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Memorial of Caen

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Address: Esplanade General Eisenhower | CS 55026, 14 050 Caen, France
Phone Number: 332 31 06 06 45
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Description: 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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Impressive memorial and museum of recent European history

Caen is located close to the beaches where the Allied Forces landed in June 1944 to liberate Europe from the Nazis. Therefore many cemeteries, memorials and museums can be found... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Lorrach, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Caen is located close to the beaches where the Allied Forces landed in June 1944 to liberate Europe from the Nazis. Therefore many cemeteries, memorials and museums can be found in Normandy. This memorial is one of the largest ones. Of those we've visited it has been one of the best. It does not only cover World War II, but... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We visited the Memorial on a wet day and had to queue for an hour to get in it was so busy. The memorial itself was worth the wait and hosts an immense amount of memorabilia celebrating both WWI and WW2. The story is told in such a way that you can't help but be drawn into the history and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Stopped after the ferry from England to get a good kip before the travel to the south. The town is lovely and people friendly. We had food next to castle and all was good. Worth a go x

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Paisley, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I am not interested in military history, but this place kept me fascinated for EIGHT hours! Okay, we had lunch there and bought souvenirs in the shop, but that still means at least 6 hours, it is so well done. We had been there some years ago and were unable then to see even a fraction of it, so had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

We spent a whole afternoon visiting this detailed museum. It will take you through the lead up to WW2, the actual war and happenings after the war. We were lucky to see it when this 25 foot statue was present outside.

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Visited the Caen Memorial on a guided tour of World War II sites in the Normandy area. An underground bunker had memorabilia of equipment used by soldiers such as radio/communication pack, medic chest, helmets, boots, uniforms. How different a modern-day soldier's gear are in comparison! Informative, educational, and sad.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

How can that be you may ask? Well see below: Positives: - Parking is free. - Impressive entrance and outside area- the building is imposing and a prominent feature in the local vicinity, you can't miss it, especially the giant statue outside the front! - The atrium is spacious, and again impressive, with a large exhibit (1:1 scale model of... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A really nice museum with fantastic gardens outside for walking and picnics which are free. Inside the displays are nice but I was expecting more hardware and less pictures. I was somewhat surprised how little the British memorabilia there was. €19 entry for adults

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Important and emotional to visit the sites of the debarkment of 1944. Nice welcome, nicely organized. We love history and it is a perfect place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My husband and I have read a great deal about WWII and the D-Day Invasion, so most of the information was not new to us. However, there was good information of parts of the war we were less familiar with -- fleeing Paris, civilian deaths caused by both Allied and Axis bombing. It provides a very good overview of all... More 

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