About This Listing
You will find a confortable and charming flat of 105 square meters! Everything has been planned to facilitate your daily life in this family flat. Situated near the Caen Memorial in the heart of the green areas of Caen.
5 minutes away from Caen second world war museum (Memorial) the flat is situated in a quiet street of the small shopping center of the Folie Couvrechef area: all facilities and shops in a kind of little peacefull island! Outside games for kids all around and nice walks if you want.
You will have at your disposal 3 bicycles for adults (+baby seat) and 1 for teenager (it is free) as you are in the greenest area of Caen. All around: the bird's hill with its artificial lake and its rosery, the Memorial's gardens, the poet's gardens...Wether you are here as a visitor or working you will appreciate the peacefull environment and our confortable and welcoming flat.
This is a 3 bedroom flat of 105 sqm with a mezzanine provided with sofabed which serves as 4rth bedroom if needed with its half bathroom nearby. There is a spacious bathroom and a nice living room with a great modern kitchen: you will have both independence and conviviality. The flat is completely equiped so you just have to bring your personal effects. Wifi connection and a few family games will make your stay even more enjoyable.
Go out to the balcony and enjoy the vue: if you are lucky you will see a rainbow as on the picture or a nice sunset!
Within a 5 or 10 minutes you have access to the town center driving through the avenue of Courseulles. Visit the Castle and have a quick look to our beautiful city hall. Shopping and numorous cultural activities. Then you can taste the specialities from Normandie at quai Vendoeuvre in front of Bassin Saint Pierre which is our Marina or in the Vaugueux Street (close to "tour Leroy" and Castle)
If you do not have a car, it is not a problem as you just have to cross the Würzburg place to find the bus station (lines 2,14 and 18 ). The immediate access to the ring of Caen will also facilitate the drives to the normandy landing beaches.
Caen Carpiquet airport is situated at 10 minutes by car. Also 10 minutes away from the railway station (Caen Rives de L'Orne).
Wellcome in Caen and have a great time in Normandy!
Guests will have access to the entire flat of course. Easy check in, easy check out.
Interaction with Guests
I wellcome my guests personnaly in 95 % of the cases. I show them the flat and explain quickly the use of household appliances and show them the place. I try to facilitate their stay providing the information they need and put different guidebooks and maps at their disposal.
In most cases, people can leave on their own leaving the keys inside the flat. In case the flat is not available for the wished dates, send a message : I can probably offer you another location.
I appreciate all facilities in this quiet area of Caen. I love the gardens around and the proximity of the Memorial.
By car, take rue des acadiens and go to the very end: you can park on the free parking.
By bus with lines 2, 14 and 18 within 200 meters. .A bit further other bus line 10 and Tramway station Caen Cote de Nacre or Calvaire Saint Pierre.
The flat is situated 10 minutes away from Train Station and Airport Caen Carpiquet. Also 10 mn away from Caen Parc Expo and Centre des Congès.
Other Things to Note
Equipment for baby: little bed, high chair, babyseat for one of the bikes, stroller
Smokers are invited to smoke on the balcony.
Arrival and departure time is very flexible as long as you inform me by phone or sms. The best way is to give me first an approximate time and then 45 minutes before you arrive you confirm again.
Thank you very much! Wishing you wonderfull stay in Caen...
Marie was very welcoming and has a great set of guide books for the Normandy area. We were very pleased with our stay and her apartment!
Location, size and Marie's hospitality is what I liked about this listing.
20 minute walk to the Mémorial de Caen
30 minute drive to the Normandy Amarican Cemetery at Omaha Beach
We did both in one day but I suggest 2 days
The apartment is large and can easily fit 5 or 6 adults and 2 kids. The bathroom layout is a little weird as mentioned in another review. It is an older apartment and does have a distinct smell but it's not to bad and you get pass it quickly. For the size the appt is well worth the price.
Marie has a guide that she made with recommendations for food and site seeing. She is a really good host.
If I were going back there with a large group I would book again.
Thanks Rick for the review. You'll be always wellcome.
I just want to precise that the distance from the flat to the Memorial door to door is 7 minutes normal walk (cross Wuerzburg Place, turn right, at bakery take the nice allee Claude Hettier and you are there) : if you are accompanied by small children or elderly people count at least the doble, if you make a stop at the wonderful boulangerie at beginning of the allée, then do not count :)
Maria was wonderfully welcoming. She was there at our arrival and made sure that we had everything that we needed and we knew where everything was located.
She even had extra pantry supplies that she made sure that we knew we could use.
Thanks Kathy. I take the opportunity to tell that all shops in the street are closed on sunday afternoon and mondays. The supermarket at 100 meters distance is open other days from 08:00 to 20:00 non stop.
For bakeries when the bakery down the flat is closed on monday, the other one (la boulange) at 300 meters distance is open all day long and offers aslo hot meals at midday ....
During spring and summer, the restaurant - creperie at the colline aux oiseaux near the Memorial is open every day until 19:00.
The pizzeria with real wood owen 300 meters away from flat is open from monday to friday from 11h30 to 14h and from 18h to 21h. I hope it will help you all.
Our family of 8 stayed in this charming flat in Caen. We loved nearby stores and the ability to walk over to the war museum since we spent a whole day there. Marie was a great hostess and provided lots of information to help us on our trip.
Thanks Susan. I was very happy to welcome your nice family knowing this trip is an important moment for you all. Your father is most probably the elderly person (88 years old if I remember well) I have received in my flat and it is always hartwarming to see elderly people like him still fit to make a big trip! I wish your tour in France has been full of happiness!
Marie was amazing and the introduction to the house was excellent and very informative. She was very helpful and provided lots of advice on activities to do and places to visit. Also, her house is outstanding and very well maintained.
If we go to Caen again, we will be looking forward to stay on her place.
Marie was an excellent host! We didn't have our cell phones available to communicate the exact time of arrival for her, but happily, found her waiting for us outside the complex! We felt like we were being welcomed by a friend. Her apt was wonderful. It was plenty of space for our family of 6. She thinks of everything from an extra toothbrush if you need it to a notebook of local recommendations. We definitely would stay at her place again and would recommend it to anyone! Thanks
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About the Host, Marie
I love travelling for the beauty of the landscapes and the people I meet. It is just great when i can both dance argentine tango, my passion, and discover another country/town.
I like wellcoming people and I feel good when i know my guests are confortable and happy!
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