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Memorial des Civils dans la Guerre

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Falaise Civilians in Wartime Memorial Admission Ticket with Optional Audioguide
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Falaise Civilians in Wartime Memorial Admission Ticket with Optional Audioguide
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

This is a brilliant museum, sensitively-curated, which captures what life was like for the French under occupation, and shows the destruction wrought on Normandy by the Allies in an attempt to soften up the region for invasion. My wife and I are both academic historians...More

1  Thank glance-to-leg
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Unlike many other museums there are not a lot of artefacts about world war 2 but that is because it is not about the military but about the civilians experiences under German occupation, the French Vichy Government, the Allied invasion and their lives after the...More

Thank curlytail55
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Fell across the museum as we went to visit the birth place of William the Conqueror. A thought provoking experience of how our french allies suffered through World War Two. Multi-language guides available, will be 1/2 hours out of your day. Worth a visit!

Thank Phillip W
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Forget rubbish like " 'allo 'allo" on the TV - This museum tells you what it was like to live in occupied France, as the nazi economic stranglehold took place and the French slowly starved. Sobering and thought provoking, well worth a visit if only...More

Thank 13_DBLE
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

I thought this was a very nice, modern museum which covers a topic that many museums don’t (at least in detail): civilians during the war. I thought it was an appropriate blend of artifacts and displays. The movie at the the beginning on the bombing...More

Thank Robby M
Reviewed June 9, 2018

Interesting collection, explaining the effects of war on civilians in English, German and French. Proves there is no such thing as a 'clean' war.

Thank JRMaddog
Reviewed June 5, 2018

While traveling to Falaise to visit the castle of William the Conqueror we came across this site and thought it would make a good addition to the trip. Unfortunately as good as the castle was, this site was very disappointing. Very little that other museums...More

Thank Neil B
Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

Good insight into the deprivations a civilian population endures in time of war. This area faced the original invasion of ww2 the occupation and then the final very bloody battle of liberation. Children may be less interested as there is a lot of artefact but...More

Thank meraud
Reviewed January 31, 2018

It is so enjoyable to visit museums that are done well and this one was an unexpected highlight of our trip. It had special meaning for me since my father flew aboard bombing missions into France. The tour begins with a movie with intense sound...More

1  Thank JohnGalt2
Reviewed October 29, 2017

I was more affected by the exhibits in this museum than I have been by anything in any other museum I have visited. The fate of the civilians in a war zone is not especially well-documented elsewhere, whether in books or in movies, but through...More

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