Caen Ferry Port lies in the small port town of Ouistreham which is at the mouth of Canal de Caen à la Mer (Canal of Caen). This canal is made up of a group of quays and docks and connects the port of Caen to the city of Caen flowing downstream to the town of Ouistreham and the English Channel. Caen offers quick and regular crossings to the United Kingdom and all these ferries can be booked through AFerry.co.uk.
Caen Ferry port has facilities such as Cafeteria and bar, toilets, Bureau de change, services for disabled, a shuttle service for foot passengers to transport them to and from the terminal to the ships arrivals and departures and a pay phone. All of these facilities are open for all the sailings and during the weekends.
Parking facilities are available outside the passenger terminal and the maximum stay is up to 72 hours. There is no charge for parking but the vehicles are left at owner's risk.
The port is just 15 Kilometres or 7 miles to the north of Caen city accessed via fast dual carriageway. From Paris, take the A13 ROUEN/CAEN motorway, and then follow signs to Ouistreham/Car ferry. N175 connects Mont St Michel and Brittany to Caen and N13 connects Bayeux and Cherbourg to Caen. N158 leads to Caen from Le Mans and Loire Valley.
The nearest railway station is in Caen, just 18 km from the ferry port. You can take the train from Gare St - Lazare, Paris to Caen. SNCF operates services to Caen.
Caen is the capital of Lower Normandy and lays between two rivers the Orne and the Odon. Caen was one of the many cities to suffer the ill-effects of World War II.
The city was bombed on D-Day and is said to have burned for a week before being liberated. The damage was on a grand scale and the only vestiges of the past to remain were the ramparts of the Chateau and the two great abbeys. These were built by William the Conqueror when he founded the City in the 11th Century.
The beaches are the sites of D-Day landings and some of the best to visit are Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches (northeast of Bayeux) and Pointe du Hoc on Omaha Beach. Caen has excellent shopping facilities and many other historic places to visit.