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Cheap flights to Caen, France

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Are there currently restrictions on travel to Caen related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Caen along with the rest of France. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: France has begun to ease its travel restrictions. As well as travelers arriving from states in the wider European area (EU, UK, Andorra, Vatican City, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland), travelers may now enter France from Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay without any requirement to self-isolate, or to demonstrate their travel is essential. However, travelers will need to complete a ‘sworn statement’ (déclaration sur l’honneur) form self-certifying they are not suffering from symptoms associated with COVID-19 and have not been in contact with confirmed cases in the preceding fortnight. This is available in English on the site of the French Embassy London. Foreign travelers who are not nationals of the above countries or arriving from one of the above countries are still restricted from entering France. Exemptions exist for spouses and children of French nationals, long-term residents with French residence permits and their spouses and children, long-term residents of EEA Member States, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, the United Kingdom or the Vatican City and their spouses and children on their way home, and healthcare professionals. Airline crew, personnel of diplomatic and consular missions and international organizations with offices in France and their spouses and children, and merchant seamen may also still enter. Mask wearing is obligatory for all travelers above the age of 11. Travelers arriving from outside of the countries listed above must have an International Travel Certificate to enter and transit France, showing that their travel is of an "essential" nature. This must be obtained prior to departure via the French consular offices abroad or online at https://www.interieur.gouv.fr. Travelers flying to airports in France from such areas will also be required to take a PCR test. They may either provide a negative test result taken less than 72 hours before departure. Whether this test is recommended or obligatory depends on the category your country of departure falls in to: Category 1 countries: For travelers from Bahrain, Panama, the UAE and the USA. Boarding will be refused if a negative COVID-19 test result is not presented. Those departing the US who have taken a test but do not yet have a result will be able to board with a consular ‘laissez-passer’ on condition they re-take a test on arrival. Category 2 countries: For travelers from Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Costa-Rica, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, India , Israel, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Maldives, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Occupied Palestinian territories, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Serbia, South Africa and Turkey. Travelers are strongly recommended to take a test in the 72 hours prior to departure but can opt to take a test on arrival instead. Those refusing to take a test on arrival will be subject to quarantine. Arrivals from countries not named above will be invited to present negative test results taken 72 hours prior to departure or may opt to take a test on arrival. They will be invited to quarantine if they do not do so. There are special regulations for travelers transiting through France to return to their country of residence. Only direct transit to reach your country of residence is permitted. Transiting travelers may not leave the international zone and will not be admitted to France. Luggage must be checked through to the final destination, and travelers will not be permitted to leave the international zone to collect and recheck baggage. The duration of transit must be less than 24 hours. For travel to French Overseas Territories, please check the restrictions specific to the territory you're interested in visiting.. If you are looking to book a trip to Caen and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about traveling during COVID-19.

When is the best time to fly to Caen?

The mild climate, with average yearly temperatures between 7-15°C, makes Caen a popular tourist destination all year round.

The warmest months for exploring the city comfortably on foot are May to October. During this time the temperature ranges from 9-22°C, with July and August being the hottest months. Accommodation rates and flights to Caen will be more expensive over this period, especially when the schools are on summer holiday in July and August. The town will also be at its most crowded.

Booking a flight to Caen during early June will allow visitors to see the anniversary celebrations of the D-Day landings, which take place in Caen and on the Normandy beaches. Another part of the celebrations is the Freedom Races which attract participants from all over the world.

If you would prefer to take in the sights when they are a little less busy then spring and autumn can be great times to visit, as the area is not inundated with tourists and visitors can also see the foliage blossoming or changing colour. Late spring and the beginning of autumn are particularly nice due to pleasant temperatures.

Winter in Caen is wet, which is off-putting to most tourists. If you’re happy to dodge the rain then this is the ideal time to look for cheap flights to Caen and lower room rates. Keep in mind airfares and accommodation prices can see an increase around Christmas and New Year. If you do visit during the festive period, head over to the Place de la Theatre, which hosts a large Christmas market during December.

Caen overview

The imposing Norman town of Caen is one of Normandy’s most important cities. The home town of William the Conqueror, Caen was also vital in the Normandy landings of D-Day that brought the Second World War to an end. Of course, many visitors take flights to Caen to visit and commemorate its place in the D-Day landings. Reminders of this are the Memorial Museum and the Grand Bunker – Atlantic Wall Museum. The Normandy Beaches are also just a short distance away.

After your flight to Caen, you can wander through the town’s narrow streets which open suddenly onto tranquil parks and gardens and onto the marina, which the town huddles around. Explore the historic buildings, which were built from locally quarried cream limestone which complements their architecture.

Sitting on the rivers Orne and Odon, the university city of Caen has plenty to see and do during the day and a lively nightlife. Whilst you are here, stock up on some Normandy specialities like the Calvados brandy and their regional cheeses. Visit Caen Castle, started by William the Conqueror, and see both the Musee des Beaux-Arts and the Musee de Normandie. The former displays paintings from the 15th century to the present day and the latter contains the local history of Caen and Normandy, including a display of bridal wear and furniture. The castle is also a great sight, with its two huge walls which surround the inner buildings and two main gateways which guard the entrance. From the ramparts you can see over the Normandy countryside.

In contrast to the stern Norman architecture of the castle complex are the soaring Romanesque spires of the Abbaye-aux-Hommes and the Abbaye-aux-Dames, built by William and his wife, Matilda. Younger visitors will have a great day out at the Parc Festyland, with its themed areas such as the Middles Ages, Vikings and Pirates.

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Getting around Caen

Caen has an extensive, reasonably priced bus service, two tram lines and a new, experimental ‘guided bus’ system. The tourist information office is able to provide maps self-guided walking tours taking in the Norman history and architecture. There are also guided tours of Caen, nearby Bayeux and the Normandy beaches.

Getting from the Airport to the City

Caen la Mer Airport or Aéroport de Caen la Mer (CFR) is located in Carpiquet, which is 4 miles (6 km) away from Caen. From here you can rent a car or take a taxi into the city centre.

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