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Normandy Museum (Musee de Normandie)

Chateau, 14000 Caen, France
02 31 30 47 60
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Ranked #7 of 15 Attractions in Caen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Vera, Andalucia, Spain
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Told all I needed to know.Some great pictures of what happened in June of 1944. Some good war equipment to look at and photograph and it made you think that all those people died for our freedom today.

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San Antonio, Texas
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12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Easy 15 minute train ride to Bayeux from Caen. Small town, easy to walk, lots of things dating back to medieval ages.

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Aylesford, United Kingdom
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53 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I'd recommend a tour of all the D Day beaches and as many museums as they can fit. We spent a week and tried to see as much as we could, making history come alive. You only then realise what a sacrifice our ancestors made for us.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Someone recommended we go to this museum and we were glad we did. The displays are well done and we felt we learned a lot. It is worth the time to go.

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New York City
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is a great museum that in an artful engaging, way explains the causes of the world wars and how the people of Normandy lived through them. The artifacts of daily and military life are fascinating, the German bunker sobering (although it is pretty well scrubbed of the sense of the men who operated there). The American Garden is worth... More

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Burlington, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Good overview of the history of Normandy. Nice clear displays, well laid out. Can be done in a few hours.

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Coventry
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Visited expecting to be out in an hour or so - what a surprise! It encompasses much more history that 'just' the Normandy landings of 1944 and you really need the best part of a day to take it all in. An extra exhibition of battle field artefacts was there which was fascinating, as was a photographic display. The memorial... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I enjoyed so much visiting this musuem It is so interesting .. it provides very important facts about history of Normandy , and giving visitors a clear idea not only about the period of the world war , but also about Normandians through different ages , their habits , drawings , artcrafts It is really rich with history , I... More

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Normandie and its people are described through the ages with historical artifacts, drawings, models, photos and film. Fascinating.

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Leuven, Belgium
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is a very complete museum. Every inch of the war is neatly explained in chronological order. Although if you're already familiar with most of the facts, there are some nicer musea in Normandy (eg. Pegasus memorial).

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