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Memorial de Caen

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Located in the immediate vicinity of the D-Day Landing beaches, the Mémorial de Caen visitor centre is among the essential sites focusing on the Battle of Normandy and 20th century history. From the origins of the Second World War to the end of the...more
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Esplanade General Eisenhower, 14050 Caen, France
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My 18 y/o son and I agreed this was a really good presentation of WWII. Well worth the time! Beautiful building and the bunker was an interesting highlight of the D-Day invasion history

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank afv815
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was not expecting to be so moved by the memorial. There is a walking tour that shows the events leading up to WWII, focusing mostly on the failure of peace efforts in the wake of WWI. There is not only extended exhibits of D...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PJLindy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Movies are well made, and i do like the part about the cold war and the Memorial for Peace. But of course, the main part deals with WW2, which is told in a way, not to forget it. A bit long to read, especially for...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank François M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent 3 hrs hear. Excellent museum. Family 2 adults. 23 year old and 11 year old something for everyone. Lovely gardens , excellent films. Great day out

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 14 January 2019

Probably the best WW2 museum in France. We spent four hours looking at all of the exhibits and watching the films. The museum has a fast food snack bar and restaurant that was reasonably priced.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 19 December 2018

One of the rare places you will leave different than when you went inside. We took part of the "family visit" with 4 children. It's recommended for children over 8 years old. It was for them, and for us as adults, very instructive. the route...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Jean-baptiste_JB
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

Beautiful museum just outside of Caen. Definetly worth a visit. It's worth every Euro you pay for entrance. I spend there an entire morning (3 to 4 hours). You can get Audiophones and a part of the museum you can visit for free (the bunker).

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank vincentl431
Reviewed 9 November 2018

We were in two minds about whether to visit this because it was a long walk from where we were staying, but in the end were glad we went. It was very informative and in places very moving. We had allowed 3 hours for our...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank susankavanagh
Reviewed 7 November 2018

The entire region is filled with memorials, historical plaques and the like, all worth seeing. This center is built on top of a former command bunker, and is an excellent start to put the entire Second World War in historical perspective, so one understands the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vetlebere
Reviewed 5 November 2018

We had a wonderful tour of the museum while visiting Omaha Beach on our D-Day tour. It was a beautiful tribute and record of the sacrifice of so men on that fateful day. So many wonderful displays!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Christine B
19 May 2018|
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Response from BobScarlett | Reviewed this property |
If your husband is interested in the history of the D-day landings and the Battle of Normandy then he will want to spend at least half a day in the museum. If the rest of your party do not share his interest then I suggest... More
1 April 2018|
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Response from Stewart M | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they are. the visit is long and some of the exhibit rooms are very complicated and can be crowded. Stewart
12 March 2018|
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Response from Stewart M | Reviewed this property |
we have visited many times over the past 15 years and never had a problem seeing any of the exhibits or the films. clearly during French school holidays it can be exceptionally busy but it is an essential visit because of... More