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Memorial of Caen

Esplanade General Eisenhower | Cs 55026, 14050 Caen, France
+33 2 31 06 06 45
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Memorial de Caen Museum Admission Ticket with Optional Audio Guide
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Memorial de Caen Museum Admission Ticket with Optional Audio Guide
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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Esplanade General Eisenhower | Cs 55026, 14050 Caen, France
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+33 2 31 06 06 45
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum covers the entire WWII experience. Great displays and modern rooms. One of the best videos is the side by side battle prep, so you can see multiple perspectives. Lovely gardens and good restaurant. Easy to find and free parking.

Thank TinaEducator
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This truly is world class: one of the best museums I have ever visited. We spent seven hours there. Very comprehensive, balanced and great use of different media to keep you interested.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent 7 days in Normandy and visited many of the beaches and several of the museums (7 or 8). This is by far the best. It is very large and will take about 4 hours. If you only have time for one museum, then...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The museum is extraordinarily rich, modern, full of interesting explanations. Consider thus that its visit takes 4 hours. The ticket is valid 24 h and allows you to complete the visit the day after. The first section tells about the post-WW1, 1914-18, and the reasons...More

Thank PalombiG
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was moved and I really loved everything about today. This is a must stop on the tour. I really hope you get to go here!!!!

Thank David W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I especially enjoyed seeing the artifacts that depicted life in Caen during the occupation and the liberation. The staff was very helpful.

Thank MountainMom78
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this museum as part of our Vantage river cruise in mid-June 2018. This museum is dedicated to peach and was built on the site of an old bunker. It was inaugurated on June 6, 1988 (the 44th anniversary of D-Day) and is regarded...More

Thank cordovachick
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited with 2 teenage boys and both were captivated throughout the visit. Prepare to easily spend 4 or 5 hours here; there is so much to see and hear. The German Bunker and the American and Canadian gardens were a highlight along with the...More

Thank Georgeglas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was excellent! The tutorials were well done and presented. Sometimes, however, there was confusion with the handheld tutorials and the visual displays, especially if it is crowed with tourists. However, it was truly an educational experience that I would recommend to anyone interested...More

Thank Tl M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took some friends when we had a long wait for a ferry. It was cheaper for older folks and despite being world war 2 buffs our friends had never been. We had 3 hours before closing and that was nothing like enough time. They...More

Thank sgn0rman
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Christine B
20 May 2018|
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Response from SriLatha A | Reviewed this property |
Hi There isn’t anything much around :(
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lexie2013
2 April 2018|
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Response from Stewart M | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they are. the visit is long and some of the exhibit rooms are very complicated and can be crowded. Stewart
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Larry M
13 March 2018|
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Response from Stewart M | Reviewed this property |
we have visited many times over the past 15 years and never had a problem seeing any of the exhibits or the films. clearly during French school holidays it can be exceptionally busy but it is an essential visit because of... More
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