Normandy Sights

Hôtel d'Escoville

  • Pl. St-Pierre Map It
  • Caen
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 06/25/2015

Fodor's Review

A good place to begin exploring Caen is the Hôtel d'Escoville, a stately mansion in the city center built by wealthy merchant Nicolas Le Valois d'Escoville in the 1530s. The building was badly damaged during the war but has since been restored; the austere facade conceals an elaborate inner courtyard, reflecting the Italian influence on early Renaissance Norman architecture. The on-site city tourist office is an excellent resource.

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Pl. St-Pierre, Caen, 14000, France

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/02–31–27–14–14-tourist office

Published 06/25/2015


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