We provide you with a whole fleet of well-maintained and comfortable vehicles. Equipped with options and services according to your requests, you will have a wide choice according to your needs. In addition, the driver in charge of your transfer from Orly Airport will make it a point of honor to be punctual. We make sure you are on time for your trips to Caen.
Destinations from Orly airport to the best attractions in the region
With us, you will enjoy optimal quality service thanks to our superior quality vehicles and our experienced drivers.
Enjoy a transfer at your own pace to Caen with one of our professional drivers.
The journey between Orly Airport and Caen can be done by private car or van if you want to discover the region's must-sees with family or friends.
Book a private car service upon arrival from Charles de Gaulle airport to Caen
Caen, a city abundant in natural and cultural heritage, is renowned for its historical monuments, including the Caen Memorial, a museum and international cultural center commemorating 20th century history. Annually attracting an average of 400,000 visitors, the Caen Memorial ranks among Europe's most visited memory sites.
History of the Caen Memorial
Established as a testament to the Battle of Normandy during World War II, the Caen Memorial has become a leading reference for this pivotal historical period. Inaugurated by François Mitterrand on June 6, 1988, it was built atop an underground gallery that once housed the command post of Germany's 716th Infantry Division's commander. The museum honors the city's liberation and pays tribute to those who perished during World War II, providing insights into the war's causes and repercussions. In 2002, a new wing was added to the museum, focusing on the cultures of peace and the Cold War.
Exploring the Caen Memorial
Offering a temporary exhibition and several permanent spaces, the Caen Memorial enables history enthusiasts to delve into the heart of the Cold War in Berlin, the Normandy Landing and Battle, total war, and various perspectives capturing global events during the war period through press drawings. Audioguides available in multiple languages complement the guided tours, while maps and explanatory panels provide an in-depth look at the emergence of threats in Europe. The museum also hosts a section dedicated to the Holocaust. While our primary service transports you from the airport to the hotel, we can certainly arrange for your visit to this historical landmark.
The Castle of Caen
Located on a rocky outcrop overseeing the town of Calvados in Normandy, Château de Caen is a historical monument dating back to 1060. This vast and millennium-old European fortress is an essential stop on a visit to Caen.
The Historical Narrative of Château de Caen
The Château de Caen was constructed under the reign of Duke William the Conqueror and primarily served as a princely residence. Its importance in Anglo-Norman politics continued until 1204 when Normandy became a part of France. During the Hundred Years War, the castle was a fortress that withstood numerous sieges. From 1789 until the outset of World War II, it served as a barracks. After its destruction and subsequent rebuilding in 1944, the castle turned into an enclosure for the museums of Caen, playing a crucial role in the city's urban landscape.
Exploring the Château de Caen
The Château de Caen isn't just a historical monument; it's also a place for strolls, relaxation, celebrations, and discoveries. Within its confines, you'll find remnants of the dungeon, the Museum of Normandy - housed in the former governor's residence, various exhibition halls including the artillery rider and the Rempart rooms, and a room dedicated to the Echéquier of Normandy. Also contained within the castle's walls are the Museum of Fine Arts of Caen and the Church of St. George. For visitors exploring the city, a stroll through the garden of simples, a replica of a medieval medicinal garden, is recommended. Since 2007, various works, like Huang Yong Ping's "One Man, Nine Animals," have been installed around this monument, forming a sculpture park. To enhance your experience, we offer vehicles for 8 people for transportation.
The Museum of Normandy
The Normandy Museum, situated in Caen, Calvados department of Normandy, is a municipal museum that encapsulates the historical past of Normandy and sheds light on the lives of Normans.
History of the Normandy Museum
The museum was founded on November 1, 1946, by Georges Henri Rivière. Initially, the museum was dedicated to ethnography, but from 1968 onwards, a substantial collection from archaeological excavations was incorporated. The museum is nestled within Caen's castle. Originally, the museum, along with Caen's Museum of Fine Arts, was situated in the Men's Abbey. In 1958, Michel de Bouard decided to relocate the museum to the governors' residence. In the 1960s, several services were conducted within the building, and in December 1963, it opened its doors to the public, housing mainly 19th-century ethnographic objects.
Exploring the Normandy Museum
With over 80,000 items dating from prehistory to the 20th century, the Normandy Museum draws an increasing number of visitors each year. The museum offers a range of activities for both adults and children, including guided tours, storytelling workshops, and shows. History enthusiasts can delve deeper into Norman history with a tour of the ramparts. The museum's archaeology section exhibits various tools, skeletal remains, and other artifacts from excavations, while the ethnographic section displays clothing and farming tools from medieval and modern times. The Plant Garden and Botanical Garden of Caen, built in 1689 by Gallard de la Ducquerie, is a significant natural heritage site. The garden is home to more than 2,000 different species and numerous rare plants. If you wish to explore the city's monuments and gardens, we can provide a driver to guide you around Caen.
Stay at the Hotel Ivan Vautier in Caen
Indulge in a unique and unforgettable stay at the Ivan Vautier Hotel in Caen. Regardless of the purpose of your visit—be it a family vacation, honeymoon, business trip, or tourist excursion—the hotel promises a warm welcome and luxurious accommodations that merge comfort and quality.
A Comfortable and Pleasant Stay
Choose from a variety of rooms to suit your needs and be entranced by the comfort your selected room offers. Each room is meticulously decorated and equipped with all the necessities for a serene stay. Unwind in the hotel's spa for a true wellness retreat. The Ivan Vautier Hotel provides a sanctuary where you can fully relax and forget your worries. Benefit from a host of services designed to make your stay more convenient, including concierge services, laundry, and room service. Let the dedicated staff cater to your every need. Savor the culinary delights at the hotel's restaurant, where the team conjures up exquisite dishes. Plus, secure, free parking ensures your vehicle is safely stowed.
Ideal Location for Exploration
Your stay at the Ivan Vautier Hotel morphs into an adventure of discovery. Numerous monuments and popular attractions are in close proximity to the hotel, including Atome Game, Get Out!, Mémorial de Caen, La Colline aux Oiseaux, Hotel D'Escoville, and Maisons a Pans de Bois. Additionally, many restaurants such as A Contre Sens, Ju'ste Chez Moi, La Sauce est ..., La Grande Bouteille, and more are situated near the hotel. Don't wait—book your reservation now!
Stay at the Hotel Mercure Caen Center Port de Plaisance
Are you planning a stay in Port de Plaisance? Consider the Mercure Caen Centre Port de Plaisance hotel, which you can book online for a reasonable rate per night.
A stay at the Mercure Caen Centre Port de Plaisance hotel ensures a comfortable and authentic experience. The soundproofed rooms provide privacy, and personal air conditioning guarantees your comfort. Daily cleaning service allows you to relax and not worry about housekeeping. Each room is equipped with a private bathroom, shower and bathtub, a flat-screen TV, a telephone, and a wardrobe. As a 4-star establishment, all rooms are non-smoking for your convenience.
Ideal for Family Trips
Perfect for family outings, the hotel allows pets and even offers child-specific TV channels. Baby high chairs are available upon request. Make use of the concierge service to organize your stay in Port de Plaisance and ensure you don't miss any local cultural events. Additionally, from the beginning of your trip until your departure day, take advantage of our chauffeured van transfer service from Paris CDG airport to Caen. Simply confirm your arrival and departure times at the reception to avail of this service.
Van service from Paris CDG airport to the city of Caen
Caen, a town in Normandy, north-west France, has several notable landmarks within its reach. The Eugène Boudin Museum is approximately 64.5 km away, while the Naturospace Honfleur is slightly further at 65.8 km. As for major airports, Orly Airport is 247.1 km distant, and Charles De Gaulle Airport is slightly further at 255.8 km from the town.