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Memorial of Caen

Address: Esplanade General Eisenhower | CS 55026, 14 050 Caen, France
Phone Number: 332 31 06 06 45
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Mémorial de Caen Museum Admission and Guided Tour...
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Caen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Military Museums, Museums
Activities: Dining
Owner description: From the origins of the Second World War to the fall of the Berlin...
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: History Museums, Military Museums, Museums
Activities: Dining
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Detroit, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

The Memorial of Caen sends a strong message of peace and brotherhood. The museum outlines events of WW II in Europe in great interactive detail. If you are going on a WW II Tour - the only other museum that I would recommend is the Airborne Museum in Oosterbeek just outside of Arnhem. Enjoy downtown Caen and the castle as... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

its a beautiful museum but they do not have security in the parking nor cameras, i was robbed in the parking lot. be careful!

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Hartford, Connecticut
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87 reviews 87 reviews
39 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

i found this interesting but somehow felt it left something out. There were a few objects from DDay and beyond but for one of the bloodiest battlesin history i felt it was missing something. The German Generals bunker was hardly worth seeing at all. Very dark . Not a lot to see. They reccommend 4 hours for this visit but... More 

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Colfax, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Be sure to wear comfortable shoes! This is a large multi-level museum and I would recommend at least three hours to go through it. There is a restaurant on site so since we had been there before, my wife and I took a snack break while our grandkids explored the rest of the museum. I was surprised by the menu... More 

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It would be a travesty to go to Caen and not visit this museum. It is beautifully done. You do not need to know French or have a knowledge of World War II to enjoy this museum to its fullest extent.

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Caen, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Good museum with good explanation of the war and the running up to WWII. The cold war section was allright but less impressive. Also the Beach tours I can recommend.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

No matter what I write here it will never do this justice. The Memorial of Caen is a truly spectacular exhibit, chronicling in great detail the events leading up to the second world war and through to the fall of the Berlin Wall. There are many exhibits, from hand written accounts, photographs, videos and numerous other items recovered from both... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This museum was included on the group tour I was on, spent several hours here. A comprehensive look at the events after WWI through to WWII with a lot of exhibits. Far to much for me to absorb, I felt depressed and a little sick as I left. While the exhibits are well displayed an organized, there didn't seem to... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
305 helpful votes 305 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The 2 hours we spent here was grossly inadequate. Unfortunately we were in a pre booked tour and thats all the time we got. One must visit the place to understand the price of freedom we enjoy today.

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Leighton Buzzard, England
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Walking among the rendered , graves , observe the ages of the fallen , some of the soldiers were 18 , not lived life , before they gave theirs to combat the Nazi regime Very peaceful , However hardy you think you are , you can't help but be moved and the heartstrings are tugged just walking through this place... More 

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