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Studying in Caen: our 5 tips for arriving


Caen is a young, lively city. A quarter of its population are under 20 years old. Planning on studying in this city but no idea where to stay or where to go out? Nemea has some advice on how to make your arrival in Caen as a student go smoothly.


Student transport in Caen

The Twisto network provides transport for the people of Caen. You can get around the whole city by tram, bus or bicycle and even get to the beaches of Normandy.


Visit Caen in a weekend

To get to know historic Caen, we invite you to visit Caen castle and its keep, a must-see. You’ll also find various historical buildings in this district: the Eglise Saint-Georges, Logis des Gouverneurs, Salle de l’Echiquier and the Porte des Champs.


Where to go out in Caen?

As a student, you may be wondering where to find the best nightlife in your future city. If you’re looking for bars or nightclubs, Rue Écuyère is the place to be. Thursday night is student night and well worth a visit.


Where to eat in Caen?

To get to know the customs of your new host city, you have to try the culinary specialities. Caen is located in the Normandy region where there are many typical dishes. Among them, you can discover Caen tripe, Vire Andouille sausage, local cider or Calvados and last but not least, the famous Norman Camembert.

Finding student accommodation in Caen. Looking for a student flat in Caen? Nemea has university residences in the city centre of Caen. Our student accommodation is furnished and designed for student life. With Appart'Etud Nemea residences, independence is yours.

By Nahuel Pedroso - Marketing and Innovation Manager

Driven by nostalgia for my student years, I am constantly looking for information and tips to simplify students' lives. My goal is to share these discoveries to help students in their academic journey.