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Memorial of Caen

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Address: Esplanade General Eisenhower | CS 55026, 14050 Caen, France
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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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good window to the past

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

Lovely grounds and exterior exhibits that you can see without going inside. It was a bit cold and raining there, but it was mid November. They have a limited opening schedule during the winter so verify before going, Easy to get to and find, beautiful grounds and buildings. A tribute to the men and women who lost their lives and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

The memorial gives a clear overview of the D-day activities. It is a good way to start visiting the D-day beaches and other museums

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

This place is a great museum for examining the history of World War II. We have also joined a D-Day-Tour which was just simply great.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

This is the best WWII museum in the area. Plan to spend an entire day, if not two. The audio tour is thorough to say the least.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

The number of WW2 related museums, tours and sites in Normandy is overwhelming. In hindsight, I am very happy we chose this one. The Memorial of Caen has excellent exhibitions which were very moving and fascinating for me and my husband and teen age son, who are both real WW2 buffs. The exhibition starts well before the war explaining how... More 

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