A city steeped in history whilst benefiting from the vibrant atmosphere of the student population, Caen is the capital of Basse-Normandie. Well-connected by ferry, Euro star and roads, Caen acts as a gateway to France that has plenty to offer in its own right.
Caen Through the Ages
Caen has come a long way since being established by William the Conqueror in the 11th century. In more recent history it played an important part in the Second World War, and has recovered itself considerably since the demolishment of the city during the 1940s.
Today, it is home to many museums and memorials commemorating the losses of the Second World War, making it an important destination for anyone with an interest in history. From the D Day beaches to the medieval castle, Caen has a wealth of historic sites as well as great places to eat and drink during your visit.
Discovering D Day and More
To make the most of a visit to the city, car hire Caen will allow you to discover the many attractions that scatter the area with ease. Pick up your Thrifty car from the railway station when you arrive and be exploring the city in no time.
Thrifty offers cheap car hire in Caen with the flexibility to only pay for what you require. So whether you want a city car for business or a vehicle to comfortably fit the whole family in, we have an option for you. Plus, we have occasional promotions and sales throughout the year to make your rental even more affordable.
Caen for Families, Couples and Business Travellers
Educate the children on a visit to France by exploring the various sites and museums in Caen. Learn a little about its medieval past with a trip to the castle and free Museum of Normandy within, before teaching them about the Second World War at the Memorial for Peace.
As a business traveler, a trip to the coast after a long day in meetings is a great way to let off some steam, whilst the city is renowned for great bars and nightlife thanks to its student population.
A gateway to the heart of France, you can learn a lot on a visit to Caen. Thrifty Caen caters to the diverse range of visitors who come to this Normandy city every year, with affordable car hire shaped around your individual requirements.
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