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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 with Optional Audio Guide
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D-Day Tour Including Guided Visit of the Mémorial de Caen Museum, Lunch and...
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Mémorial de Caen Museum Admission and Guided Tour of D-Day Sites from Caen

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I have been a closet history buff ever since I was a kid. This memorial was a #2 highlight of my trip to Normandy. The displays, stories and artifacts were amazing. This is a must... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Prince Rupert
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been a closet history buff ever since I was a kid. This memorial was a #2 highlight of my trip to Normandy. The displays, stories and artifacts were amazing. This is a must see if you have the slightest interest in History. Try and get on a van tour they are kind of quick and they only give... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

plenty of subjects to see, a large area to visit, outside in spring or summer is a garden called "la colline aux oiseaux" which is a rose garden to rest a bit in between the visit of the memorial, interesting for old people because they lived during the war and interesting for teen or young from 8 to understand how... More 

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Clermont-ferrand, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was hesitating to go as I am not too fan of war museum. I took the audio guide. It was super interesting. It took us approximately 3 hours to do the full war museum. Movie was not super but ok. I would strongly recommend

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never before have I come across a more comprehensive history of WW2, it really gives you a full and broad perspective of the events leading up to it, life during for both soldiers and civilians and the aftermath. An incredibly humbling experience, you truly see both the very best and worst of humanity. Ear-mark a full day for this though,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The memorial of Caen was very impressing to see. If you are interested in history and especially these events it is a must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

First time 2013 Our then 14 year old son gave us the gift of wishing to follow the path of US Troop EASY COMPANY. Since we stayed in Caen, we took the opportunity to see the Memorial Exhibitions at the Pease museum. Our teens (13year daughter) whispered and shushed us if we talked. This to mansion that it takes a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

This is an exceptional museum showcasing the WW II years. Presentation of multiple aspects of the war years is extremely well done. Don't miss it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

My 81 year old Dad and I visited on a day tour from Paris. We enjoyed the time we had here, but needed at least 2 more hours to see it adequately. Next time I will stay in the area so I can take my time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We took a family of 7 here as a last minute change in our plans as we messed up the scheduled trip to Normandy the day prior. I actually thought that my young children would be bored. They were not. Both moms in their 80's really appreciated reliving world events during their youth even though it was a horrific time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

You should visit Caen on the sole reason just to take two days and visit this museum. This was one of the best values I've ever invested in, I learned so very much from not only a French perspective, but also American and Canadian sides as well. This place tells the story of the war that I have never experienced... More 

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