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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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D-Day Tour Including Guided Visit of the Mémorial...

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A must before you travel to the Normandy Beaches. Very informative and only a short bus ride from Caen. The bus stop in is front of the Memorial and just remember to get the bus... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This place was a little bit of a let down for us. As it was one of the biggest museums in normaday. But had very little information about the battle for Caen after the D day invasion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A must before you travel to the Normandy Beaches. Very informative and only a short bus ride from Caen. The bus stop in is front of the Memorial and just remember to get the bus back to town it is across the street from where you where dropped off.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

well laid out, full of information on the D Day landings and the Cold War . Allow a whole day to see everything and recommend you take the audio option.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

If world war history is of any interest, you should definitely visit Caen. The memorial explains the entire chain of events that led to WWII - not just from France's perspective but at a much broader level - how Hitler rose to power, how China & Japan were affected and got ivolved etc. The memorial enrty tickets are available with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is an amazing memorial to all those that perished in the D-Day invasion. It provides an excellent and accurate back drop of why Operation Overlord was needed in the first place. We took a Vistor tour which went from 9:00 until 2:00 p.m and we highly recommend this approach. Seeing the beaches of Onaha, Sword, makes the museum come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I had been here about 8 years ago and loved it. The museum has grown since then and seems to be focused more on "World Peace" and sending out that message. I still enjoyed the film that shows the D-Day preparations. The museum takes you from WWII through the cold war to present, with great info and displays, but too... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

A great museum regarding, the war years and other interesting information. A lot to see, but was not told our ticket was valid for 24 hours and we could have done it in 2 halves to help with the amount of walking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

With great displays and videos the Memorial provides an understanding of the events, people and factors before, during and after D-Day. The Audio tour is helpful as you follow the walk through France in the 1930's and then as the Nazi invasion happens. You learn of the internal politics of France, the battles that occur and how reconstruction becomes real.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Beautiful setting for a comprehensive museum about the D-day invasion of nearby Normandy beaches. A must for history buffs, or just any individual who wants to be educated about WWII.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We started our tour of the D-Day locations in Normandy at this museum upon the recommendation of a French friend who said it gave a good overview of the 1944 military actions. They do have some of that, but they had apparently removed the exhibit our friend was previously enthused about. What's left is fine, but not for the price... More 

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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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