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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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Incredible museum

This is a museum I could easily spend the entire day at and not get tired or run out of things to see. This is a must for anyone even remotely interested in WWI/WWII history. Even... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This is a museum I could easily spend the entire day at and not get tired or run out of things to see. This is a must for anyone even remotely interested in WWI/WWII history. Even for those who have little background knowledge this museum is a must since it includes very detailed explanations. I definitely recommend this museum. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My husband and I really enjoyed this museum. You could rent an English Audio guide, but it is not necessary. Each exhibit had titles in French, English and German. I, personally, learned more about WWII from this museum than anything I have ever experienced before. I would recommend it to anyone. I would also suggest to visit this first before... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This museum is one the most interesting I have ever visited. The displays were great. It explained the period from the end of World War I to the end of World War II

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Excellent museum that had exhibits other than only the Normandy Invasion section. Also, the German command bunker beneath the museum is open and offers a good deal more information, especially for the German side. Entry fee is a bit steep but worth it. Parking is free. Museum opens at 9:00 and it's best to get there early to avoid the... More 

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Millis, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

My wife and I made it a point to visit this museum while we were in Caen. It was very easy to get to from our hotel in Caen, as there's a bus stop right across the street. The displays were very well done and all had English captions so we were able to learn about all the displays. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

. I have visited this museum perhaps 15 or 20 times, mostly accompanied by 35 English teenagers. The only time that I have seen teenagers struck silent. However much you think you know about WWII, however much you prepare the youngsters, the reality of being there, seeing the exhibits, reading about it, watching the films, it still moves you, often... More 

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Scheveningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

the concept of this memorial, monument or museum is great. We only had 2hours - by far not enough. Reserve 1/2 day or the full day - and be there early. Do also take the audia guide - worth the few Euros. For kids of all ages!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This was a very in-depth museum!! Definitely start at the beginning- watch the video and then progress on a walking tour through the museum. Some stations have verbal 'shows' and others are things to see and read. A "must-see" for anyone really wanting to learn about D-Day and the surrounding times and people!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We had booked a tour with Paris City Vision (Cityrama) for a Guided Tour of the D-Day Beaches from Paris. Our first stop was the Caen memorial. The Caen Memorial Museum, also known as the Peace Museum, tells the story of the various stages of the Second World War, in particular the Battle of Normandy and the advance of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Went as part of a three day visit to Normandy. This museum is a must see if you have any ambition of gaining insight into the two WW. The quality and lay out of the whole complex is vey good. The exhibitions are thorough and make excellent use of audio-visual aids to deliver the message. The food in the cafeteria... More 

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