Favorite thing: Caen's tourist office is across the street from the church of St-Pierre in the beautiful sixteenth-century Hôtel d'Escoville at 14 place St-Pierre (July & Aug Mon-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-1pm & 2-5pm; rest of year Mon-Sat 10am-1pm & 2-6pm, Sun 10am-1pm; tel 02.31.27.14.14, www.ville-caen.fr ). For details of forthcoming events, pick up a copy of their free weekly Caen Scope . The main post office is on place Gambetta (Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 8am-noon).
Favorite thing: Also in Caen, like in Angers and in other French cities, you will see a lot of half-timbered houses like those you see here. One of them hosts the Musée de la Poste, which I didn't visit. I really like this kind of house.
Start every morning with a butter or chocolate filled croissant from the Boulangerie on Rue St Pierre- easily the best in town!
Fondest memory: Seeing the chateau every day and having a glass of Bordeaux rouge in Cafe Le broc
From Caen it is possible to visit a lot of remarkble places where the history happened.
Fondest memory: The Museum dedicated to June 6 1944 and the areas where the battles took place.