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Musee du Debarquement no. 4 Commando

Place Alfred Thomas, 14150 Ouistreham, France
+33 2 31 96 63 10
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Small but Disappointing

Having studied the Commandos from an early age I specifically drove to the town from Utah to visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James_Scic
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Something not to miss

There are a very great number of museums in this part of France so the standard of the smaller ones... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
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Place Alfred Thomas, 14150 Ouistreham, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having studied the Commandos from an early age I specifically drove to the town from Utah to visit this after overlooking it on my initial planning. Sadly I was very disappointed considering it is relatively expensive when compared to the multitude of other museums. Whilst...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

There are a very great number of museums in this part of France so the standard of the smaller ones has to be high. The No.4 commando is one of them. That said it is specialised to the No.4 commando unit and is therefore of...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2018

The personal experiences of the French men of no 4 Commando were very moving, and the film is well worth staying for.

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Excellent small museum with a very good film of the training of the commandos and their return to France with some moving images. Subtitles. Lots of items on display - they cram a lot in the limited space in this traditional museum.

Thank Alan S
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Documenhts the landing logistics very well. A definite stop as part of your D Day landings tour. Good show pieces and props. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

A small Museum with plenty of exhibits. Well worth a visit. Many photos and many exhibits. Understandably, the exhibit wordings are in French David r NZ

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

This is a small museum, focusing on the French commandos who took place in the attack on Ouistreham. The highlights are the film about this, and the excellent models which show the layout of German defences. The other exhibits are large collections of the normal...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2017

Rather small but interesting to visit, Beside a DVD running permanently about the French Green Berets, you have plenty of pictures and maquettes referring to D-day. Most interesting are the 3 displays showing war artifacts (guns, costumes, phones,...) of the US-British and German armies.

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Small museum but punchy for its size, interesting artefacts and stories. Really enjoyed the dioramas.

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Reviewed 6 April 2017

Located close to the beach in Ouistreham this small museum is a tribute to the small (177) group of French Commandos who returned on D-day to help liberate France. The story is well told in a fascinating half-hour film plus numerous exhibits on display.

Thank MartinJL
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Barbara C
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Response from Mandy S | Reviewed this property |
Their web site says it opens from 15/03/2016 until 31/10/2016 Open every day from 10:30-13:00 - 13:30-18:30
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