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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
From US$23.11*
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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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Esplanade General Eisenhower | Cs 55026, 14050 Caen, France
+33 2 31 06 06 45
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Probably the best WW2 museum in France. We spent four hours looking at all of the exhibits and watching the films. The museum has a fast food snack bar and restaurant that was reasonably priced.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank paulwV248NT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the rare places you will leave different than when you went inside. We took part of the "family visit" with 4 children. It's recommended for children over 8 years old. It was for them, and for us as adults, very instructive. the route...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jean-baptiste_JB
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

Beautiful museum just outside of Caen. Definetly worth a visit. It's worth every Euro you pay for entrance. I spend there an entire morning (3 to 4 hours). You can get Audiophones and a part of the museum you can visit for free (the bunker).

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vincentl431
Reviewed 9 November 2018

We were in two minds about whether to visit this because it was a long walk from where we were staying, but in the end were glad we went. It was very informative and in places very moving. We had allowed 3 hours for our...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

The entire region is filled with memorials, historical plaques and the like, all worth seeing. This center is built on top of a former command bunker, and is an excellent start to put the entire Second World War in historical perspective, so one understands the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vetlebere
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We had a wonderful tour of the museum while visiting Omaha Beach on our D-Day tour. It was a beautiful tribute and record of the sacrifice of so men on that fateful day. So many wonderful displays!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TOMMYB707
Reviewed 5 November 2018

This is a large museum. I wish I had more time to view the many exhibits. Suggest several hours. There is also an excellent 20 minute movie. In addition to explaining and showing interesting artifacts of the liberation of Europe, there are exhibits of events...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Manuel B
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

So detailed. Well done. Children interested all the way round. More on Southern Hemisphere experience than most places. Sophisticated analysis.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank annawJ8034VW
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Take your time for this visit. 3 hours should be your plan. Starting from the events leading to the rise of national-socialism in Germany, over WWII to the cold war.... History of Europe's recent century at a glance.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mcraij
Reviewed 30 October 2018

A deceptively large museum, when you first see the exterior. It has very well laid out exhibits, and the audio guide was great to accompany them. Allow yourself more time than you think you need to visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Christine B
20 May 2018|
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Response from BobScarlett | Reviewed this property |
If your husband is interested in the history of the D-day landings and the Battle of Normandy then he will want to spend at least half a day in the museum. If the rest of your party do not share his interest then I suggest... More
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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
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