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Memorial of Caen
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Mémorial de Caen Museum Admission and Guided Tour of D-Day Sites from Caen
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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.
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

We skipped the four hour tour of the Normandy beaches because of cost, but this gave us all the information you could want and more. Lots of exhibits, some films (with English subtitles). Its a bit of a trek from the city center, but we walked to it without great difficulty. Well worth the price of admission.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Set on the outskirts of Caen this memorial charts not only the destruction and rebuilding of Caen after the Normandy Landings but gives a timeline explanation to the reasons and events leading up to WW2. There are several cinemas and exhibitions. The Normandy Landings have a large display as well.Seems a bit expensive at 19 Euros plus 4 Euros for audio guide but if you have an interest in the subject more than worth it

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

My wife and I visited this museum during our last stay in France. We traveled from Paris to Caen and sadly,did not have enough time to properly absorb all that was available in the museum. Most enjoyable visit that needed at least two more hours to complete.

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

My husband is very keen on anything to do with World War 2 and really wanted to visit this museum. I am less keen but the museum is so pictorial you cannot help but enjoy it- theer is so much to see and it is just so interesting. It also has a super cafeteria.

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Reviewed 25 May 2014

This is an excellent history museum on wwii with short films about major events including the bombing of london, the massacre in Nanking, the holocaust, propaganda during the war, a bit on the crucial fighting in the USSR and of course a major focus on the normandy invasion. Should dedicate at least 2 hours to the museum. Bus 2 comes from downtown Caen and the bus times are written at each stop. Minimum time for museum 3 hours.

At the memorial, we also arranged an excellent last minute half day (5 hr starting at 2 pm) normandy invasion tour with 7 passengers and an English speaking guide with five stops showing and explaining Point Hoc, Omaha beach, German bunkers, the American cemetery and the sea blocks to calm the landings. Tour was good and cost 64 Euros per person with discount coupon from our hotel and including museum entry. Bathrooms easily available at third stop at American cemetery - difficult but possible at two other stops.

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