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le mancel

The castle's Restaurant

We are nestled within the  castle grounds in Caen, next door to the Fine Arts Museum  and the Museum of Normand History; just up from St Pierre’s Cathedral and the historical city center. Within our remparts, you can also visit the Ducal Palace   «  the Exchequer ».

Behind the restaurant, in the garden of the statues you can see the very original exibition « One Man, Nine Animals » by Huang Yong Ping.

The Mancel Restaurant was built in honor of Pierre Bernard Mancel, who had a famous bookshop in St Jean Street. He was a knowledgeable  book expert and book collector. Pierre Bernard Mancel howbdied in 1872,  a modest man and generous  donateur bequeathed : collections , paintings to the city of Caen including the famous Virgin and Child By van der Weyden as well as many other fine etchings which are all exposed in the Fine Arts Museum.

Opening hours

  • Wenesday – Saturday
    9h – 21h30
  • Sunday
    9h – 14h
  • Tuesday
    Group booking only

Lunch service 12h - 14h
Tea Room 15h - 19h
Dinner 19h - 21h30

Free parking in the castle
(taking the last order)


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The Mancel

The castle's restaurant