CAEN and its surrounding region
With more than 34 000 students, Caen is a pleasant city in which to live, the different universities and colleges are situated on five campuses.
CAEN, in Normandy
Traditionally known for its history and culture, Caen is an attractive place to study, near the sea and Norman countryside, and only 2 hours from Paris.
At the heart of a metropolitan area of over 300 000 inhabitants, including 34 000 students, Caen is close to many major historical and cultural sites including the D-Day landing beaches, the Memorial for Peace and the Mont-St-Michel.
Caen is a city of innovation and challenge, committed to the high-tech industry and offering higher education and research in all the major subject areas.
Caen is an attractive city for all kinds of sporting activities (on land and water), art galleries and historical museums, as well as music festivals. The area also offers :
- theatres, concert halls, cinemas, shopping centres,
- and a football stadium–home to the Caen national League 2 team.
Swimming pools : Aquatic sports center, Chemin-Vert, Grâce de Dieu …
Stadiums : Hélitas Stadium, Venoix Velodrome Stadium, Michel d’Ornano football stadium
Sea Sports : 10 kilometres from Caen
Hiking and Mountain Bike tours : in the woods of Grimbosq – 15 km from Caen
The Port where you can find the best restaurants, bars and nightclubs
The Rue de Geôle, next to Campus 1, a 100% student atmosphere with student prices
The rue Ecuyère, street known as the most festive street of Caen
Football matches of the Caen football team at the Ornano Stadium
Caen Open Tennis tournament at the Zenith
Caen Carnival, the biggest students carnival in Europe
Running events : the Courant de la Liberté, the Rochambelle…