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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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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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Mémorial de Caen Museum Admission and Guided Tour of D-Day Sites from Caen

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Fortification wall in Caen longer used for military purposes. We used it as a good place to view the city.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Prague, Czech Republic
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302 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fortification wall in Caen longer used for military purposes. We used it as a good place to view the city.

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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband is a WWII history buff and this visit was high on his list of must-do items. He was very disappointed and although a tag-along in this instance, I can usually find interesting things to explore. Not this time. He was bitterly disappointed and I went to the cafeteria. Later the same day, we went to the little museum... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Memorial in Caen is by far the best World War II-museum I've been in my entire life. The museum gives a great view of the history of World War II from the rise of Hitler (very impressive to see) to the end in 1945. Schedule at least three hours for this museum, otherwise you'll have to come back. (That's... More 

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Statesboro, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

That museum has lots of good information about the World War I and WW-II and the Cold War, very good exposition for the D-Day operation. We had only one day, so had to rush and skip some information. I would recommend to spend one full day or even two days to make it less intense and easy for kids if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

This museum is exceptional. It starts with a summary of what was expected coming out of WW1 and then takes you on the journey for how fascism rose and overtook the hopes of peace, the horrors of WW2, the principals of the new war on citizens, into the alliances, resistance, the hopes of post-war Europe, the cold war to the... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The museum is well worth the hefty entrance fee. We spent about 3 hours here and only got through half of it. If you really want to take everything in, I would recommend spending the whole day here, taking a break between the two sections to eat and process. The exhibits are well laid out to tell the whole story... More 

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Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I loved this museum, it has had such a great history during the World War 2. Caen is a cute place, but people from Normandy are colder and more arrogant than other places in France.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This is a great memorial it is very touching and shows those who enter the sacrifices made by the men who fought for our freedom.

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manitoba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Very well done, takes at least 3 hours. Would need a few more benches for people to sit while maybe waiting for the rest of the people you are with.

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Saint Julian's, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

A very touching experience and must say also educational, evidenced by the multitude of students visiting and jotting notes down. Superbly organized and really informative with loads of photographs, memorabilia and movies starting from the end of WW I up to the end of WW II. A visit I will remember

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