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Normandy Museum (Musee de Normandie)

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Address: Chateau, 14000 Caen, France
Phone Number: 02 31 30 47 60
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9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

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Good for children and adults

The. Useum is situated inside the Chateau de Caen and there are workbooks for children to use and there is a fun interactive tour for children and a wonderful area outside for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Lesleyannbarlow4845
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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156 reviews 156 reviews
102 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The. Useum is situated inside the Chateau de Caen and there are workbooks for children to use and there is a fun interactive tour for children and a wonderful area outside for thrm to play on,

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Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Ok I'm really confused. I went to this museum in the grounds of the Caen chateau. It was vaguely interesting, looking at the history of the area from the Stone Age, but there were lots of gaps in time and nothing at all about the wars. So what did I miss? I've looked at the photos other people have posted... More 

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Caen, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The museum gives a nice overview of the history of Normandy, beginning in the stone age. It's situated in the castle which adds to the impact.

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Leighton Buzzard, England
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Feel the weapons , walk past the photos and dioramas of the d-day landings 6euros to enter , well worth ,remembering the sacrifice the allies made in capturing this town and surrounding areas once they got off the beaches, a well kept gem of a, place although small , and a short walk to the war graves across the road

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Palm Coast, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A very interesting place to visit. Very educational. The place its self is beautiful. Once you are standing there, and you look out at the horizon and get thinking of everything that happened, and that you are there, it is a humbling experience. A must if you like war sites.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We decided to pay a visit to the Museum as a day trip from Paris to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the landing We left Paris at 7.30 in the morning arrived at 9.30 and were met at the station in Caen by our guide The museum is very moving thought provoking and an amazing establishment. We enjoyed the exhibits... More 

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Vera, Andalucia, Spain
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

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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9 helpful votes 9 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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58 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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