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Memorial of Caen

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Address: Esplanade General Eisenhower | CS 55026, 14050 Caen, France
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+33 2 31 06 06 45
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From the origins of the Second World War to the fall of the Berlin Wall,...

From the origins of the Second World War to the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Mémorial de Caen tells you the story of the XXth century.

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Mémorial de Caen Museum Admission and Guided Tour of D-Day Sites from Caen

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Impressive memorial center, must see

There must be an American influence in this memorial because the French couldn't have pulled this off themselves :-) It is a fantastic museum! definitely recommend the audio... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There must be an American influence in this memorial because the French couldn't have pulled this off themselves :-) It is a fantastic museum! definitely recommend the audio tour. Gives additional insight. A must see!

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Birmingham
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum is really fantastic but you do need to spend at least 4 hours there if not longer. We came last year and only managed the largest exhibition at a speed Be aware it doesn't pull punches - there are parts which showed just how horrific the 2nd World War was - if you take time to read the... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited here with wife and kids in Easter Hols. Very busy with school groups but this didn't affect our trip too significantly other than on occasion a tour guide would suddenly stop in front of you and then 30 kids would rock up. Lots and lots to see including a walk through the underground bunker where the Nazis organised their... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is such a good museum and you will be tempted to spend half a day there.... and that's just in the pre-war side of the building!! Will require most of a day to visit the post / Cold War exhibits. Great photographs and especially video footage to help you with what you will see when you visit the beaches.... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Caen Peace Memorial was quite a surprise. It includes excellent displays and the film, which plays at regular intervals, is not to be missed.

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Milwaukee
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a good tribute and has some good exhibits. The grounds of this memorial are very nice. There are other museums in Normandy that are better but this is worth a stop if you are in the area. The cafeteria offers very good food.

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London
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was on my to do list and I am glad I visited the memorial. It is very informative especially around the run up to WW2 in both Europe and America. The visuals supported by narrative really hits the mark. The Normandy landings were explained very well including the short film. It takes about 2-3 hours to complete.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Expensive but worth it - history of WWII and in particular the battle of Normandy carefully arranged including the most gruesome aspects of war. Very informative and a great lesson of history. Must see.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This memorial is a walk through, in which the visitor begins at the top ramp and descends slowly into the bowels of WWII. This and the audio-visuals impart a sense of the terror of this war, and the suffering and loss of life. The vignettes are composed of authentic pieces. There are even two pieces of the Berlin wall.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has some unique exhibits but we saw better ones that were closer to the beaches. We'd skip this and go straight out to the battlefields. Lots more to see out there.

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