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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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Mémorial de Caen Museum Admission and Guided Tour of D-Day Sites from Caen
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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.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Esplanade General Eisenhower | Cs 55026, 14050 Caen, France
+33 2 31 06 06 45
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a remarkable museum with photographs, effects and much newsreel. It is extremely moving. We only had a couple of hours to spare before leaving for the ferry but as there is a restaurant, I'm sure one could spend the day here. I don't...More

Thank SueT7348
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the memorial as part of a Normandy beaches day trip tour out of Paris. I only wish we had more time to spend here. Due to time restrictions we only had about an hour and a half to take in the museum but...More

Thank johnnoshungry
Reviewed 2 days ago

Each beach has its own museum, according to what happened on this particular beach. The memorial of Caen is a must as it gives a necessary and complete refreshment/knowledge of the full picture of the war. We spent a lot of time reading about how...More

Thank Virginie R
Reviewed 2 days ago

I'm a museum professional who's worked on exhibitions with a major Second World War focus, so I'll preface my review by saying it is probably a bit biased based on my line of work. The main section of the museum explores the events leading to,...More

Thank Emily C
Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum is very high quality and well worth visiting. It has detailed WWII information about how the people of Caen endured the German occupation and Allied invasion. If you're in Caen, this is a really good, must see, attraction. It will take a couple...More

Thank Bob K
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped at the Mémorial de Caen in Caen commemorating World War II and the Battle for Caen. We have seen this on PBS by both Rudy Maxa (Smart Travels) and Rick Steves. This exhibition space deals exclusively with the Invasion of Normandy, a key...More

Thank R K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As a 55 year old I thought I knew a lot a bout WW2 but 4 hours at this museum put that right into perspective. It's an excellent way to get an entire view of how WW2 was allowed to happen right through the to...More

Thank Skinboy
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Is your thing, you need to go. Allow a good 3-4 hours to see it all as you won't want to cut it short. Very nicely done. Use the audio guides.

Thank LausanneWanderer
Reviewed 4 days ago

For some reason, I thought this Memorial was about more than World War II. Well, it was.... But all in that context. There were 3 sections - Before, During and After WW II. Well presented, with films. The German Command Center for control of the...More

Thank VillageGypsy
Reviewed 4 days ago

I took the Normandy D-Day tour with a group of three colleagues. It was the first visit for all of us to the Normandy area. After being picked up from the train ride from Paris, the tour started at the Memorial Museum. It is a...More

Thank Ray O
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14 March 2017|
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Response from Lisa W | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure about port. I took train from Paris, stops in Caen where the World War museum is. Then you travel on train to Bayeux where you take tour to visit Memorial and Beaches.
30 October 2016|
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Response from Tom H | Reviewed this property |
Lots of information in English - I spent a couple of hours in the museum and learned a lot - very informative and well done.
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