Caen Carpiquet Airport is situated a little under 10 kilometres from Caen city centre. Visitors have several options to reach the city from the airport, including taxi and shuttle service. Visitors who would like to rent a car will find adequate services within the terminal itself. Airlines such as Flybe, Air France, Hop!, Chal' Air and Volotea offer flights to Caen from destinations such as London (Southend Airport), Paris (Orly Airport), Lyon (St. Exupery), and Nice (Cote D Azur Airport).
This thousand year old city, which was heavily damaged during the Second World War before being rebuilt, features many monuments related to the War. These include the Juno Centre, dedicated to Canadian armed forces lost in the war, or the Caen Memorial built to commemorate the Allied landing at Normandy. William the Conqueror built many of the old, most visited monuments in the city, from the Abbeye Aux Dames to the Abbaye Aux Hommes, and the Caen Castle, which houses a museum and church. The Botanical Gardens are renowned for their varied plant specimens from all corners of the world. The Normandy region is famed for its beaches and woods, and offers many opportunities for outdoor activities, ranging from water sports to fishing and nature walks.