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Caen Apartments for Rent
Modern day Caen is a thriving city set on the banks of the River Orne in the north eastern part of Normandy. Three quarters of the city was flattened during WW2 and has since seen a modern revival in the city centre whilst still keeping a historical emphasis on the city’s vibrant culture. Apartments in Caen are reasonably priced in relation to other major French cities, this means an affordable monthly rent and a low cost of living for those looking to rent a property in Caen.
Best known for its influence on European History, it is close to the D-Day beaches and is the birthplace of William the Conqueror. Modern apartment blocks have sprung up around the city meaning ample accommodation options for those looking to move here. Situated on the northern coast of Normandy, the city offers great transport links, with under a two hour journey to Paris.
More Attractive Areas for Caen Apartments
Apartments in La Prairie
The large La Prairie park and the neighbourhood surrounding it is an attractive area of Caens. Apartments in La Prairie have grown in popularity and price in recent years so those wishing to rent in La Prairie should expect competition for property and higher rent than the rest of Caen.
Dominated by the park and hugging the bank of the River Orne, La Prairie has become desirable for its natural features, geographical position and architecture. To the south of La Prairie you will find farmland and beautiful countryside whilst still not being too far outside of the city centre. Caen tends to be favoured by families and people wanting a quieter neighbourhood closer to a rural setting rather than a city centre dwelling.
Apartments in Vaugueux
Located in the north-eastern section of the centre, Vaugueux is a modern attractive neighbourhood with a higher average rent than the other neighbourhoods on this list due to its closeness to the centre and main industries of Caen. Apartments in Vaugueux are modern and spacious in comparison with other areas due to being built more recently. Predominantly apartment blocks of 20th Century design, vaugueux serves as the neighbourhood of choice for many working in the centre of the city.
Apartments in Venoix
The western quarter of Caens holds the neighbourhood of Venoix. Originally a separate municipality until 1952 and because of its independance for over 250 years, Venoix has a different vibe than the rest of Caens. Apartments in Venoix are usually modern built blocks that wide tree-lined streets and spacious parking which is a rare commodity.
Local amenities available in Venoix offer everything one would need, especially along the main high street Avenue Henry Cheron. For this reason it is easy for those living in Venoix to rarely journey into the centre of Caen, whilst those who work in central Caen can find public transports with a journey of ten minutes to the centre.
Student Accommodation in Caen
The University of Caens Normandy is a reasonably sized higher education facility with a good reputation. Student accommodation in Caen is centered around the University, with student apartment blocks nearby the main campus providing living and studying within a five minute walk of each other. Those wishing to live more of an authentic experience can choose to live in shared accommodation such as houses or flats in Caen with other students. These tend to be outside of the city centre but the rent here is much more affordable and the transport links are good.
Public Transportation in Caen
Public transportation in Caen has good links in and around the city as well as great links to the rest of France. Gare de Caen SNCF is the main railway station that will take travellers to Paris in 3 hours. Just next to the Gare de Caen is the main bus terminal of the city with lines running to most neighbourhoods in Caen. Tram lines also run throughout the city and are a popular choice for those commuting into the centre as the tram routes reach the outer-lying neighbourhoods.
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|How much does it cost to rent an apartment in Caen?|
|According to Nestpick database, the average rental price in Caen for apartments are in between 849 € and 1,000 €.|
|How big is a Caen apartment?|
|Although sizes may vary depending on your selection of bedrooms, according to Nestpick database, apartments in Caen start from 25m² and could go up to 110m².|
|How to find apartments for rent in Caen?|
|Caen's population count might make things slightly difficult for new comers to find a place when they first move in. We suggest that you use Nestpick's smart tool to look for your new home, as well as if you are a student reach out to your school's counsiling to find a rental in Caen.|
|Is rent cheap in Caen?|
|According to Nestpick database, the rent in Caen might change in between 849 € and 1,000 €. Compare to other big cities in France, rent in Caen is relatively reasonable.|
|Who can rent apartments in Caen?|
|Anyone is looking for accommodation can rent an apartment in Caen as long as they are +18 years old.|