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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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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
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
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
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).
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
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
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
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 they go into the city centre which is a 40 minute walk or a 10 minute bus ride from the Memorial. Plenty to do and see for visitors in the city centre. The area immediately around the Memorial is residential and commercial - so not a lot to do there.
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
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 the overall qhality of the visit.