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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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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 4 days ago via mobile

This memorial to the two world wars has been laid out as a journey. You start with the build up to WW1, the war itself. The years of appeasement and the build up of Germany to try again. Then WW2. The Indoctrination against the Jews...More

Thank Thargon
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see but give yourself plenty of time, you need several hours here. Be sure to get a recorded guide or you could easily miss a lot of information. I highly recommend you get there 1st thing in the morning before it gets to...More

1  Thank Annaandwally
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Soooo good. But you might need 2 says to visit it completely. You can also est there. There are meetings like philo discussions, or other debates. Big interesting shop as well.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For those doing a tour of D Day sites while in Normandy, I would recommend starting with this museum.

Thank Greg I
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very comprehensive museum with excellent displays and descriptions. For an English visitor it is very interesting to absorb the French perspective of event up to, during and after WWII.

Thank Brian_StNeots
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This an excellent museum. It provides an summary of the issues confronting Europe in the period between the end of the first world war and the commencement of the second world war. This helps put the Normandy landings in context. It also has a good...More

1  Thank EnviroRider
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is a day experience you won't regret. In terms of information on WWII history it is very complete and very accessible with images, objects and use of film. The circulation is fairly smooth in spite of the crowd and you can sit in...More

Thank Laurence R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some unique items on exhibit. 1. Hawker Typhoon hanging overhead. Only one known to exist. 2. Nazi command bunker discovered after the war right under the Museum. 3. A number of rare German weapons on display in the bunker.

Thank Greg H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here with a tour group and wish I had more time to spend looking carefully at all of the exhibits. I had to pick only the most attractive exhibits based on the amount of time I had but could very easily have missed...More

Thank Daniel A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shockingly not one age group enjoyed this. Its expensive 51euro family entrance and then you have to pay for the use of the info device 4.50euro per person (not worth using as the voice just waffles on) We would be a family for doing museum...More

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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
1 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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