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

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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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
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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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Bangalore, India
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
303 helpful votes 303 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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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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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Great museum this, recommended without reservation. Tells the story of World War Two in three comprehensive parts: the aftermath of 1918 through to, and including 1939-45; the Battle for Normandy; and the Cold War that followed. Beneath the museum is the German D-Day command bunker from which their Normandy operations were led, compellingly restored. The whole experience will take a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We spent 6 hours at this wonderfully presented museum. I can't add anything to the glowing reviews. A most sobering and humbling experience especially to view a section of the Berlin Wall and some steel from the structure of the Twin Towers. The memorial gardens are a spectacle too. Well worth a visit.

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Oakland, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This museum covers events leading up to WWII from the first WW, the war including the d day landing and post war. It is multimedia and well done. You must leave 3 to 4 hours for this venue and could spend most of the day.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This museum gives an interesting overview of the World political climate and the European society prior to 1939. A lot of pictures and videos are being played and are extremely informative. I enjoy this visit and it is a must for those visitors who are in Normandy to commemorate the 1939-1945 war time.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My husband and I decided to do the 115 euro d-day package tour offered by the Caen Memorial Museum. While it says 4 hours, starting at 2pm, it actually really requires you to arrive in Caen at 9am in order to visit the museum, eat lunch at their museum restaurant and then start the 2pm afternoon visit, finally dropping everyone... More

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