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“A bucket list item completed”
Review of Memorial of Caen

Memorial of Caen
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US$24.90*
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Memorial de Caen Museum Admission Ticket with Optional Audio Guide
Ranked #1 of 50 things to do in Caen
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 23 May 2014

If you have an interest in WW2 history, this is a must see. The museum is well done- exhibits are fresh and meaningful and do a great job of capturing the entire war, not just the events of D Day. Heartily recommend a guided tour of the beaches and other attractions- the area covered is large and it would be easy to get lost. The American Cemetery is a must-see- very respectfully done and well maintained. This was the highlight of our trip to Paris for me- just 2 hours away by train.

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Reviewed 21 May 2014

The museum has lots of information which require a great amount of time, even I spend the whole afternoon is still not enough, I miss some film and somehow is really heavy history to read

Thank Cathryn_chen
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

The Peace Memorial is a meaningful idea and the current presentation is probably ideal for school children. The plaques and displays are a bit too hard for aging eyes to discern and the artifacts, while relevant to the era, are mere decor apart from some legible explanation of what they are, where they were found and how they relate to the display.

Thank comunikat
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

A moving and informative museum. Films, stories of people who lived through the events, newspaper reports, photographs - everything in its place to tell the story of the 2nd world war and what led to it. At times I had to fight back the tears.

Thank Hilary S
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

This is an absolute MUST see place. Beautifully put together this museum is pure class and a fitting memorial to those who fought for freedom.

Parking is easy and even though it's expensive to get it it really is worth it. I went first with my dad who was dropped into Caen by parachute on D.Day 1944. They let veterans go in free (Quite rightly!!!)

You will be moved to tears as you relive all that took place in the dark days of the war. You will be ashamed at the depths mankind can sink to but also be inspired at the bravery of those who fought for freedom and justice!

If you are in Caen do NOT miss a visit here.


Trust me!

Thank Roger N
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