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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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An excellent museum which is a must for anyone interested in wartime. Very moving accounts of WW2. So much to see you need a full day. Something for all ages.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

An excellent museum which is a must for anyone interested in wartime. Very moving accounts of WW2. So much to see you need a full day. Something for all ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

outstanding job of presenting history up to WWII and the major events during war. use of both interactive and old school signs to get message across. cafe is okay of snack, so mucho see and never enough time

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We took a tour that only allow us about 1 1/2 hr for the museum. Not enough. We didn't even finish the WW section, not to mention the cold war section, and the bunker. The 15 min. show is a fitting finale and conclusion to a trip to the D day beaches. So on hind sight, the Normandy beaches cannot... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I was very impressed by how the material is covered. It emphasizes the invasion of the Americans and British but it explains the whole background of the Nazis and how Hitler got the leadership. It makes you understand the ww2 much deeper and it was most interesting. You should spend at least 4 hours there.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We heard about the museum but didn't know a lot about it. We came in and got the audio headphone tour and we were there for hours but it was so complete and thorough. A few days earlier we had a 2 day tour of the beaches of Normandy and this just completed the entire visit to Normandy. There was... More 

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Milan, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Some private study would give you more knowledge. Nothing outstanding exposed, nothing special at all. 19 euros is a real theft. Just for wasting time.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

An excellent part of a trip to Normandie. This museum gives a great and detailed WWII history, and with an emphasis on war and civilian casualties. Unique artifacts and personal stories. My only two complaints are that the written descriptions of exhibits are very small type and very hard to read, although they are in three languages. It would be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

we generally spend just a few hours in museums, for this one we spent 10 hours over two days. We learned a lot!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Best war museum ever. Spent a full day there. Just walking through all the displays. Then from time to time you can seat and watch a few minutes movie. There are two paths, one before and during the second world war. One after the war showing the cold war. The memorial is built on top of a bunker that can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

A modern interactive museum with a lot of information displayed in a pedagogical way. You could spend several days in the museum, as there are so many things to be seen.

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Address: Address: Esplanade General Eisenhower | CS 55026, 14 050 Caen, France
Phone Number: 332 31 06 06 45
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Caen

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