Caen is a city in the North West of France.
It is the Prefecture of the French Department Calvados (14).
Caen is part of the region Normandie / Normandy
and lies a few km south of la Manche / English Channel
where are located the WW2
Allied landing beaches
Utah Beach, Omaha Beach,
Gold Beach, Juno Beach and Sword Beach.
A ferry beaot leaving from Ouistreham
connects the city to Portsmouth / England
It takes 2 h30 to drive from Caen to Paris.