (Vieux-Saint-Sauveur) (mid 16thC). Caen, France.Sundials on tower facade of Old St Saviour's Church. Caen, France.
Design elements of Old St Saviour's Church. Caen, France.St Peter's Catholic Church. Caen, France.St Peter's Catholic Church seen through arch of Caen Castle. Caen, France.Half-timbered house on St-Pierre Street. Caen, France.
Design elements of Old St Saviour's Church. Caen, France.St Peter's Catholic Church (13thC). Caen, France.St Peter's Catholic Church (13thC) seen through arch of Caen Castle. Caen, France.Half-timbered house (16thC) on St-Pierre Street. Caen, France.
Carving detail of window on half-timbered house on St-Pierre Street. Caen, France.Carving detail of facade on half-timbered house on St-Pierre Street. Caen, France.Half-timbered house on St-Pierre Street with spire of St Sauveur church beyond. Caen, France.Trolley passes Caen Castle. Caen, France.
Carving detail of window on half-timbered house (16thC) on St-Pierre Street. Caen, France.Carving detail of facade on half-timbered house (16thC) on St-Pierre Street. Caen, France.Half-timbered house (16thC) on St-Pierre Street with spire of St Sauveur church beyond. Caen, France.Trolley passes Caen Castle. Caen, France.
Defensive walls of Caen Castle. Caen, France.Flags above Caen Castle. Caen, France.Draw bridge of Caen Castle. Caen, France.Grounds of Caen Castle with St George's Church. Caen, France.
Defensive walls of Caen Castle. Caen, France.Flags above Caen Castle. Caen, France.Draw bridge of Caen Castle. Caen, France.Grounds of Caen Castle with St George's Church. Caen, France.
St George's Church at Caen Castle. Caen, France.St George's Church Gothic entrance at Caen Castle. Caen, France.Caen Museum of Fine Arts encompassed by walls of Caen Castle. Caen, France.Museum of Normandy within Caen Castle. Caen, France.
St George's Church (11th-15thC) at Caen Castle. Caen, France.St George's Church Gothic entrance at Caen Castle. Caen, France.Caen Museum of Fine Arts (Musée des Beaux-Arts) encompassed by walls of Caen Castle. Caen, France. Museum of Normandy (Musée de Normandie) within Caen Castle. Caen, France.
Caen Memorial. Caen, France.


Caen Memorial (1989). Caen, France. Architect: Jacques Millet.



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