Products for schools

With a thousand-year history, from William the Conqueror to the Battle of Normandy, Caen represents a major centre of interest for schools. As well as the classic or themed guided tours, we will be happy to inform you about all the specific products suitable for educational projects, or simply help you organise a school trip to Caen.


Children’s discovery trails « Caen Conquest » (1hr30)

Equipped with a little booklet, children can set off on a fun exploration of the city heritage and history independently.
The questions are meant to develop their observation and orientation senses, combined with reading, counting and drawing…
Parents are naturally warmly invited to take part as well.
If children get the questions right, they’ll get a free gift (1 gift per booklet).
Two booklets on sale all year long : «Storming the castle !» ( 2 levels for children aged 4 to 7, and 7 to 13) and «Discovering Caen» (for children aged 7 to 13).
Rates: 2.50 € per booklet (1hr30mn), for children from 4 to 13 years old.


Visit of Caen-Ouistreham port (2hrs)

Caen is linked to the sea by its canal.
Why not set off on a tour of this blossoming port-side area, which is part of the changing urban and outlying face of Caen. Through this unique and enriching visit, you’ll see the whole of this site and its activities from an economic perspective (shipyards, marina, cross-Channel) and gain an insight into its history, tied in with the city’s own, from the Middle Ages to the present day.
Organised together with the Caen Chamber of Commerce and Industry.


Offers from our partners

Throughout this site, you’ll find service providers who can arrange activities and tours tailored to suit the needs of school parties :

Patrimoine historique et culturel


Patrimoine naturel


Sortie ludique

To find out details of all the of fers aimed at school parties, please take a look at the educational activity guide, which lists a huge range of activities categorised under a range of diverse and varied themes (only in French).


In Caen there are a number of picnic areas, the main ones being the following :

Some hotel and restaurant owners can prepare packed lunches for you.


Group accomodation

Institut Lemonnier
60 Rue d’Hérouville - BP 269 - 14013 CAEN Cedex 01
Tél. : +33 (0)2 31 46 72 00 - Fax : +33 (0)6 46 64 17 49 - E-mail :


Accommodation facilities open on weekends and French school holidays for groups from 40 persons.
Capacity of 280 beds (340 during summer).
Food : takeaway meals or meals served in our dining room (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
Equiped conference room (up to 100 persons).
Accomodation rates : night from 17 € and full board from 39 € /day. Additional fee is asked for central heating in winter.
Free coaches park.