Caen has some excellent boutique-lined shopping streets, including boulevard du Maréchal-Leclerc, rue St-Pierre, and rue de Strasbourg. Antiques hunters should check out the shops along rue Ecuyère. The market at place Courtonne on Sunday morning sells secondhand goods.

For foodie souvenirs, Chocolaterie Charlotte Corday, 114 rue St-Jean (tel. 02-31-86-33-25), has an irresistible collection of chocolate and other sweet goodies. Cheese-lovers can taste before they buy at the bar à fromages and boutique at Fromagerie Conquérant, 27 rue Guillaume le Conquérant (; tel. 02-50-65-47-33).

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