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Maisons a Pans de Bois

52 rue Saint Pierre, 14000 Caen, France
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Architectural gem in a concrete jungle

Two adjoining buildings which somehow survived the devastation of the city, worth a glance as you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hornado
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Striking contrast to current buildings

Considering how much of Caen was lost during the war, it is still striking each time we see these... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
dragonflytw65
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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2 Apr 2018
“Striking contrast to current buildings ”
1 week ago
“Architectural gem in a concrete jungle”
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52 rue Saint Pierre, 14000 Caen, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Two adjoining buildings which somehow survived the devastation of the city, worth a glance as you pass by, only really notable as so little else survives. The city had to be largely rebuilt after the war, so they have quite some excuse, but this just...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Considering how much of Caen was lost during the war, it is still striking each time we see these homes and the contrast of the modern shops and shopping street below. Locals likely don’t notice them anymore, but they helped us imagine what the whole...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

We were in Caen and while touring saw these extremely old buildings. The wooden architecture is most amazing.

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Reviewed 8 September 2016

This timber-framed building is much more impressive than La Maison des Quatrans. The wooden construction with wood carving ornaments are simply unique!

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Reviewed 15 August 2016

These houses are one of the oldest of Caen. When we were here last week the left house was under construction behind scaffold,ing. The other one was still visible and very impressive. the woodwork is really nice. There is no entrance to visit the houses,...More

Thank J. v
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

It's not easy to miss these houses, as they are right next to the Chateau de Caen. They are the oldest houses in the city, and there's a plaque nearby explaining the history. However, there's not much to see besides to take a quick picture.

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Reviewed 24 March 2016

It will take you 2 minutes, but take the time to look for these houses from another time. So beautiful and rare.

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Reviewed 1 January 2016

If you are walking around the city, it is nice to see, maybe stop take a picture and voila.. but it is not worth going to Caen just to see this facade. If you happen to see it, good, if not, you will miss nothing...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2015

Taking into account the WW2 history of this city coming across these buildings was a reward in itself. Taken out of Caen they may be considered unremarkable. Worthy of a small detour.

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Reviewed 14 September 2015

Two houses built entirely of wood and well maintained. They are located in the city center and you can take a look while wandering around town.

Thank NenaIT
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