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Memorial of Caen

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Address: Esplanade General Eisenhower | CS 55026, 14050 Caen, France
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+33 2 31 06 06 45
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From the origins of the Second World War to the fall of the Berlin Wall,...

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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Mémorial de Caen Museum Admission with Optional Audio Guide
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D-Day Tour Including Guided Visit of the Mémorial de Caen Museum, Lunch and...
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Mémorial de Caen Museum Admission and Guided Tour of D-Day Sites from Caen

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Humbling!!Great tips for TEENS so they can prevent history to repet

First time 2013 Our then 14 year old son gave us the gift of wishing to follow the path of US Troop EASY COMPANY. Since we stayed in Caen, we took the opportunity to see the... read more

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Varberg, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First time 2013 Our then 14 year old son gave us the gift of wishing to follow the path of US Troop EASY COMPANY. Since we stayed in Caen, we took the opportunity to see the Memorial Exhibitions at the Pease museum. Our teens (13year daughter) whispered and shushed us if we talked. This to mansion that it takes a... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an exceptional museum showcasing the WW II years. Presentation of multiple aspects of the war years is extremely well done. Don't miss it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 81 year old Dad and I visited on a day tour from Paris. We enjoyed the time we had here, but needed at least 2 more hours to see it adequately. Next time I will stay in the area so I can take my time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a family of 7 here as a last minute change in our plans as we messed up the scheduled trip to Normandy the day prior. I actually thought that my young children would be bored. They were not. Both moms in their 80's really appreciated reliving world events during their youth even though it was a horrific time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You should visit Caen on the sole reason just to take two days and visit this museum. This was one of the best values I've ever invested in, I learned so very much from not only a French perspective, but also American and Canadian sides as well. This place tells the story of the war that I have never experienced... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

the window to the past , it make you feel that you are still in the world war , a great place , great items

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Moving, sad, evocative museum potraying mankind at one of its most horrendous crimes of humanity! Well planned layout with broad range of exhibits and excellent choice of guide tools. If one has an appetite after they have excellent eating place on site. We boarded train from Cherbourg (harbour port) which we got to from Portsmouth by ferry. Going back to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

The Memorial is a vast underground museum. Covering mainly Operation Overlord, the Normandy invasion in June 1944. The live films captured from the Germans along with our own footage taken live at the time are absolutely stunning and the cinema is an absolute must visit. The Cold War is also featured along with the Vietnam war, the Japanese involvement as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

A very well organised exhibition about the second world war and the holocaust by bullets. Great guide who told interesting stories. Also took a bustrip to Omaha Beach with the same guide, excellent!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

I made a special trip to Caen via train from Bayeux. Glad I took the time as the museum was well laid out and the audio guide was very informational and easy to use. I'd recommend seeing the DDay film and portion of the museum as well.

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