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Caen Ferry Port is actually one of the newest ports located on the English Channel. It is located in Normandy, and it is only a few miles away from Brittany. Other cities like Paris, Angers, and Mont St. Michel are within 300 km of the Port itself, making it a great place to arrive if you’re going to travel to France.
Shopping is a big deal in France, and you will find that there are a lot of stores for you to enjoy in and around Caen. There are a variety of markets (Farmer’s markets and such) that are located within a short walk, and are open daily. A little further into town, you fill find the Cote de Nacre, the Saint Clair, the Centre Paul Doumer, and the Mondeville, all of which are outlet shopping centers.
If you’re looking to enjoy some delicious cuisine, whether casual or fancy, Caen has a lot of choose from. The Tim Sam is a Vietnamese restaurant that is well loved by locals and tourists. You can also check out the A Contre Sens (French), Le Bouchon du Vaugeux (French), La Cave a Huitres (seafood), or the Bistrot du Pere Tranquille (French casual). These, and more, are within a short drive of the port, allowing you to go there and back within a short period of time.
For local attractions, you have a lot to choose from. If you enjoy medieval history, the Chateau de Caen is one of the largest castles on the entire continent. You can pay respects to William the Conquerer at the Abbaye aux Hommes (his burial place), or you can take a look at the various museums that have recorded French history. If you love nature, you can go to the Normandy Beaches, either on your own or with a guide.
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