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Caen with a Viking specialist

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 29 reviews.Caen, France

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Experience hosted by Laurence

2 hours
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English, French

What you'll do

Meeting point inside the the castle of Caen.Then you will embrace the city at a glance and we will walk to the Ladies Abbey through the neighborhood of Vaugueux. Then we will go down to the port and the old streets of Caen and the beautiful Place St Sauveur. Finally we will join the town hall and the Men Abbey. I can then make you discover some good addresses according to your wishes!

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From €28
/ person
Fri, Oct 23
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
€28 per person
€28 per person
Sat, Oct 31
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
€28 per person
€28 per person
Availability for this experience is rare.

Meet your host, Laurence

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 29 Reviews
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I am a doctor of Scandinavian studies (PhD) from Paris Sorbonne University and the only guide of Caen specialist of the Viking world. You will follow me in the city of William the Conqueror, rich of a castle and two abbeys and I will tell you the history of Normandy, invasions of the "men of the North" to the landing, mixing History, small stories and anecdotes that I heard from my grandparents who experienced the bombings and the exodus in June 1944.
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Where you'll be

I have developed a circuit to show you the different faces of the city by going from one eraa to another and making you discover places with anecdotes.

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 29 reviews.

Clotilde
August 2020
Visite très enrichissante, ponctuée d'anecdotes et de petites histoires, rendant la visite des lieux plus vivantes. Narration captivante et accessible à tous. Merci à Laurence pour cette expérience.
Anne
August 2020
Laurence est passionnée et passionnante. Une très belle découverte de la ville et de son histoire, à recommander sans hésitation !
Corinne
August 2020
On pourrait croire que Caen a peu à offrir, après avori été bombardée si tragiquement pendant la 2nde guerre. Pourtant, les vestiges sont bien là, et son histoire se laisse conter grâce à Laurence, qui sait rendre sa ville attachante et passionante. Un beau parcours à travers les siècles, à la suite de Guillaume le Conquérant.
On pourrait croire que Caen a peu à offrir, après avori été bombardée si tragiquement pendant la 2nde guerre. Pourtant, les vestiges sont bien là, et son histoire se laisse conter…
Fabienne
August 2020
Une visite très agréable avec Laurence qui connaît intimement la ville la région et l’histoire de Caen, elle nous a fait partager sa passion des vikings.
Stewart
August 2020
Laurence Was an excellent tour guide and had an amazing depth of knowledge, she taught us everything from the Vikings to the Canadians liberating Caen. Highly recommended Laurence to anyone who wants to learn more and explore Caen, we could not have done this and learnt so much on our own
Laurence Was an excellent tour guide and had an amazing depth of knowledge, she taught us everything from the Vikings to the Canadians liberating Caen. Highly recommended Laurenc…
Bettina
August 2020
Sehr umfangreich und super in englischer Sprache. Können wir unbedingt empfehlen. Auf Anfrage ob die Führung in englischer Sprache stattfinden kann, hat Laurence sofort zugesagt. Dankeschön

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

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Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests of all ages can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Bring comfortable shoes and an umbrella if necessary! We are in Normandy. :)
Free for children up to 12 years old.
If a date you'd like to book is not on the calendar, don't hesitate to ask me.
Please contact me before booking a tour you'd like to have in english!