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Country  France
Department  Calvados
Intercommunality  Caen la Mer
Area  5.88 km²
Number of airports  1
Region  Normandy
Canton  Caen-2
Population (2008)  2,248
Local time  Saturday 9:25 PM
Arrondissement  Caen
Weather  7°C, Wind SW at 23 km/h, 81% Humidity

Carpiquet is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Caen – Carpiquet Airport is located in Carpiquet.


Map of Carpiquet, France


Carpiquet is on the western side of the Caen metropolitan area. The town is divided into four distinct areas:

  • the town centre;
  • the commercial area along the Ligne de Paris - Caen and Route nationale 13 to the north;
  • the Bellevue area to the east;
  • the Caen - Carpiquet Airport to the west.
  • History

    The Carpiquet Airport was one of the objectives of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division during the Normandy Campaign. The village was fought over between June and July 1944 in several battles, notably during the Battle for Caen. It and the airport were finally taken in early July during Operation Windsor.


  • Parc Festyland, an amusement park in Carpiquet. The park lies next to the Caen ring road and receives 110,000 visitors per year.
  • Economy

    Chalair Aviation, an airline, has its head office on the grounds of Caen – Carpiquet Airport in Carpiquet.

    Twin towns – Sister cities

    Carpiquet is twinned with:

  • North Baddesley, United Kingdom
  • References

    Carpiquet Wikipedia

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