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Memorial of Caen

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Address: Esplanade General Eisenhower | CS 55026, 14050 Caen, France
Phone Number: +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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The memorial gives a clear overview of the D-day activities. It is a good way to start visiting the D-day beaches and other museums

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The memorial gives a clear overview of the D-day activities. It is a good way to start visiting the D-day beaches and other museums

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a great museum for examining the history of World War II. We have also joined a D-Day-Tour which was just simply great.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best WWII museum in the area. Plan to spend an entire day, if not two. The audio tour is thorough to say the least.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The number of WW2 related museums, tours and sites in Normandy is overwhelming. In hindsight, I am very happy we chose this one. The Memorial of Caen has excellent exhibitions which were very moving and fascinating for me and my husband and teen age son, who are both real WW2 buffs. The exhibition starts well before the war explaining how... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on a tour, so we didn't get to see as much as we would of liked to see, but it's a well thought out memorial to D-Day. If you are a real history buff you may want to drive or take a train from Paris to get there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I strongly recommend this place as part of a visit to Normandy. It takes at least a couple of hours to do it justice. And it talks about all the victims of war in a sympathetic manner. Interesting for adults and children.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fantastic exhibition ... you need hours and hours here. I booked on an afternoon tour of the beaches, in a mini van with a guide. Mario our guide was fantastic .... super knowledgable, and funny ... he speaks about 4 languages and knows heaps of history ! A good tour guide brings the history to life .... Mario was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I took the train from Paris and stayed the night in Caen. We visited the Memorial of Caen before taking a D-Day guided tour. The Memorial was one of the high lights of our trip to France. As a Historian, I found it to be quite accurate and interesting. I would recommend that you give yourself a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Memorial to D-Day actually details global events leading to WW2 through the war to D-Day then gives insight into and through the Cold War. The films are amazing. The exhibits are thorough and well-done. Excellent tours (in multiple languages) are available of D-Day sites. Must-see if in Normandy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Caen Museum is a must visit for anyone interested in D-Day and WW II. To fully take in what the museum has to offer, one should allot at least one day or parts of two days. The presentation on the Normandy invasion is excellent as is the section on the lead-up to WW II. There is not much around... More 

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