I was under time constraints so I visited mainly the main exhibition (WW2 and the period between the WW1 and WW2). I lent a audio guide with me so mainly I listened to some parts and read the text plaques.
The place tells the story in a very interesting way (it's definitly not the first time I hear about the history of WW2), putting emphasis on the atmosphere.
After few hours, I felt a bit overloaded so if I could I would either take a break, eat something and return and come for a second visit some other day.
My recommendation is to plan your visit to include such two parts since the subject is heavy and the amount is a bit overwhelming (but very well presented).
The other exhibitions, which I almost run through, seems less well-told. The cold-war exhibition seems mostly objects and less telling the story. The exhibition of the D-Day landings and the preparation to it from both sides also seemed to be very well built but I didn't have the time to really experince it.
It I'll return to Caen, I certainly hope to come back and complete my visit.
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