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Memorial de Caen

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Esplanade General Eisenhower, 14050 Caen, France
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Plan to spend a minimum of a half day to really view all that the memorial has. The artifacts, photos, videos, and print narrative in multiple language, all made for a powerful experience. We visited in mid-September when there wasn't a big crowd. This made...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank laboswell
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is impressive. Or better: one gets impressed by the information, the message, the images. Take your time to see everything and use the audio tour!

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank EconoVision
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great experience and a must for any American to better appreciate the sacrifice for our freedom. Guide was awesome.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank William G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've all heard, read, and seen stuff about D-Day and the overall battle of Europe in WWII, but once you visit the many landmarks, it's even more awing and inspiring. We visited June 7th (to miss the 75th Anniversary crowds)

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank RayB_OKI
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an incredible museum. The displays are by years and includes several videos of war time film footage and interviews. This is a must see place. Long lines and wait at the cafe for lunch.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Lee K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really informative museum. Also has lovely gardens. Only negative is the tickets are quite expensive!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 711jaimeep
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour began with a fascinating guided tour of the Caen memorial museum, which is state of the art. However, it's also large so its easy to miss bits that are important. Our really excellent guide used the relevant artefacts and photographs to explain the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Tony D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very emotional visit,even for those too young to have ever met someone who was involved. Takes a long time to see it all, I wish they would let you come back without buying another ticket.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Turista-Inglesa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Caen specifically for this Museum. Parking was free. It's a very well put together Museum dedicated to a number of wars throughout time with emphasis on the second World war. The rise of Nazi and Fascism with lots of references to the despicable...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank mikehX7290PE
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited this museum a number of times and the effective displays continue to amaze and inspir. It is a "must see" for anyone visiting the Normandy invasion beaches.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Helen A
September 2, 2019|
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Response from Thomas J | Reviewed this property |
We were there in July 2019. The parking is free for cars, and there is separate parking for campers and coaches which I assume is also free. Saw just now that the camping car park is under renovation starting the 8th of... More
June 6, 2019|
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Response from Bunnie M | Reviewed this property |
At the Memorial de Caen, I did not see something specific for American soldiers. But, at the American Cemetery, in addition to the graves, there was a wall with the names of the American soldiers who gave their lives in... More
June 6, 2019|
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Response from Goatsheadsoup10 | Reviewed this property |
In my opinion, the whole of the Normandy coast is a memorial to American soldiers as well as all the other nations who took part. Did you not visit the US cemetery at Colville ?