This historic town, which sits in Calvados country, is a pleasing mix of ancient architecture and modern culture. Start your visit by exploring the ruins of Caen Castle. Once the stronghold of William the Conqueror, it remains one of the biggest medieval castles in Europe. Within its grounds, you will find the informative Museum of Normandy. The city also makes an excellent base for taking a trip in your rent a car from Caen to the D-Day Landing Beaches with their memorials. Travelers with young families will enjoy a day trip to the Parc Festyland just a short distance from the city center. The attractive French towns of Honfleur and Rouen, as well as the rugged spectacle of Mont Saint-Michel, are all within an easy drive of Caen. Having a Sixt car rental ensures you get the most out of your visit to France.