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Normandy Museum (Musee de Normandie)

Chateau, 14000 Caen, France
02 31 30 47 60
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Ranked #5 of 14 Attractions in Caen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Lexington, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
14 helpful votes 14 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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67 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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53 helpful votes 53 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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Zagreb, Grad Zagreb, Croatia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Such a fantastic place, such great art selection. how can anyone say that they did not see many parts because of the cost!? to see beautiful art, no cost is too high. you can stay and enjoy each exhibit for as long as you want.

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Jupiter, Florida
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28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were with a group at this museum. We didn't have enough time for this museum. It is a whole day affair to take it all in. Very well laid out with excellent exhibits. Don't miss the movie at the end. Was glad to see many young student groups visiting at the same time with us. If you have taken... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

What a fantastic place! Our tour started here with a BANG! Walking us through the strategic planning and the final assaults on the cliffs and beaches of Normandy. What a great way to prepare for visiting the beaches and cliffs of Normandy to the German gun emplacements! Outstanding!

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