Call this unusual and ancient building home for a few days – you won’t regret it. Marvel at the antiques, spot owner Christopher’s artwork on the walls and peer out the windows to the myriad of weathered rooftops surrounding you.
Potter through the streets; spend your days gallery hopping. Visit William the Conqueror’s tomb in the inimitable Abbaye aux Hommes. There are boutiques and pretty shops aplenty, and restaurants and cafés to flop into after a day on your feet – brave diners can sample the signature dish of Tripes à la mode de Caen!
Jump into the car for 20 minutes and delve into WW2 history with cemeteries and souvenirs. Evenings can be spent sprawled back home – leaf through one of the books or gather around a board game – there is a stack to choose from.