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“Great museum - informative and very moving”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Juno Beach Centre

Juno Beach Centre
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US$66.29*
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Half-Day Tour to the Canadian D-Day Beaches Including the Juno Beach Sector...
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Owner description: Canadian World War II memorial museum features interactive animations and a dramatic eight-foot bronze sculpture entitled "Remembrance and Renewal."
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Paris, France
1 review
“Great museum - informative and very moving”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

Our family enjoyed very much the center which gives a strong experience of how it was on the D-Day and proposes bunkers' visit with some Canadian guides speaking either English of French (all the museums information is in both languages). The exhibition for the youngsters on 'how the life was at that time' is very attractive, even for the big ones. Also I discovered a lot on the Canada history and evolution since that time. I warmly recommand this museum.

Visited May 2014
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“Superb museum - informative and very moving.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

We happened to be staying just 5 minutes away from the Juno Beach Centre in Courselles-sur-Mer, so it was our first sight-seeing stop in the area. It is a WONDERFUL museum - it offers a wealth of information, and is also incredibly moving. A fitting tribute to the Canadian contributions to D-Day and to the Battle of Normandy. Many guidebooks say that it takes just an hour or so to go through the Centre, but an immersive visit takes 3-4 hours. I recommend the Juno Park tour as well, which is led by one of the Canadian student guides.

Visited May 2014
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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“AMAZING EXPERIENCE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

I have visited the D-DAY beaches before but none since the Juno Center has been "upgraded" touchy moments and a very deep experience, I strongly recommend to visit this place.

Visited May 2014
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Ottawa, Canada
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Surrounded by ghosts...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

A trip to Juno Beach Centre isn't just about touring the small well done Canadian museum, it's the experience of standing on the beach itself, staring out towards the channel and trying to imagine what it was like on the 6th of June 1944, when that young generation of Canadian men stormed that same beach, under the command of the British Second Army. They fought through rough water, beach obstacles, wire, mines and gunfire. By nightfall they had secured a beachhead firm enough to withstand enemy counter-attacks.

We rented a car in Paris and drove up to Normandy specifically to go only to Juno Beach at Courseulles-sur-Mer. A few kilometers before the beach near the village of Reviers we found the Canadian War Cemetery, Beny-sur-Mer, where the men who fell on the beaches and in the bitter bridgehead battles are buried. The cemetery contains 2,049 headstones enclosed by pines and maples. These mark the dead of the 3rd Division and the graves of 15 airmen.
It's a beautiful sad place. The people of Reviers take a special interest in the cemetery for, although it bears another name, they feel it to be their own. Fine hedges decorate the entrance, and the flanking registry buildings have platforms from which the visitor can see the whole area and appreciate the skill and devotion that has gone into the planning and design of this superb cemetery.
This day trip from Paris made our week. A tour of the Juno Beach Center museum, a tour of the beach provided by some thoroughly knowledgeable young Canadian university students, the heartbreaking Beny-sur-Mer cemetery and the ability to stand on the beach with your eyes closed and imagine...

Visited May 2014
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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“Fantastic museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014 via mobile

This museum has very kind and helpfull employees. It shows a lot of interesting facts about the Canadian effort during the war. Since the visit i gained a lot of respect for the canadians. At the end they show a short film which made me speechless for a while
and gave me goosebumps when i walked on the beach afterwards. This is a must see for people visiting the d-day beaches.

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