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Memorial de Caen: Tours & Tickets

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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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I'm not really into war and war memorials but was on a tour of the area and the memorial was part of the tour. I found the memorial to be quite interesting but did find some of it very depressing. I think men get more...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The museum is impressive in size. It has a well presented and large collection of WWII artifacts. The museum explores the war and especially the landing of D-Day. I recommend at least 4 hours and visiting the museum prior to seeing the landing areas.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank MichaelMc777
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What an amazing place! We started our 4-day trip across the Normandy ‘D-Day’ sites in Caen and at this museum. An informative and well laid-out exhibition that gave us a 1st class overview of WWII and provided real context for D-Day. We were able to...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Absolutely one of the highlights of the day trip here in Caen. Goes through a complete timeline of the war in superb detail. You don’t want to miss this!

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank hjhoosier
Reviewed 5 days ago

As many reviews state: start with a visit to this museum on your tour along the many WW II sights in Normandy. You will see a historic, chronological and geographical guide of WW II with a focus on the 44 landing. Exquisite museum and a...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would have liked to have more time here but I was on a day trip from Paris so had to move quickly and skip certain things. The museum is broken up into different areas including a movie, a section specific to D Day, a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank James I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Caen War Memorial was incredibly well-organized and very informative. In order to really feel that you've seen everything, plan on 3 hours. The audio guide was very helpful.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum was our first stop on our way to Utah Beach, Saint Mere Eglise, Arromanches, Omaha and Pointe Du Hoc. The museum provides such a powerful and pointed perspective and context for understanding what happened here 75 years ago, that I'd venture to say,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank LBGansfam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A friend had told us to go to the museum for an hour or two before we were going with Mathias Leclere for our tour of the beaches. Well my husband and I spent almost four hours and could have stayed longer. This museum is...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank maria k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Big museum that covers the road to WW2, WW2, the Normandy landings, the Cold War, and Berlin during the Cold War. You can al sado visit the underground German bunker on which the museum is built. Too much to take in all in one visit....More

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Helen A
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Response from Thomas J | Reviewed this property |
We were there in July 2019. The parking is free for cars, and there is separate parking for campers and coaches which I assume is also free. Saw just now that the camping car park is under renovation starting the 8th of... More
June 6, 2019|
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Response from Bunnie M | Reviewed this property |
At the Memorial de Caen, I did not see something specific for American soldiers. But, at the American Cemetery, in addition to the graves, there was a wall with the names of the American soldiers who gave their lives in... More
June 6, 2019|
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Response from Goatsheadsoup10 | Reviewed this property |
In my opinion, the whole of the Normandy coast is a memorial to American soldiers as well as all the other nations who took part. Did you not visit the US cemetery at Colville ?