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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'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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 September and access is forbidden. A small camper can be parked on the streets nearby. There is a long residential street leading up to the Memorial with free parking.
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
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 World War II.