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.